B2B Trust and Canada Life sign investment loan program distribution agreements

TORONTO, June 15, 2011 /CNW Telbec/ - B2B Trust and Canada Life have signed agreements for the distribution of investment loans to Canada Life segregated fund clients. The newly signed agreements will provide preferred rates on investment loans to Canadian investors who purchase eligible Canada Life segregated fund policies offered through licensed insurance agents.

"It is with great pleasure that B2B Trust adds Canada Life to our list of distribution alliances. We look forward to providing greater options and flexibility to managing general agencies and insurance agents across the country," says Susi McCord, Senior Vice President, Marketing and Distribution at B2B Trust. "The insurance industry is one of the fastest-growing fields in Canada, and B2B Trust is proud to provide advisors in the segregated fund market with our industry tailored products and services."

"Canada Life offers a wide variety of individual investment products to suit clients' diverse needs, goals and risk tolerance," says Michael Campbell, Vice-President, Market Development at Canada Life. "We are pleased to enhance these investment opportunities for advisors and their clients with the flexible investment loan program that B2B Trust provides."

B2B Trust, a wholly-owned subsidiary of Laurentian Bank of Canada, is a leading third-party supplier of investment and RRSP loan programs to advisors and agents across the mutual fund and insurance sectors, as well as through dealers and managing general agencies (MGAs). Segregated funds are offered exclusively through distribution alliances with leading insurance companies, such as Canada Life.

About Canada Life
In Canada, Canada Life offers a broad range of insurance and wealth management products and services for individuals, families and business owners from coast to coast. These products include investments, savings and retirement income, annuities, life, disability and critical illness insurance. Canada Life's products are distributed through independent advisors associated with managing general agencies, as well as national accounts.

About B2B Trust
B2B Trust provides advisors with superior financial products and services for distribution to their clients across Canada. B2B Trust is a leading third-party supplier of investment and RRSP loans, premier supplier of wholesale deposit products, and a long-time provider of self-directed accounts, banking services and broker mortgages. B2B Trust's suite of products and services are available nationally with the head office located in Toronto and regional sales representation across Canada. The company is a federally chartered trust company and wholly-owned subsidiary of Laurentian Bank of Canada. The website address is b2btrust.com.

In Quebec, advisor refers to a financial security advisor for individual insurance and segregated fund policies; and to an advisor in group insurance/annuity plans for group products.

®B2B TRUST is a registered trademark of B2B Trust.

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For further information:

Lisa An
Veritas Communications
416.955.4587
an@veritascanada.com

Manon Stébenne
Senior manager, Media and Public Relations
Laurentian Bank
514.284.4500 ext 8232
manon.stebenne@banquelaurentienne.ca

Marlene Klassen, APR
Assistant Vice-President, Communication Services
Canada Life
204.946.7705

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