CO-OPERATORS GENERAL INSURANCE COMPANY DECLARES QUARTERLY DIVIDEND ON: CLASS E, SERIES C PREFERENCE SHARES and CLASS E, SERIES D PREFERENCE SHARES

GUELPH, ON, Feb. 17 /CNW/ - The Board of Directors of Co-operators General Insurance Company ("Co-operators General") today announced a quarterly dividend of $0.3125 per Non-Cumulative Redeemable Class E Preference Shares, Series C, payable March 31, 2011 to shareholders of record at the close of business on March 4, 2011.

In addition, the Board of Directors announced a quarterly dividend of $0.453125 per Non-Cumulative Redeemable Class E Preference Shares, Series D, payable March 31, 2011 to shareholders of record at the close of business on March 4, 2011.

Co-operators General has designated the dividends referred to above as eligible dividends for the purposes of the Income Tax Act (Canada).

With assets of more than $5.2 billion, Co-operators General is a leading Canadian-owned multi-product insurance company. Co-operators General is part of The Co-operators Group Ltd., a national group of companies owned by a group of Canadian co-operatives, credit union centrals and like-minded organizations.

Co-operators General Class E, Series C Preference Shares trade under ticker symbol CCS.PR.C and the Class E Series D Preference Shares trade under ticker symbol CCS.PR.D.  Both series of shares trade on the Toronto Stock Exchange (TSX).

Note to Editors: All figures in Canadian dollars.

SOURCE The Co-operators

For further information:

Bruce West
Executive Vice-President and Chief Financial Officer
Telephone: (519) 767-3036   Fax: (519) 824-0599


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