Great-West Lifeco Inc. announces election of Directors

TSX:GWO

WINNIPEG, MB, May 2, 2013 /CNW/ - In accordance with the Toronto Stock Exchange Company Manual, Great-West Lifeco Inc. (TSX: GWO) announced today that the nominees listed in its management proxy circular dated February 18, 2013 were elected as its directors at its Annual and Special Meeting of Shareholders held earlier today in Winnipeg.

On a vote by ballot, each of the following nominees proposed by management was elected as a director:

      For     Withheld
George S. Bain     99.84%     0.16%
Marcel R. Coutu     98.61%     1.39%
André Desmarais     93.45%     6.55%
Paul Desmarais, Jr.     91.42%     8.58%
Michael L. Hepher     99.84%     0.16%
Chaviva M. Hošek     99.79%     0.21%
J. David A. Jackson     99.87%     0.13%
D. Allen Loney     99.36%     0.64%
Raymond L. McFeetors     94.07%     5.93%
David A. Nield     99.82%     0.18%
R. Jeffrey Orr     93.38%     6.62%
Michel Plessis-Bélair     99.29%     0.71%
Henri-Paul Rousseau     98.94%     1.06%
Raymond Royer     99.85%     0.15%
Jerome J. Selitto     99.83%     0.17%
James M. Singh     99.83%     0.17%
Emőke J.E. Szathmáry     99.80%     0.20%
Gregory D. Tretiak     99.36%     0.64%
Brian E. Walsh     98.39%     1.61%

GREAT-WEST LIFECO
Great-West Lifeco Inc. (TSX:GWO) is a financial services holding company with interests in the life insurance, health insurance, retirement savings, investment management and reinsurance businesses.  The Company has operations in Canada, the United States, Europe and Asia through The Great-West Life Assurance Company, London Life Insurance Company, The Canada Life Assurance Company, Great-West Life & Annuity Insurance Company and Putnam Investments, LLC.  Lifeco and its companies have $582 billion in assets under administration.  Great-West Lifeco is a member of the Power Financial Corporation group of companies.
Assets as of March 31, 2013

SOURCE: Great-West Lifeco Inc.

For further information:

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


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