SSQ Financial Group continues its expansion with a new acquisition on Laurier Blvd in Quebec City

QUEBEC CITY, Sept. 8, 2014 /CNW Telbec/ - SSQ Financial Group purchased an office building this week located at 2475 Laurier Blvd in Quebec City, adjacent to the company's head office, in a bid to primarily meet the company's growing office space needs.

"This is an exceptional opportunity for a fast growing company like SSQ Financial Group to bring together all Quebec City employees at the same location on Laurier Blvd. In addition to improving the synergy of our operations, this additional space will allow us to actively pursue our development," said René Hamel, CEO of SSQ Financial Group.

Built in 1961, the 3-storey building has 62,000 ft2 in office space. The recent acquisition is located nearby SSQ's head office at 2525 Laurier Blvd, which includes two towers: the St. Lawrence tower, built in 1968 and the Laurentian tower, built in 1989, and the Roland-Giroux building located at 2505/2515 Laurier Blvd and built in 2005. With this new acquisition, the SSQ Financial Group buildings in this sector of Laurier Blvd will total some 600,000 ft2 in office space.

As for employees in the greater Montreal area, they will be all brought together in 2016, in the new SSQ Tower in Longueuil, Place Charles-Le Moyne, a few minutes from the Jacques-Cartier Bridge and the Longueuil Metro station. Construction of the distinctive, contemporary 12-storey tower began last March. The building will be aiming for LEED certification and will also offer office space. In addition, SSQ Financial Group owns the SSQ Place building in the northern suburbs of the City of Toronto.

SSQ Financial Group has employees in Montreal, Longueuil, Brossard, Granby, Trois-Rivières, Halifax, Toronto, Calgary and Vancouver.

About SSQ Financial Group
With a business volume of $3 billion and over $11 billion in assets under management, SSQ Financial Group is a leading mutual diversified financial institution in Canada.

The Group serves over one million clients and provides jobs to nearly 2,000 employees. SSQ, Life Insurance Company Inc., the Group's principal company, is recognized as a leader in the group insurance industry and as an expert in the investment and retirement sector. SSQ Financial Group is also a rising star in home and auto insurance under the SSQ General Insurance Company Inc. banner and has expanded into the individual insurance market thanks to its subsidiary, SSQ Insurance Company Inc.

For more information, please visit ssq.ca.

SOURCE: SSQ FINANCIAL GROUP

For further information: Danielle Rioux, 1-866-332-3806 / pressrelations@ssq.ca


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