AXA Donates $20,000 to Help Haiti Earthquake Victims

MONTREAL, Jan. 15 /CNW Telbec/ - In response to the state of emergency in the wake of the powerful earthquake that hit Haiti, AXA has donated $20,000 to the Canadian Red Cross to support the various measures being implemented to help the victims.

The earthquake, which occurred on January 12, destroyed thousands of lives and caused the collapse of roofs, shelters and buildings. AXA's donation will contribute to the search, evacuation and rescue efforts as well as provide shelter, clean water and medical support to the victims.

As a gesture of solidarity with the Haitians struck by this tragedy, AXA is asking its employees who wish to do so, as well as its entire brokerage network, to assist the Red Cross relief efforts by making a financial donation to the Red Cross Haiti Earthquake Fund. Donations may be made online at www.redcross.ca/helpnow, by calling toll free 1 800 418-1111 or in person at any Red Cross office.

In this way, AXA is adding its voice to that of thousands of others in solidarity with the people of Haiti to help them get back on their feet as quickly as possible.

About AXA Canada

Present throughout Canada, AXA in Canada offers a broad range of property/casualty and life insurance products and financial services to its clients through its 2,200 employees and some 4,000 brokers and advisors. In 2008, AXA had revenues of C$1.9 billion and net earnings of C$82 million. AXA in Canada is a member of the AXA Group, a world leader in financial protection, whose business is concentrated in the North American, Western European and Asia-Pacific markets. Worldwide, 80 million clients put their trust in AXA.

SOURCE AXA CANADA

For further information: For further information: Anne Pedicelli, Manager, External Communications, Property/Casualty Insurance, AXA Assurances, (514) 282-6817, ext. 4338, anne.pedicelli@axa-assurances.ca

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