Intact Financial Corporation files preliminary short form base shelf prospectus


TORONTO, Sept. 2, 2015 /CNW/ - Intact Financial Corporation (TSX:IFC) ("IFC") announced today that it has filed a preliminary short form base shelf prospectus with the securities regulatory authorities in each of the provinces and territories of Canada that will, upon a receipt being issued for IFC's final short form base shelf prospectus, allow the company to offer up to $5.0 billion of debt securities, class A shares or common shares, subscription receipts, warrants, share purchase contracts, units or any combination of such securities, over the next 25 months. This prospectus replaces IFC's prior short form base shelf prospectus filed in August 2013.

When securities covered by the base shelf prospectus are offered for sale, a prospectus supplement and/or a pricing supplement containing terms of these securities will be provided. Unless otherwise specified in the applicable prospectus supplement or pricing supplement, Intact will use the net proceeds from the sale of securities for general corporate purposes.  

This press release shall not constitute an offer to sell or the solicitation of an offer to buy, nor shall there be any sale of securities in any jurisdiction in which such offer, solicitation or sale would be unlawful, prior to qualification under the securities laws of any such jurisdiction.  Securities that would be issued would not be registered under the United States Securities Act of 1933 and would not be offered, sold or delivered, directly or indirectly, in the United States of America, its territories, its possessions and other areas subject to its jurisdiction or to, or for the account or benefit of, a U.S. person (as defined in Regulation S under the U.S. Securities Act of 1933) except in certain transactions exempt from the requirements of the U.S. Securities Act of 1933.

About Intact Financial Corporation

Intact Financial Corporation is the largest provider of property and casualty insurance in Canada. The company distributes insurance under the Intact Insurance brand through a wide network of brokers, including its wholly owned subsidiary, BrokerLink, and directly to consumers through belairdirect.

Notice regarding forward-looking statements

This news release includes forward-looking information within the meaning of Canadian securities laws regarding IFC and its business, which may include, but are not limited to, the potential issuance of securities of IFC, the type of securities that may be issued, and other statements as to future issuances. Such statements are based on the current expectations of IFC's management, and are based on assumptions and subject to risks and uncertainties. Although IFC's management believes that the assumptions underlying these statements are reasonable, they may prove to be incorrect. The forward-looking action, events and results discussed in this news release may not occur or could differ materially as a result of known and unknown risk factors and uncertainties affecting IFC, including risks relating to IFC's securities, its industry, general economic and stock market conditions and many other factors beyond the control of IFC. Although IFC has attempted to identify important factors that could cause actual actions, events or results to differ materially from those described in forward-looking statements, there may be other factors that cause actions, events or results to differ from those anticipated, estimated or intended. Forward-looking statements speak only as of the date on which they are made and IFC undertakes no obligation to update or revise any forward-looking statement, except as required by applicable securities law.

SOURCE Intact Financial Corporation

For further information: Media Inquiries: Stephanie Sorensen, Director, External Communications, 1 (416) 344-8027,; Investor Inquiries: Samantha Cheung, Vice President, Investor Relations, 1 (416) 344-8004,


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