Louise Leclerc, Vice President, Technical Claims named 2010 Insurance Woman
of the Year - A prestigious honour that reflects on AXA!

MONTREAL, March 19 /CNW Telbec/ - AXA was very proud to learn that Louise Leclerc, Vice President, Technical Claims, has received the Mildred Jones 2010 Insurance Woman of the Year award. It was presented by the Association des femmes d'assurance de Montréal at the annual gala of the Institut d'assurance de dommages du Québec, held last evening in Montreal.

"This prestigious honour, which is yet another highlight in a remarkable professional career, recognizes Louise's outstanding professionalism and commitment in the property/casualty insurance sector in Quebec," said Bernard Boiteau, Executive Vice President, Property/Casualty Insurance, AXA Assurances.

A true pioneer, Louise Leclerc has been making brilliant strides in the industry for more than 30 years, including the last 19 with AXA. "Throughout her career, she has stood out by garnering the respect and admiration of all those who have had the privilege of working with her. She has skilfully managed highly complex files by proposing solutions in the image of AXA, which has earned her the trust of our brokers' clients," added Bernard Boiteau.

Louise Leclerc is recognized by her peers for her solid expertise in claims settlement, both in Canada and North America. She has set an enviable standard through her work in cases involving the Insurance Bureau of Canada and the Groupement des assureurs automobiles. An effective negotiator, she favours conciliation and the fair and efficient settlement of files for the greater benefit of the insureds.

Her competence, integrity and credibility are a source of inspiration for many. In this respect, Louise Leclerc is a perfect example of the success of women in the industry. Her leadership and human qualities make her an exceptional manager and richly deserving of the 2010 Insurance Woman of the Year award! That is why the entire AXA team congratulates her and thanks her for this honour which reflects so well on the company.

About AXA

Present across Canada, AXA offers a complete line of Property/Casualty and Life and Health Insurance products to its clients through its 2,300 employees and some 4,000 brokers and advisors. In 2009, AXA had revenues of C$2.05 billion and a net profit of C$137.6 million. AXA in Canada is a member of the AXA Group, a world leader in Financial Protection, operating mainly in Western Europe, North America and the Asia/Pacific region. Around the world, 80 million clients place their trust in AXA.

SOURCE AXA CANADA

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

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