MONTREAL, July 8, 2013 /CNW Telbec/ - Standard Life Financial announced
today a total donation from the company and its employees of up to
$15,000 to the Canadian Red Cross to support citizens of Lac-Mégantic
and assist with relief efforts following the train derailment that
occurred early in the morning of July 6th.
Standard Life is donating $10,000 to the Canadian Red Cross to assist
with the immediate needs and long-term recovery from the disaster which
struck the town. The company is also encouraging employees to make
individual donations and will match all employee donations to the Red
Cross dollar-for-dollar up to $5,000.
"We wish to show our solidarity and assist with efforts to comfort
everyone directly and indirectly affected by this disaster," said
Sophie Fortin, Senior Vice-President, People, Business Change and
Communications, Standard Life Financial.
About Standard Life
Standard Life Financial Inc. provides long-term savings, investments and
insurance solutions to more than 1.4 million Canadians, including group
retirement and insurance plan members.
Standard Life has been doing business in Canada for 180 years and has
approximately 2,000 employees. It comprises the largest operation
outside of the United Kingdom of Standard Life plc, its parent company
headquartered in Edinburgh, Scotland.
As of March 31, 2013, Standard Life plc had $360 billion in assets under
administration, including $46 billion in Canada through
Standard Life Financial.
SOURCE: STANDARD LIFE
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