Standard Life welcomes two industry veterans for its Retail Market team and Group Insurance team

MONTREAL, Dec. 13, 2013 /CNW Telbec/ - Standard Life announces the appointment of two industry experts to boost its Retail Markets Business Development team and expand its Group Insurance team.

Barbara Foy-Pilchner joined Standard Life as Vice-President and National Director, Strategic Accounts, Retail Markets. In this newly created position, Mrs.Foy-Plichner manages relationships with key industry partners to promote Standard Life's investment and insured-money products to a broad client base including the Mutual Fund Dealers Association of Canada (MFDA), the Investment Industry Regulatory Organisation of Canada (IIROC) and the Managing General Agencies (MGA) channels.  She holds an Honors BA in Economics from the University of Toronto and brings over 15 years of experience in the financial services industry.

Lyna Gendron was appointed Associate Vice-President, Pricing and Underwriting, Group Insurance. Mrs. Gendron brings 15 years of life insurance experience to Standard Life. She holds a Bachelor's degree in Actuarial Science from Laval University (Québec City), is a Fellow of the Canadian Institute of Actuaries and the Society of Actuaries; she is also a member of the CFA Institute.

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Photos of Barbara Foy-Pilchner and Lyna Gendron are available upon request.

About Standard Life
Standard Life provides long-term savings, investment and insurance solutions to more than 1.4 million Canadians, including group retirement and insurance plan members. Standard Life in Canada has been doing business for 180 years and has approximately 2,000 employees. It operates under Standard Life Financial Inc., which wholly owns The Standard Life Assurance Company of Canada and Standard Life Mutual Funds Ltd.

Standard Life Financial Inc. is the largest operation outside the United Kingdom of Standard Life plc, its parent company headquartered in Edinburgh, Scotland. Standard Life plc has around 6 million customers worldwide and operates in the UK, Canada, Europe, Asia, the Middle East and globally with Standard Life Investments Ltd.

Standard Life plc had $396 billion in assets under administration, including $46.1 billion in Canada through Standard Life Financial Inc. (at September 30, 2013).

SOURCE: Standard Life

For further information:

Anne-Julie Gratton
External Communications and Public Affairs
514-499-7999, ext. 4600 / 1-877-499-9555, ext. 8150

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