Announcing the retirement of La Capitale General Insurance's President and Chief Executive Officer - After more than 25 years with La Capitale General Insurance, Mr. Réal Circé is retiring

    QUEBEC, Jan. 30 /CNW Telbec/ - Mr. Réal Circé, the President and Chief
Executive Officer of La Capitale General Insurance, has officially retired as
of this past January 4th, after 25 years at La Capitale, during which he spent
almost 18 years at the helm, as President and Chief Executive Officer.
Mr. Circé has left La Capitale General Insurance and its employees in very
good hands. Indeed, Mr. John Strome, the Executive Vice-President of La
Capitale General Insurance for the past three years, now takes on the role of
President and Chief Executive Officer.
    Mr. Strome joined La Capitale General Insurance team back in 1985 and has
successively held the positions of Regional Manager for Trois-Rivières,
Insurance Manager, Director of Operations, Vice-President of Sales and
Development and most recently, Executive Vice-President. His presence within
the company over the past 22 years guarantees the continued commitment to La
Capitale General Insurance's corporate values: integrity, profitability,
controlled growth, quality service and personnel satisfaction. There is no
doubt that since Mr. Circé and Mr. Strome have worked side by side for more
than 20 years, the company's philosophy is set to remain intact.

    About La Capitale General Insurance

    La Capitale General Insurance, who was celebrating its 30th anniversay in
2006, ranks amongst the 5 largest insurers in Quebec. Furthermore, in 2006,
the company was awarded the title of Best Employer for the second time in four
years, within the context of the Best Employer Challenge, in the large
organizations category. La Capitale General Insurance employs close to 800
individuals, providing services through a network of 22 branches throughout
Quebec, as well as through a large and exclusive network of affiliated agents.
Including their wholly-owned subsidiary, L'Unique General Insurance, their
total written premium volume now reaches 425 million dollars, placing La
Capitale General Insurance as a sizeable leader in the damage insurance

For further information:

For further information: Audrey Bouchard, Communication and Public
relations Consultant, La Capitale General Insurance, (418) 266-9662,

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