Co-operators General Insurance Company declares quarterly dividend on Class E, Series C preference shares

    GUELPH, ON, Aug. 14 /CNW/ - The Board of Directors of Co-operators
General Insurance Company ("Co-operators General") today announced a quarterly
dividend of $0.3125 per Non-Cumulative Redeemable Class E Preference Shares,
Series C, payable September 30, 2008 to shareholders of record at the close of
business on September 5, 2008.
    Co-operators General has designated the dividends referred to above as
eligible dividends for the purposes of the Income Tax Act (Canada).

    With assets of more than $4.6 billion, Co-operators General is a leading
Canadian-owned multi-product insurance company. Co-operators General is part
of The Co-operators Group, a national group of companies owned by a group of
Canadian co-operatives, credit union centrals and like-minded organizations
that focus on insurance and investment products.
    Co-operators General's Class E, Series C Preference Shares trade on the
Toronto stock exchange (TSX) under ticker symbol CCS.PR.C.

    Note to Editors: All figures in Canadian dollars.

For further information:

For further information: Bruce West, Senior Vice-President and Chief
Financial Officer, Telephone: (519) 767-3036, Fax: (519) 824-0599

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