QUEBEC CITY, April 3, 2020 /CNW Telbec/ - iA Financial Group today announces that the Annual Shareholder Meeting of iA Financial Corporation Inc. ("iA Financial Corporation") and the Annual Meeting of the Sole Common Shareholder and of the Participating Policyholders of Industrial Alliance Insurance and Financial Services Inc. ("iA Insurance") will be held at the same time on Thursday, May 7, 2020, and will be completely virtual.
This year, out of an abundance of caution to proactively deal with the unprecedented public health impact of COVID‑19, and to mitigate the health and safety risks to our shareholders, employees and other stakeholders, we will hold our meeting in virtual-only format, via live audio webcast only.
Shareholders, participating policyholders, investors or members of the public will not be able to attend the meeting in person. Shareholders and participating policyholders will have an equal opportunity to participate in the online meeting, regardless of geographic location.
The virtual Annual Meetings of iA Financial Corporation and iA Insurance will be held on Thursday, May 7, 2020, at 2:00 p.m. (Eastern time). Webcast link: https://www.icastpro.ca/eia200507a (password: iA2020). For detailed instructions on how to join the webcast and vote at the virtual meeting, shareholders should refer to the Proxy Circular (the "Circular") relating to the annual meeting of iA Financial Corporation and participating policyholders should consult the information document for participating policyholders (the "Information Document") relating to the annual meeting of iA Insurance as well as their proxy form or their voting instruction form.
Registered shareholders and duly appointed proxyholders will be able to participate in the meeting, ask questions and exercise their voting rights, all in real time, provided they are connected to the Internet and comply with all the provisions set out in the Circular. Beneficial owners who have not duly appointed themselves as proxyholders will be entitled to attend the meeting as guests but will not be entitled to vote at the meeting.
Participating policyholders who wish to exercise their right to vote by proxy before the meeting must obtain a proxy form by communicating by email with the corporate secretariat of iA Financial Group at [email protected]. Participating policyholders who wish to participate in the meeting and vote at the meeting must also contact the corporate secretariat of iA Financial Group at [email protected] to obtain a control number allowing them to log on to the meeting via the link mentioned above and vote at the meeting.
We strongly encourage shareholders and participating policyholders to vote before the meeting using any of the methods listed on their proxy form or voting instruction form. In order for a proxy to be voted at the Annual Meetings, the completed proxy form must be received by Computershare Investor Services Inc. no later than 5:00 p.m. (local time) on May 5, 2020.
Annual Report and documents relating to the Annual Meetings are available online
The 2019 Annual Report, Circular and Information Document are now available online at ia.ca (https://ia.ca/investorrelations). The Annual Report and the Circular are also available at sedar.com. The shareholders of iA Financial Corporation will receive the document relating to the Annual Meeting in the coming days.
The Annual Report includes the Management's Discussion and Analysis, the consolidated financial statements and various other information about iA Financial Group.
The Circular presents, among other things, information relating to the exercise of voting rights at the Annual Meeting of iA Financial Corporation, information on the Board of Directors and governance practices and executive compensation.
The Information Document presents, among other things, information relating to the exercise of voting rights at the Annual Meeting of iA Insurance, information on the Board of Directors and governance practices and Board compensation.
If you have any questions or would like additional information regarding the Annual Meetings, please contact Computershare at 1-800-564-6253 (toll-free from Canada and USA) or 1-514-982-7555 (from other countries).
About iA Financial Group
iA Financial Group is one of the largest insurance and wealth management groups in Canada, with operations in the United States. Founded in 1892, it is one of Canada's largest public companies and is listed on the Toronto Stock Exchange under the ticker symbols IAG (common shares) and IAF (preferred shares).
iA Financial Group is a business name and trademark of iA Financial Corporation Inc. and Industrial Alliance Insurance and Financial Services Inc.
SOURCE iA Financial Group
For further information: Investor Relations, Marie-Annick Bonneau, Office: 418-684-5000, ext. 104287, Email: [email protected]; Media Relations, Pierre Picard, Office: 418-684-5000, ext. 101660, Email: [email protected]