CALGARY, Dec. 10, 2013 /CNW/ - Olympia Financial Group Inc. (TSX: OLY) is pleased to announce that it has been named one of Canada's Top 50 Small & Medium Employers.
Canada's Top Small & Medium Employers is a new competition organized by the editorial team at Canada's Top 100 Employers. This project recognizes small and medium enterprises across Canada that lead the nation in creating exceptional workplaces with forward-thinking human resources policies. Employers are evaluated on eight criteria: Physical Workplace; Work Atmosphere & Social; Health, Financial & Family Benefits; Vacation & Time Off; Employee Communications; Performance Management; Training & Skills Development; and Community Involvement. To determine eligibility, the Top 100 editors adopted the SME definition used by Statistics Canada, limiting the competition to private-sector commercial organizations with under 500 employees.
In February, 2013, Olympia was also named one of Alberta's Top 60 Employers.
About Olympia Financial Group Inc.
Olympia Financial Group Inc. ("OFGI") conducts most of its operations through its wholly owned subsidiary Olympia Trust Company, a non-deposit taking trust company. Olympia Trust Company is licensed to conduct trust activities in Alberta, British Columbia, Saskatchewan, Manitoba, Quebec, Newfoundland and Labrador, Prince Edward Island, New Brunswick and Nova Scotia. Olympia Trust Company administers self-directed registered accounts, acts as a registrar and transfer agent for public and private issuers and offers foreign currency exchange services. OFGI also offers private health services plans through its wholly-owned subsidiary Olympia Benefits Inc.
OFGI's common shares are listed on the Toronto Stock Exchange under the symbol "OLY".
SOURCE: Olympia Financial Group Inc.
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Olympia Financial Group Inc.
Rick Skauge, President and Chief Executive Officer
Gerhard Barnard, Vice-President, Finance and Chief Financial Officer