QUEBEC CITY, Nov. 11, 2013 /CNW Telbec/ - Further to the Autorité des marchés financiers' approval, Industrial Alliance Insurance and Financial Services Inc. ("Industrial Alliance") announces that it has sent to all registered holders of its Non-Cumulative 5-Year Rate Reset Class A Preferred Shares Series C (the "Series C Preferred Shares") a formal notice and instructions for the redemption of the Series C Preferred Shares, in accordance with the rights, privileges, restrictions and conditions attached to the Series C Preferred Shares. Therefore, Industrial Alliance will redeem, on December 31, 2013, all of its Series C Preferred Shares then outsanding. The redemption price will be $25.00 for each Series C Preferred Share plus an amount equal to all declared and unpaid dividends, less any tax required to be deducted and withheld by Industrial Alliance. There are 4,000,000 Series C Preferred Shares outstanding as of today.
Beneficial holders who are not the registered holders of these shares should contact the financial institution, broker or other intermediary through which they hold such shares to confirm how they will receive the redemption proceeds.
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Although Industrial Alliance believes that the expectations reflected in such forward-looking statements are reasonable, such statements involve risks and uncertainties, and undue reliance should not be placed on such statements. Certain material factors or assumptions are applied in making forward-looking statements, and actual results may differ materially from those expressed or implied in such statements.
The forward-looking statements in this news release reflect the Company's expectations as of the date of this document. Industrial Alliance does not undertake to update or release any revisions to these forward-looking statements to reflect events or circumstances after the date of this document or to reflect the occurrence of unanticipated events, except as required by law.
About Industrial Alliance
Founded in 1892, Industrial Alliance Insurance and Financial Services Inc. is a life and health insurance company with operations in all regions of Canada as well as in the United States. The Company offers a wide range of life and health insurance products, savings and retirement plans, RRSPs, mutual and segregated funds, securities, auto and home insurance, mortgage loans and other financial products and services for both individuals and groups. The fourth largest life and health insurance company in Canada, Industrial Alliance contributes to the financial security of over three million Canadians and employs 4,400 people. With the recent acquisition of Jovian Capital Corporation on October 1st, the Company now manages and administers about $95 billion in assets. Industrial Alliance stock is listed on the Toronto Stock Exchange under the ticker symbol IAG.
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