SSQ Financial Group reaches fundraising target and raises $50,155 for
SOCODEVI Foundation

QUEBEC CITY, Nov. 17 /CNW Telbec/ - The SSQ Quebec City Marathon was instrumental in raising $50,155 this year for the SOCODEVI Foundation. The funds raised will go toward the purchase of an ambulance for the Sikasso regional health mutual in Mali.

SSQ Financial Group would like to sincerely thank all of those who gave so generously this year. Without them such a successful fund-raising campaign would not have been possible. The SSQ Quebec City Marathon and its Health 5K event have allowed us to make a concrete contribution to charitable organizations working both locally and elsewhere. Many thanks to all of the runners, walkers, organizers and donors for your wonderful show of solidarity and generosity.

About SSQ Financial Group

With $2 billion in annual revenue and more than $4 billion in assets under management, SSQ Financial Group is a leading mutual diversified financial institution. The Group serves over one million clients and provides jobs to over 1,500 employees. SSQ, Life Insurance Company Inc., the Group's principal company, is recognized as a leader in the group insurance industry and as an expert in the investment and retirement sector. SSQ Financial Group is also a rising star in home and auto insurance (SSQ General Insurance Company Inc.).

About SOCODEVI Foundation

SOCODEVI uses the donations it receives to bring financial assistance to communities and associative enterprises (cooperatives and mutuals) in developing countries. With the support of its donors, the Foundation now has 15 development projects around the world.

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SOURCE SSQ Financial Group

For further information: For further information: Élaine Dumais, (418-651-7000); Source: SSQ Financial Group

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