Intact Financial Corporation recognized as a Best Employer in Canada

November 10, 2016

TORONTO, Nov. 10, 2016 /CNW/ - Intact Financial Corporation (TSX: IFC) has been named an Aon Best Employer in Canada at the platinum level for 2017, for the second consecutive year.

"Our employees have helped shape our organization and are the reason we are able to deliver a customer experience that is second to none. We are delighted that our employees continue to feel engaged, inspired, and are passionate about making a difference," said Denise Thompson, Vice President, Human Capital Management, Intact Financial Corporation. "We value the contributions our teams are making, and will continue to foster an environment where they are energized to do their best, and are encouraged to grow."

Following last year's engagement survey findings, Intact Financial Corporation introduced a series of initiatives that provided employees with more support tools to develop their skills and grow their career. These included "role ambassadors," employees who volunteer their time to share insights on their jobs, interactive videos on topics such as career and growth, career management workshops and job shadowing opportunities.

"Career and growth are significant elements of our employee promise. At Intact we have made this commitment because employees have told us that career development is a priority," added Thompson.

Using stringent global standards developed for Aon's Global Best Employer Program, each organization's employee survey scores on engagement, leadership, performance culture and employment brand were assessed against Aon Hewitt's Canadian Survey Database and the opinions of Canadian employees. Organizations that score in the top 25 per cent of the Canadian database achieved the platinum level. The Intact Financial Corporation employee survey included responses from Intact Financial Corporation employees working with Intact Insurance, belairdirect, BrokerLink and Anthony Insurance.

About Intact Financial Corporation

Intact Financial Corporation (TSX: IFC) is the largest provider of property and casualty (P&C) insurance in Canada with $8.0 billion in annual premiums. Supported by over 12,000 employees, the Company insures more than five million individuals and businesses through its insurance subsidiaries and is the largest private sector provider of P&C insurance in British Columbia, Alberta, Ontario, Québec, Nova Scotia and Newfoundland & Labrador. The Company distributes insurance under the Intact Insurance brand through a wide network of brokers, including its wholly-owned subsidiary, BrokerLink, and directly to consumers through belairdirect.

SOURCE Intact Financial Corporation

Media Inquiries: Stephanie Sorensen, Director, External Communications, 1 (416) 344-8027, stephanie.sorensen@intact.net; Investor Inquiries: Samantha Cheung, Vice President, Investor Relations, 1 (416) 344-8004, samantha.cheung@intact.net