Aviva lowers automobile insurance rates in Nova Scotia

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February 19, 2007, Halifax, N.S. – The owners of 47,000 vehicles insured through the Aviva Canada group in Nova Scotia started paying lower automobile insurance rates as of February. Approval was received by the Nova Scotia Insurance Review Board for Aviva to reduce its rates for drivers in the Province, effective January 1, 2007, for new business and February 1, 2007, for renewals.

Overall, Aviva is reducing its rates by 11% for private passenger vehicles in Nova Scotia. The amount each policyholder receives will differ depending on policy, geographic and risk details. For example, rates in Halifax are decreasing, on average, by over 15%.

�This is great news for drivers in Nova Scotia,� says Jennifer Power, Senior Vice-President of Aviva�s Atlantic Region. �Clearly, the reforms introduced over three years ago continue to drive lower premiums for Nova Scotia drivers.�

About Aviva Canada

Aviva Canada Inc. is one of the leading property and casualty insurance groups in Canada, providing home, automobile, and business insurance to more than three million customers. The Aviva group of companies has more than 3,200 employees, 40 locations, and more than 3,000 independent broker partners from coast to coast. Aviva Canada Inc. is a wholly owned subsidiary of UK-based Aviva plc, the world�s fifth largest insurance group.

For more information, visit www.avivacanada.com.