Aviva Joins ENCON’s Pool of Insurers to Expand its Product Offering

Ottawa, ON, March 27, 2007 – ENCON Group Inc. today announced that Aviva Canada Inc. will join the pool of insurers that underwrite its professional liability and construction insurance programs on April 1, 2007.

Aviva will expand ENCON’s product offering with property and crime coverages to complement its core professional liability and commercial general liability (CGL) business. Aviva’s participation will also serve to increase ENCON’s capacity for construction risks. ENCON provides professional liability insurance for various professions with errors and omissions exposures, directors and officers, and information technology companies, as well as construction insurance.

“We are pleased to join forces with a leading property and casualty insurance carrier and expand our product offering to clients,” says Jean Laurin, President, ENCON. “Our focus is on our clients, which means meeting market needs while ensuring a very high level of client satisfaction.”

Igal Mayer, President and CEO, Aviva, says: “Aviva is very pleased to be working with ENCON, a recognized industry leader in the fields of professional liability and construction. Together, we will be able to offer our brokers an even broader product range.”

ENCON conducts business only with insurers who are consistently highly rated by A.M. Best, the largest provider of ratings information for the global insurance industry.


ENCON Group Inc. is one of the leading managing general agents in Canada. We develop and administer insurance programs and distribute them through a nationwide network of independent plan advisors and brokers. With offices in several Canadian cities, ENCON offers professional liability and construction insurance, as well as group and retiree benefits programs to individuals, professionals, organizations and employers across the country. Visit our website at encon.ca.

About Aviva Canada

Aviva Canada Inc. is one of the leading Property and Casualty insurance groups in Canada, providing home, automobile and business insurance and premier claims service to more than 3 million customers. Our group of companies has more than 3,100 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. Visit our Web site at avivacanada.com.