SSQ General Insurance, a subsidiary of SSQ Financial Group, sets up business in Greater Montreal area

QUEBEC CITY, Sept. 22 2010 – SSQ General Insurance, a significant player in Quebec’s general insurance industry, is set to open its doors for business in Longueuil next January. In a move designed to support its current growth in business, the company this fall will be creating several dozen new jobs with the opening of its new Customer Relations Centre to be located within walking distance of the Longueuil Metro Station.

Chief Executive Officer, Gilles Mourette, explains, “We are very proud to be announcing our arrival in the Greater Montreal area. The opening of our new offices is a natural continuation of our strategic development plan and I expect to see sustained growth in the coming years.”

The company’s head office and central call centre will remain in Quebec City. SSQ General Insurance currently employs 475 employees and its rate of growth in terms of annualized written premiums is among the strongest in the industry.

Human Resources Director, Martin Robert, is extending an invitation to all general insurance agents, who would like to take on an exciting new career challenge with a brand-new team, to visit for more information. All the job openings at the new Longueuil office are high quality permanent positions.

SSQ General Insurance

SSQ General Insurance has been providing automotive, home, and business insurance to groups and individuals for more than twenty years. With its very competitive rates, unmatched service, and cutting-edge technology, SSQ is dedicated to raising the standards of the industry.

SSQ Financial Group

With $2 billion in annual revenue and close to $5 billion in assets under management, SSQ Financial Group is a leading mutual diversified financial institution. The Group serves over 1 million customers and provides jobs to over 1,600 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.