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Yves Gagnon retirement

June 21, 2022

Quebec City, June 21, 2022 - Beneva announces the retirement of Yves Gagnon, Chief Operating Officer of its subsidiaries L'Unique and Unica. Yves, who has dedicated his career to the brokerage side of the business, will be leaving his position in November after forty years in our industry.  Yves’ enthusiasm and commitment have left an indelible mark on his colleagues and the brokerage firms he has served throughout his career.

"I have had the distinct pleasure of working with Yves for many years and I would like to personally thank him for his commitment to our organization and to the broker network throughout his career. He has worked tirelessly to establish L'Unique and more recently Unica as key players in their respective markets," said Christian Fournier, Beneva's Executive Vice President and P&C Insurance Leader.

"I would like to express my gratitude to our brokers who have placed their trust in us and have made us so successful over the years," said Yves Gagnon. "I also owe a big thank you to all my colleagues and employees for these extraordinary years. I will miss them, but I will leave with peace of mind knowing the incredible talent and dedication that this team brings.”

Yves will continue as COO of L'Unique and Unica until his departure. Beneva will soon begin a recruitment process to appoint his successor.

About Beneva

Created through the merger of La Capitale and SSQ Insurance, Beneva is the largest mutual insurance company in Canada with more than 3.5 million members and clients. It has over 5,000 dedicated employees: people who protect people. Its human approach is rooted in the mutualist values shared by its employees. With assets of $26.8 billion, Beneva is a key player in the Canadian insurance and financial services industry. Its head office is located in Quebec City.

The policyholders of Beneva Group Inc. are members of SSQ Mutual and La Capitale Mutuelle de l'administration publique.

About L'Unique General Insurance

L'Unique was founded in 1978. Since 2004, it has been a member company of the La Capitale group (now combined with SSQ Insurance to form Beneva). With its vast network of independent brokers, L'Unique distributes a complete range of general insurance products. With its in-depth knowledge of the Quebec market, L'Unique is able to provide brokers in the province with products and tools that meet their needs and ensure quality service to policyholders.

About Unica

Founded in 1955, Unica Insurance provides innovative niche Commercial and Personal insurance solutions to protect VIP clients’ homes, vehicles and businesses. Delivering best-in-class insurance protection backed by a renowned claims experience, Unica allows its customers to safeguard their hard-earned assets and protect their momentum. Unica is a subsidiary of La Capitale General Insurance, one of the largest property & casualty insurers in Canada. Our products are offered exclusively through a network of select professional insurance brokers across Ontario. For more information, visit unicainsurance.com or follow us @unicainsurance.