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June 11, 2019

Optimum Financial Group awards three excellence scholarships

The recipients are welcomed for an internship in actuarial and reinsurance

MONTRÉAL, June 12, 2019 – Optimum Financial Group is proud to award three excellence scholarships of $5,000 each and three paid summer internships in reinsurance to actuarial students from Université Laval. Congratulations to the winners: Matis Brassard Verrier, Samuel Lamhamedi and Simon Bouchard.

Since 2015, Optimum Financial Group has granted seven excellence scholarships to first and second year actuarial students from Université Laval. This initiative is aligned with Optimum's desire to attract top talent by offering a financial support, along with a stimulating and rewarding work experience in their field of study.

“We are pleased to invest in the next generation of actuaries and thus pay tribute to our founders: Gilles Blondeau and Henri Joli-Coeur, both graduates from Université Laval”, commented Serge Goulet, Vice President, Insurance, Optimum Group Inc. “Welcome to Matis, Samuel and Simon. We are proud to have them join us for the summer”.

About Optimum Financial Group

Optimum Financial Group celebrates its 50th anniversary this year. Since 1969, the Group is dedicated to the financial security of its clients. Global and privately-owned, it is diversified in the sectors of life insurance, general insurance, life reinsurance, actuarial consulting, asset management, and real estate. The Group has nearly 600 employees in subsidiaries mainly across Canada, the United States and in France. Its revenues generate 850 million Canadian dollars, its assets exceed 4.7 billion Canadian dollars and its assets under management total 7.5 billion Canadian dollars.

For further information, please contact:

Stéphanie Alison Berthiaume
Director, Communications and Culture
Optimum Group Inc.

+1 514 288-2010
[email protected]

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