iA Financial Group announces annual meeting voting results

QUEBEC CITY, May 13, 2022 /CNW Telbec/ -Jacques Martin, Chair of the Board of iA Financial Group, is pleased to announce the election of two new directors to the Boards of iA Financial Corporation Inc. ("iA Financial Corporation") and Industrial Alliance Insurance and Financial Services Inc. ("iA Insurance"): Ouma Sananikone and Rebecca Schechter.

Ms. Ouma Sananikone is a corporate director with extensive experience in finance, particularly in investment management and environmental, social and governance (ESG) criteria, covering all asset classes. She is a member of the boards of Innergex Renewable Energy and Ivanhoe Cambridge, among others, and served on the board of the Caisse de dépôt et placement du Québec for 10 years.

Ms. Rebecca Schechter is an executive at Optum Behavioral Health, a leading provider of information and technology-based health services. She has a proven track record of profitable growth and business transformation in the areas of group programs, retirement, financial technology and healthcare.

With their vast experience and qualities, these two directors will make a great contribution to the board's activities.

Voting results
iA Financial Group also announces the results of the votes by ballot held at its annual meeting on Thursday, May 12, 2022.

For iA Financial Corporation:

1.       Election of directors by common shareholders
Each of the nominees for the common shareholders listed in the circular was elected.

Name of nominee

Votes for

%

Votes withheld

%

Mario Albert

81,768,729

98.75

1,037,231

1.25

William F. Chinery

82,735,224

99.91

71,654

0.09

Benoit Daignault

82,750,606

99.93

55,685

0.07

Nicolas Darveau-Garneau

79,590,984

96.12

3,215,894

3.88

Emma K. Griffin

82,125,192

99.18

681,686

0.82

Ginette Maillé

81,731,603

98.70

1,075,179

1.30

Jacques Martin

81,249,590

98.12

1,556,861

1.88

Monique Mercier

81,711,636

98.68

1,095,242

1.32

Danielle G. Morin

79,586,474

96.11

3,220,100

3.89

Marc Poulin

81,682,984

98.64

1,123,590

1.36

Suzanne Rancourt

81,164,751

98.02

1,641,823

1.98

Denis Ricard

82,746,001

99.93

60,573

0.07

Ouma Sananikone

77,404,873

93.48

5,402,005

6.52

Rebecca Schechter

82,740,253

99.92

66,625

0.08

Ludwig W. Willisch

82,726,661

99.90

80,180

0.10

2.       Appointment of external auditor
Deloitte LLP was appointed as the corporation's external auditor.

Votes for

%

Votes withheld

%

70,161,928

84.69

12,686,496

15.31

3.       Advisory vote on the Corporation's approach to executive compensation
The advisory resolution on executive compensation was approved.

Votes for

%

Votes against

%

71,746,094

86.64

11,059,970

13.36

4.       Shareholder Proposal No. 1
Shareholder Proposal No. 1 - Becoming a benefit company, was rejected.

Votes for

%

Votes against

%

2,479,089

2.99

80,326,738

97.01

5.       Shareholder Proposal No. 2
Shareholder Proposal No. 2 - French, the official language, was rejected.

Votes for

%

Votes against

%

286,340

0.35

82,519,951

99.65

For iA Insurance:

1.       Election of directors by the sole common shareholder
Each of the nominees for the sole common shareholder listed in the information document for participating policyholders was elected.

Name of nominee

Votes for

%

Votes withheld

%

William F. Chinery

108,575,222

100

0

0

Benoit Daignault

108,575,222

100

0

0

Nicolas Darveau-Garneau

108,575,222

100

0

0

Emma K. Griffin

108,575,222

100

0

0

Jacques Martin

108,575,222

100

0

0

Suzanne Rancourt

108,575,222

100

0

0

Denis Ricard

108,575,222

100

0

0

Ouma Sananikone

108,575,222

100

0

0

Rebecca Schechter

108,575,222

100

0

0

Ludwig W. Willisch

108,575,222

100

0

0

2.       Election of directors by participating policyholders
Each of the following nominees for the participating policyholders was elected.

Name of nominee

Votes for

%

Votes withheld

%

Mario Albert

313

91.25

30

8.75

Ginette Maillé

320

93.29

23

6.71

Monique Mercier

321

93.59

22

6.41

Danielle G. Morin

319

93.00

24

7.00

Marc Poulin

315

91.84

28

8.16

3.       Appointment of external auditor by the sole common shareholder
Deloitte LLP was appointed as the corporation's external auditor.

Votes for

%

Votes withheld

%

108,575,222

100

0

0

Final results for all matters voted on during the annual meeting will be submitted to Canadian securities administrators and will be available on sedar.com.

About iA Financial Group
iA Financial Group is one of the largest insurance and wealth management groups in Canada, with operations in the United States. Founded in 1892, it is an important Canadian public company and is listed on the Toronto Stock Exchange under the ticker symbols IAG (common shares) and IAF (preferred shares).

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iA Financial Group is a business name and trademark of iA Financial Corporation Inc. and Industrial Alliance Insurance and Financial Services Inc.

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