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Press release from CNW Group

Industrial Alliance supports the Musée national des beaux-arts du Québec expansion project

Thursday, October 06, 2011

Industrial Alliance supports the Musée national des beaux-arts du Québec expansion project11:30 EDT Thursday, October 06, 2011QUEBEC CITY, Oct. 6, 2011 /CNW Telbec/ - Industrial Alliance Insurance and Financial Services Inc. is pleased to support the Musée national des beaux-arts du Québec (MNBAQ) in its project to develop a new pavilion, the details of which will be disclosed to the public today. The support will take the form of a 1 million dollar donation. This is the largest financial contribution that the company has ever made to the visual arts domain."Few projects transform a city so dramatically," said Yvon Charest, President and CEO of Industrial Alliance. "In Quebec City, the expansion of the Musée national des beaux-arts du Québec, directly on the Grande Allée, will enable us to rediscover a museum housing extraordinary collections."Industrial Alliance has promoted cultural life in Quebec City for many years. An outstanding example was the company's commissioning of a large mural by Jean Dallaire, titled Quebec City under the French Regime. This work, which greatly influenced Dallaire's artistic direction, has graced a wall of the head office for 60 years.A company with the wellbeing of the community at heart, lndustrial Alliance supports numerous cultural organizations across Canada, including the Calgary Opera and the Vancouver, Montreal and Quebec City symphony orchestras.About Industrial AllianceFounded in 1892, Industrial Alliance Insurance and Financial Services Inc. is a life and health insurance company with operations in all regions of Canada and in the United States. The company offers a wide range of life and health insurance products, savings and retirement plans, RRSPs, mutual and segregated funds, securities, auto and home insurance, mortgage loans and other financial products and services for both individuals and group. The fourth largest life and health insurance company in Canada, Industrial Alliance contributes to the financial security of over three million Canadians, employs more than 3,900 people and manages and administers more than $70 billion in assets. Industrial Alliance stock is listed on the Toronto Stock Exchange under the ticker symbol IAG.For further information: Pierre Picard, Manager, Public Relations Office: 418 684-5000, extension 1660 Email: pierre.picard@inalco.com