2013 best real estate project award for head office expansion of La Capitale Financial&nbspGroup

Quebec City, April 10, 2013 - La Capitale Financial Group has received the 2013 Best Real Estate Project award for its head office expansion. La Capitale received this award during the Montreal Real Estate Forum, in the Real Estate Evening of the Urban Development Institute of Quebec (UDI Quebec) held on Wednesday, April 3.

The UDI stated, "The head office expansion of La Capitale Financial Group deserves top honours for its design and successful integration in its surroundings, human factor value, commitment to the adoption of innovative sustainable building development techniques, environmental orientations which allow it to strive for LEED® Gold certification, and exemplary use of reclaimed building materials."

Much appreciated recognition

"We are proud of our ultramodern building that casts a glow over Parliament Hill and surrounding Old Quebec. We accept this award with great pride, realizing that it is an honour to be shared. Our head office expansion project brought together teams of professionals and specialists who pooled their knowledge and expertise. They all deserve to be commended for their excellent work. Thanks to this pooling of knowledge and expertise, La Capitale's staff members can benefit from a pleasant and stimulating work environment," said René Rouleau, Chairman of the Board and Chief Executive Officer of La Capitale Financial Group. Mr. Rouleau also thanked UDI President and Chief Executive Officer Raymond C. Bouchard for organizing the contest.

About the UDI Quebec

The Urban Development Institute brings together Quebec real estate owners, managers and promoters working primarily in commercial, office, industrial and multi-residential real estate. Its members include brokers, financial experts, surveyors, architects, urban planners, lawyers and tax specialists, who are involved in the real estate industry. UDI Quebec's members own and manage a portfolio of some $30 billion in assets.

UDI Quebec is the voice of the Quebec real estate industry. As such, its mission is to promote the economic development of the real estate sector, defend the interests of its members, ensure efficient and effective policies, and establish and maintain good communications with the members, government jurisdictions and the community.

About La Capitale

La Capitale Financial Group has a strong presence across Quebec and throughout Canada. With over 2,900 employees and partners and guided by the values of mutualism on which it was founded, La Capitale works with clients to build, protect and value what they feel counts for their financial security. It offers insurance products and financial services to the general public as well as to Quebec public administration employees. With assets of $4.7 billion, La Capitale occupies a choice position among leading insurers in Canada.


Caption: 1st row: Jacques Métivier - Triovest, Claude Beaulac - Ordre des urbanistes du Quebec, Jean-Louis Dubé - Qualité Habitation, Gino Chouinard - Master of Ceremonies, Brigitte Lapointe, Architect and Construction Director, and Yvon Samuel, Director of Real Estate Management, both of La Capitale Financial Group, Dr. Paul Fazio - Concordia University

2nd row: Claude Landry - Desjardins Group, Martine Gaudreault - Otéra Capital, Alain Roy and Mathieu Collette - Altus Group, Raphael Fischler - McGill University