Intact closes C$3.2bn private offering with Canadian pensions

Intact Financial Corp, a provider of property and casualty insurance in Canada, has closed its previously announced C$3.2 billion private placement offering with Caisse de dépôt et placement du Québec, Canada Pension Plan Investment Board and Ontario Teachers’ Pension Plan Board.

Intact Financial Corp, a provider of property and casualty insurance in Canada, has closed its previously announced C$3.2 billion private placement offering with Caisse de dépôt et placement du Québec, Canada Pension Plan Investment Board and Ontario Teachers’ Pension Plan Board. The funds raised will be used to help finance the Canadian insurer’s acquisition of RSA Insurance Group assets. Intact and Tryg this month agreed to buy UK-based RSA for about C$12.3 billion.

PRESS RELEASE

TORONTO, Nov. 25, 2020 /CNW/ – Intact Financial Corporation (TSX: IFC) (“Intact” or the “Company”) announced today that it has completed its previously announced private placement of subscription receipts (the “Private Placement”) to Caisse de dépôt et placement du Québec (“CDPQ”), Canada Pension Plan Investment Board (“CPP Investments”) and Ontario Teachers’ Pension Plan Board (“Ontario Teachers'”) of an aggregate of 23.8 million Subscription Receipts at a price of $134.50 per subscription receipt for aggregate gross proceeds of approximately $3.2 billion. CDPQ, CPP Investments, and Ontario Teachers’ have committed $1.5 billion, $1.2 billion, and $0.5 billion, respectively and will be entitled to a transaction fee upon closing of the Acquisition (as defined below).

The proceeds from the Private Placement will be held in escrow and are intended to be used by Intact to fund a portion of the purchase price for its previously announced proposed acquisition (the “Acquisition”) of the entire issued and to be issued share capital of RSA, to be carried out by the Company together with Tryg A/S.

Each subscription receipt will entitle the holder to receive one common share of Intact as well as a dividend equivalent payment upon closing of the Acquisition.

The closing of the Acquisition is expected to occur in the second quarter of 2021 subject to receipt of the relevant approvals or clearances from RSA shareholders and the relevant regulatory and antitrust authorities and the satisfaction or (where capable of waiver) waiver of other conditions to closing.

Additional information on the Acquisition is available at Intact’s website at https://www.intactfc.com/English/investors/.

The subscription receipts and the common shares of Intact have not been, and will not be, registered under the U.S. Securities Act, or the securities laws of any state of the United States and may not be offered, sold or delivered, directly or indirectly, within the United States, except in certain transactions exempt from, or not subject to, the registration requirements of the U.S. Securities Act and applicable state securities laws. This press release does not constitute an offer to sell or a solicitation of an offer to buy any of these subscription receipts within the United States.

About Intact Financial Corporation
Intact Financial Corporation is the largest provider of property and casualty (P&C) insurance in Canada and a leading provider of specialty insurance in North America, with over $11 billion in total annual premiums. The Company has approximately 16,000 employees who serve more than five million personal, business and public sector clients through offices in Canada and the U.S.

In Canada, Intact distributes insurance under the Intact Insurance brand through a wide network of brokers, including its wholly-owned subsidiary BrokerLink, and directly to consumers through belairdirect. Frank Cowan Company, a leading MGA, distributes public entity insurance programs including risk and claims management services in Canada.

In the U.S., Intact Insurance Specialty Solutions provides a range of specialty insurance products and services through independent agencies, regional and national brokers, wholesalers and managing general agencies. Products are underwritten by the insurance company subsidiaries of Intact Insurance Group USA, LLC.

About Caisse de dépôt et placement du Québec
Caisse de dépôt et placement du Québec (CDPQ) is a long-term institutional investor that manages funds primarily for public and para-public pension and insurance plans. As at June 30, 2020, it held CA$333.0 billion in net assets. As one of Canada’s leading institutional fund managers, CDPQ invests globally in major financial markets, private equity, infrastructure, real estate and private debt. For more information, visit www.cdpq.com, follow us on Twitter @LaCDPQ or consult our Facebook or LinkedIn pages.

About Canada Pension Plan Investment Board
Canada Pension Plan Investment Board (CPP Investments™) is a professional investment management organization that manages the Funds in the best interest of the more than 20 million contributors and beneficiaries of the Canada Pension Plan. In order to build diversified portfolios of assets, investments are made around the world in public equities, private equities, real estate, infrastructure and fixed income.

Headquartered in Toronto, with offices in Hong Kong, London, Luxembourg, Mumbai, New York City, San Francisco, São Paulo and Sydney, CPP Investments is governed and managed independently of the Canada Pension Plan and at arm’s length from governments. At September 30, 2020, the Fund totalled C$456.7 billion. For more information, please visit www.cppinvestments.com or follow us on LinkedIn, Facebook or Twitter.

About Ontario Teachers’ Pension Plan
The Ontario Teachers’ Pension Plan Board (Ontario Teachers’) is the administrator of Canada’s largest single-profession pension plan, with $204.7 billion in net assets (all figures at June 30, 2020 unless noted). It holds a diverse global portfolio of assets, approximately 80% of which is managed in-house, and has earned an annual total-fund net return of 9.5% since the plan’s founding in 1990. Ontario Teachers’ is an independent organization headquartered in Toronto. Its Asia-Pacific regional offices are in Hong Kong and Singapore, and its Europe, Middle East & Africa region office is in London. The defined-benefit plan, which is fully funded as at January 1, 2020, invests and administers the pensions of the province of Ontario’s 329,000 active and retired teachers. For more information, visit otpp.com and follow us on Twitter @OtppInfo.