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UPDATED ON: Wednesday, March 30, 2005

The Economical Insurance Group:

Gerald A. Hooper, F.C.A.,
Chairman of the Board

From The Globe and Mail

The Economical Insurance Group is pleased to announce the appointment of Gerald A. Hooper as Chairman of the Board.

Mr. Hooper has been a member of Economicalís board since 1999, was appointed Vice-Chairman in 2003, and served as Chairman of the Pension Committee and as a member of the Audit Committee.

He is Executive Vice President of Schneider Foods, and is a member of the Merger Leadership Council overseeing the merger of Schneider Foods with Maple Leaf Foods.

Mr. Hooper is a chartered accountant and was elected as a Fellow of the Institute of Chartered Accountants of Ontario in 2003. He is a former senior partner with a national firm of chartered accountants, and serves on a number of non-profit organization boards and committees.

The Economical Insurance Group is one of the largest property and casualty insurers in Canada with $1.7 billion in premium volume and $3.3 billion in assets. Based in Waterloo, Ontario, this Canadian-owned and operated company services customersí needs through branches and service offices across the country.

 

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