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(Kingston, ON – February 27, 2018)– The Board of Directors of The Empire Life Insurance Company (Empire Life) (TSX: EML.PR.A) today declared the following cash dividends:


Record Date

Payable Date

Amount of Dividend

Common Shares

March 12, 2018

April 3, 2018


Non-Cumulative Rate Reset Preferred Shares, Series 1 (TSX: EML.PR.A)

March 19, 2018

April 17, 2018


Non-Cumulative Rate Reset Preferred Shares, Series 3 

March 19, 2018

April 17, 2018



Empire Life advises that the above referenced dividends are eligible dividends for the purposes of the Income Tax Act, Canada and any similar provincial tax legislation.

About Empire Life

Established in 1923 and a subsidiary of E-L Financial Corporation Limited, Empire Life provides individual and group life and health insurance, investment and retirement products to Canadians. Our mission is to make it simple, fast and easy for Canadians to get the investment, insurance and group benefits coverage they need to build wealth, generate income, and achieve financial security. As of December 31, 2017 Empire Life had total assets under management of $17.6 billion. Follow Empire Life on Twitter @EmpireLife or visit for more information.


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Director, Communication Services

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