Gerry Rocchi named director of Standard Life Canada

MONTREAL, April 9, 2013 /CNW Telbec/ - David Nish, chairman of The Standard 
Life Assurance Company of Canada ("Standard Life Canada"), is pleased to 
announce the appointment of Gerry Rocchi as an independent director of 
Standard Life Canada and two affiliated companies, effective January 1, 2013. 
Mr. Rocchi is the CEO and a co-founder of Green Power Action, an environmental 
finance firm that launched Canada's first carbon offset credit fund, the 
voluntary Greening Canada Fund for Canadian corporations. 
"In addition to having an acute awareness of how companies can find economic 
advantages by integrating sustainability into their corporate strategies," 
said Mr. Nish. "Gerry brings investment management expertise and a sound 
understanding of corporate financial governance processes and practices to our 
Mr. Rocchi served as the first independent Chair of the Board of Directors of 
the Investment Industry Regulatory Organization of Canada (IIROC) in 2011 and 
2012, and was a director of IIROC for eight years. He has extensive experience 
as a senior executive, director and advisor in a broad array of disciplines, 
including pension investment and finance, strategic analysis, business 
development, risk control and client services. He worked for many years with 
Barclays Global Investors (now part of Blackrock Global Investors), serving as 
CEO of Barclays Global Investors Canada from 1997 to 2004. He also spent 16 
years with Imperial Oil and Exxon in a variety of finance roles and served on 
an independent review committee for a mutual fund group. 
Mr. Rocchi has co-taught a course on pension and endowment fund management in 
the Master of Finance program at the Rotman School of Management, University 
of Toronto. 
About Standard Life
Standard Life plc is a leading long-term savings and investment company 
headquartered in Edinburgh, Scotland. Standard Life has around six million 
customers worldwide and operates in the United Kingdom, Europe, North America 
and Asia, and globally with Standard Life Investments Ltd. 
In Canada, Standard Life has been doing business for 180 years. It operates 
under Standard Life Financial Inc., which wholly owns The Standard Life 
Assurance Company of Canada and Standard Life Mutual Funds Ltd. It is Standard 
Life plc's largest operation outside the UK and has more than 2,000 employees. 
It provides long-term savings, investment and insurance solutions to more than 
1.4 million Canadians, including group retirement and insurance plan members. 
As of December 31, 2012, Standard Life plc had $353 billion in assets under 
administration, including $45billion in Canada through Standard Life 
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