Great-West Lifeco Amends Normal Course Issuer Bid

WINNIPEG, Aug. 29, 2013 /CNW/ - Great-West Lifeco Inc. has obtained approval 
from the Toronto Stock Exchange ("TSX") to amend its normal course issuer bid 
("NCIB") announced December 6, 2012. 
In addition to purchases made through the facilities of the TSX, the Company 
and its designated broker may make purchases on alternative Canadian trading 
platforms. Daily purchases will be limited to 109,294 Common Shares, subject 
to the Company's ability to rely upon the block purchase exception under the 
TSX rules. All purchases will be made at market prices and otherwise in 
accordance with the rules of the TSX and all Common Shares purchased under the 
NCIB will be cancelled. Pursuant to its NCIB, which commenced on December 9, 
2012 and expires on December 8, 2013, the Company has not purchased any Common 
The Company announced that it will enter into an automatic purchase plan with 
a broker to facilitate repurchases of its Common Shares under its NCIB. The 
automatic purchase plan allows for purchases by the Company of its Common 
Shares during black-out periods, subject to certain parameters. Outside of 
these black-out periods, Common Shares may also be purchased in accordance 
with management's discretion. 
Great-West Lifeco Inc. (TSX:GWO) is an international financial services 
holding company with interests in life insurance, health insurance, retirement 
and investment services, asset management and reinsurance businesses. 
Great-West Lifeco has operations in Canada, the United States, Europe and Asia 
through Great-West Life, London Life, Canada Life, Irish Life, Great-West 
Financial and Putnam Investments. Effective July 18, 2013 Irish Life is part 
of Great-West Lifeco's operations. Irish Life assets and earnings are not 
reflected in the 2013 second quarter financial results. Great-West Lifeco and 
its companies have $596 billion* in consolidated assets under administration 
and are members of the Power Financial Corporation group of companies. 
*Assets as of June 30, 2013

SOURCE  Great-West Lifeco Inc. 
Marlene Klassen, APR Assistant Vice-President, Communication Services 
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