Great-West Lifeco's U.S. subsidiary announces agreement to acquire J.P. Morgan Retirement Plan Services

Great-West Lifeco's U.S. subsidiary announces agreement to acquire J.P. Morgan 
Retirement Plan Services 
Great-West Financial to gain approximately 1.9 million participants and US$167 
billion in plan assets via transaction 
TSX:GWO 
WINNIPEG, April 3, 2014 /CNW/ - Great-West Lifeco Inc. today announced that 
its U.S. subsidiary Great-West Financial(®) has reached an agreement to 
acquire the J.P. Morgan Retirement Plan Services large-market recordkeeping 
business. Upon completion of the acquisition, Great-West Financial will become 
the second-largest retirement services provider by participants in the U.S. 
defined contribution market, with nearly 6.8 million participants and US$387 
billion in recordkeeping assets. Terms of the transaction were not disclosed. 
The J.P. Morgan Retirement Plan Services business comprises 200 clients with 
approximately 1.9 million participants and US$167 billion in retirement plan 
assets. As part of the transaction more than 1,000 staff and management 
affiliated with J.P. Morgan Retirement Plan Services will join Great-West 
Financial. 
The transaction is scheduled to close in the third quarter of 2014, subject to 
regulatory approval in the U.S. 
"This acquisition is consistent with Great-West Lifeco's global business 
strategy of developing significant market positions in the sectors where we 
participate," said Paul Mahon, President and Chief Executive Officer of 
Great-West Lifeco. "It further enhances our position as a leading retirement 
plan provider in the United States." 
"J.P. Morgan large market clients will transition to the Great-West Financial 
platform with their current client service teams intact, which will be of 
significant benefit," Mahon said. 
As part of this expanded emphasis on U.S. market opportunities, Great-West 
Lifeco announced in March that it appointed Robert L. Reynolds as President 
and Chief Executive Officer of Great-West Lifeco U.S. Inc., which owns 
Great-West Financial and Putnam Investments. Great-West Lifeco also announced 
that it will integrate Putnam Investments' retirement business into that of 
Great-West Financial. 
"Uniting the three retirement businesses under Great-West Financial further 
strengthens our ability to provide the U.S. marketplace with a superior, 
leading-edge offering across every client segment," Reynolds said. 
While this transaction will not have an immediate material impact on the 
financial results, it will increase the competitive position of Great-West 
Financial. 
For more information, please refer to a presentation on the acquisition posted 
on Great-West Lifeco's website at 
www.greatwestlifeco.com/008/home/eventsandpresentations/index.htm. 
About Great-West Financial
Great-West Financial(®) is a registered mark of Great-West Life & Annuity 
Insurance Company. Headquartered in metro Denver, Great-West Financial 
administers US$243.5 billion in assets for its 5.4 million retirement, 
insurance and annuity customers. 
Great-West Financial is the nation's second largest underwriter of life 
insurance sold through banks (BISRA Life Report, FourthQuarter 2013, based on 
total premiums at Dec. 31 2013) and fourth-largest retirement plan record 
keeper (Pensions & Investments, March 2014, based on total participant 
accounts at Sept. 30, 2013). It is an indirect, wholly owned subsidiary of 
Great-West Lifeco Inc. and "A Member of the Power Financial Corporation Group 
of Companies"( ®). 
Great-West Financial(®) refers to products and services provided by 
Great-West Life & Annuity Insurance Company (GWL&A), Corporate Headquarters: 
Greenwood Village, CO, its subsidiaries and affiliates. Recordkeeping 
information and rankings reflect all recordkeeping customers of GWL&A 
subsidiary FASCore, LLC: those of institutional partners, third-party 
administrator clients and Great-West Financial. The trademarks, logos, and 
registered marks used are owned by GWL&A. 
About Great-West Lifeco
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. Great-West Lifeco and its companies have 
$758 billion* in consolidated assets under administration and are members of 
the Power Financial Corporation group of companies. 
* Assets as of December 31, 2013
 

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