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About Olympia Financial Group Inc

Olympia TSX OLY

Olympia was formed under the Business Corporations Act (Alberta) and is headquartered in Calgary, Alberta. Olympia is a reporting issuer in British Columbia, Alberta and Ontario and it's common shares are listed on the Toronto Stock Exchange under the symbol “OLY”. The majority of Olympia's business is conducted through its wholly owned subsidiary Olympia Trust Company ("Olympia Trust"), a non-deposit taking trust company.

Olympia's philosophy

Olympia Trust received it's letters patent on September 6, 1995, authorizing the formation of a trust company to be registered under the Loan and Trust Corporations Act (Alberta). Operations commenced in March of 1996. Olympia Trust is licensed to conduct trust activities in Alberta, British Columbia, Saskatchewan, Manitoba, Quebec, Newfoundland and Labrador, Prince Edward Island, New Brunswick, and Nova Scotia. Olympia Trust acts as a trustee and manages self-administered registered plans. It also provides foreign currency exchange services and other trustee services.

Olympia's Personalized Approach

The private health services plan division conducts business under Olympia Benefits Inc. ("OBI"), a wholly owned subsidiary of Olympia. OBI was incorporated on May 4, 2006 under the Business Corporations Act (Alberta). In addition, the Exempt Edge Division (EE) is dedicated to building technological solutions for the exempt market and financial services industry that saves time, creates efficiencies and moves our industry forward.

Olympia Gives

In 2011, the Olympia Charitable Foundation was formed with the primary goal of employee engagement. Our employees participate in deciding where their charitable donations are allocated. All employee donations are matched 100% by Olympia to maximize the support we’re providing to charitable foundations. In addition, Olympia hosts an annual charity golf tournament to which half of all funds raised are donated to our Charitable Foundation. 100% of the charity operating costs are paid for directly by Olympia. We are extremely proud of this employee driven initiative and the impact it has made with local and international communities.

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Corporate Governance

The Board of Directors and the management of Olympia Financial Group are committed to leadership in corporate governance. Olympia’s corporate governance policies and practices are designed to be focused on responsibilities to shareholders and creating long term shareholder value. Olympia continuously monitors all proposed new rules and modifies policies and practices to meet any additional requirements.

Our Executive Team

Olympia Trust Company prides itself first and foremost on our team members and their expertise. We care about the client experience and have built one of the largest, most knowledgeable in-house team in the industry.

Rick Skauge

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Craig Skauge

Executive Vice President

Gerhard Barnard

Chief Financial Officer,
Vice President, Financial Services

Ryan McKenna

Vice President,
Information Technology

Jonathan Bahnuik

General Counsel

Become an Olympian

In an annual competition to recognize the best places to work, Olympia Financial Group ranked as one of Alberta's Top 70 Employers and Canada's Top Small and Medium Employers for 2021. Organized and evaluated by the editors of Canada's Top 100 Employers, this special designation recognizes the Alberta employers that lead their industries in offering exceptional places to work. As a result of making this distinguished list, Olympia was recognized across 8 categories as one of the most progressive and forward thinking organizations.

Alberta's Top 70 Employers Profit 200 2021 SME Canada's Top Small and Medium Employers Private Capital Markets Association