Ontario Teachers’ Pension Plan closes transaction to increase stake in Bristol International Airport

December 21, 2009 — TORONTO - The Ontario Teachers' Pension Plan (Teachers') has completed the transaction to increase its stake in Bristol International Airport, Britain's ninth busiest airport, and to sell its minority stake in Copenhagen Airports.

Time and money better spent (abolish 30% rule)

December 16, 2009 — Poonam Puri argues against the so-called “30 per cent rule” that precludes pension plans such as ours from holding more than 30 per cent of the director voting shares in a company anywhere in the world - including Canada (It's Time To Abolish The...

Toronto as global retirement financing solutions hub

November 18, 2009 — Toronto has the potential to be a world hub of retirement financing solutions - a position that Ontario Teachers’ Pension Plan CEO Jim Leech has endorsed supporting a new action plan for the Toronto Financial Services Working Group.

Ontario Teachers’ investment positive for Bristol International

November 5, 2009 — Bristol International Airport (BIA) has welcomed today's announcement that Ontario Teachers' Pension Plan (Teachers') will increase its shareholding in BIA, after entering an agreement to acquire the interest currently held by Macquarie...

Canada Pension Plan Investment Board and Ontario Teachers’ Pension Plan confirm indicative proposal to acquire Transurban

November 5, 2009 — Further to the announcement made by Transurban today, Canada Pension Plan Investment Board (“CPPIB”) and Ontario Teachers’ Pension Plan (“Teachers’”) confirm that on 27 October 2009 they submitted an indicative proposal to acquire 100% of Transurban...

Simmons announces restructuring plan

September 25, 2009 — ATLANTA - Simmons Company ("Simmons") and its indirect subsidiary Simmons Bedding Company ("Simmons Bedding"), a leading manufacturer of premium-branded bedding products, today announced that their Boards of Directors have approved...

Governance Comment: TSX rule change raises Canadian governance standards, improves shareholder democracy

September 25, 2009 — The TSX announced today it received approval from the Ontario Securities Commission to require public issuers to obtain shareholder approval for public company acquisitions that result in the issuance of 25% or more of their outstanding shares.

Governance Comment: Target’s move to declassify board a positive step

September 23, 2009 — Target’s announcement in September that board members would stand for re-election each year came several months after a dissident proposal had failed to replace some members from the company’s board.

Teachers’ to purchase CTVglobemedia stake in Maple Leaf Sports & Entertainment

August 20, 2009 — TORONTO - Erol Uzumeri, Senior Vice-President, Teachers’ Private Capital (TPC), the private investment department of the Ontario Teachers’ Pension Plan, today announced Teachers’ agreement with CTVglobemedia Inc. to purchase the multimedia company’s...

Teachers’ urges regulators to protect shareholders’ rights in corporate mergers

July 30, 2009 — TORONTO - The Ontario Teachers' Pension Plan (Teachers') is urging Canadian securities regulators to disallow companies from voting newly issued shares acquired in private placements with the apparent purpose of swaying the outcome of...

Teachers’ confirms Maple Leaf Foods’ disclosure, notes formal shareholder agreement with McCain Capital Corp. no longer needed

July 29, 2009 — TORONTO - The Ontario Teachers' Pension Plan (Teachers') has confirmed Maple Leaf Foods Inc.'s (MFI) disclosure of earlier today that Teachers' has delivered notice to McCain Capital Corporation (MCC) to terminate, effective June...

Teachers' Statement Re: Moneysupermarket.com Group PLC

July 23, 2009 — TORONTO: At the request of the UK Takeover Panel, Teachers' confirms that it made a preliminary approach, through Teachers' private investment arm Teachers' Private Capital, to Simon Nixon, Moneysupermarket.com's majority...

Teachers’ Law department wins Global Counsel Award

July 9, 2009 — TORONTO - The Ontario Teachers' Pension Plan's (Teachers') legal team was awarded the Global Counsel Award for Best Team in the General Commercial category, at a recent ceremony in New York City.

Governance Comment: Are stock option exchanges the right option for companies?

June 29, 2009 — A recent article, Option repricing at issue: Canada Resists; Falling shares present problem for compensation, (National Post, June 3, 2009), pointed out that stock option exchanges are being considered in boardrooms in the U.S. and Canada as directors...

Teachers’ speaks to fellow Chesapeake Energy shareholders: We intend to withhold votes for conflicted directors, and support shareholder proposals

June 8, 2009 — TORONTO - The Ontario Teachers' Pension Plan has delivered a message to fellow Chesapeake Energy shareholders: it intends to withhold upcoming annual general meeting proxy votes for conflicted directors and vote in favour of shareholder proposals...

In the wake of the economic crisis: Renewing the corporate governance imperative

June 4, 2009 — In her acceptance speech at the Institute of Corporate Directors Fellowship Award gala, Eileen Mercier, Chair of the Ontario Teachers’ Pension Plan Board, called for renewed corporate governance vigilance. Ms. Mercier said: “In addition to the massive...

Pension security: replacing a myopic tradition with far sighted reform

May 28, 2009 — Jim Leech, President & CEO, to the Empire Club

Teachers’ CEO Honoured for Commitment to Public Education

May 12, 2009 — TORONTO - Jim Leech, President and CEO, Ontario Teachers' Pension Plan (Teachers') was honoured last week as a Champion of Public Education by The Learning Partnership, at their 11th annual Toronto tribute dinner.

Teachers’ executive named one of Canada’s Top 40 Under 40™

May 1, 2009 — TORONTO - Barbara Zvan, Senior Vice-President, Asset Mix & Risk, Ontario Teachers' Pension Plan (Teachers') has been honoured as one of Canada's Top 40 Under 40™ for 2008. The annual award recognizes the achievements of 40 Canadians...

2009 Annual General Meeting

April 3, 2009 — Presentation by Teachers' executives at the 2009 Annual General Meeting.

Diversification strategy fails to avert losses: Investment return -18%; Assets down to $87.4 billion

April 2, 2009 — TORONTO - The Ontario Teachers' Pension Plan ended 2008 with assets totaling $87.4 billion, compared to its record $108.5 billion level at the end of 2007. The fund's investment return was -18% compared to its composite benchmark return of...

Ontario amendment to Teachers' Pension Act shows foresight

March 30, 2009 — TORONTO - “The Ontario government’s proposed amendment to the Teachers’ Pension Act represents an encouraging step forward towards pension reform for thousands of Ontarians,” said Jim Leech, President and CEO of the Ontario Teachers’ Pension Plan...

Teachers’ offers views to federal Finance Department

March 19, 2009 — TORONTO - Ontario Teachers’ Pension Plan (Teachers’) has provided suggestions to the Canadian government as it considers the legislative and regulatory framework for private pension plans.

Teachers’ Private Capital named best private equity firm in Canada

March 16, 2009 — TORONTO - Teachers' Private Capital was chosen as the Best Private Equity Firm in Canada for the second consecutive year in the annual Private Equity International Awards.

Teachers’ responds to Ontario Expert Commission on Pensions

March 6, 2009 — TORONTO - Ontario Teachers' Pension Plan (Teachers') has provided comments on the report of the Ontario Expert Commission on Pensions (the Arthurs Report) to the Ontario government.

Teachers’ wins 2008 Dealmakers award for SAESA transaction

February 19, 2009 — Toronto - Ontario Teachers’ Pension Plan (Teachers’) received a 2008 Canadian Dealmakers award in recognition of its joint acquisition of Chilean electricity distribution, transmission and generation company SAESA Group.

Teachers’ 13F confirms 3.3% holding of Petro-Canada shares

February 5, 2009 — TORONTO - The Ontario Teachers’ Pension Plan (Teachers’) filed a Form 13F with the U.S. Securities and Exchange Commission after market close today. The form notes that Teachers’ held approximately 16 million common shares of Petro-Canada, representing...

Teachers' Executives Honoured

January 16, 2009 — Claude Lamoureux, retired President and Chief Executive Officer of Ontario Teachers’ Pension Plan (Teachers’), has been named to the Order of Ontario, an honour given by the Lieutenant Governor to citizens who have demonstrated excellence in their...

Teachers’ urges boards to maintain long-term focus for compensation plans

January 8, 2009 — TORONTO - The Ontario Teachers' Pension Plan (Teachers') is urging boards and compensation committees not to change stock option plans and other forms of equity-based compensation in response to slumping markets.

Eileen Mercier re-appointed as Board Chair

January 5, 2009 — TORONTO - Education Minister Kathleen Wynne and George (Joe) Lamoureux, President of the Ontario Teachers’ Federation, today announced the re-appointment of Eileen A. Mercier to a second two-year term as Chair of the Ontario Teachers’ Pension Plan...

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