Clarkson Centre - Governance Monitor - Majority Voting

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Teachers’ Private Capital makes equity investment in BluEarth Renewables Inc.

December 16, 2010 — TORONTO (December 16, 2010): Ontario Teachers' Pension Plan (Teachers') today announced an equity investment in BluEarth Renewables Inc. (BluEarth), a privately held company focused on acquiring, developing, constructing and operating hydro,...

Teachers’ honoured for innovative asset management

December 10, 2010 — TORONTO - The Ontario Teachers' Pension Plan (Teachers’) received aiCIO’s Industry Innovation Award for public pension funds with over $15 billion in assets, at a recent ceremony in New York City.

Jim Leech Comments on MLSE Ownership

December 3, 2010 — TORONTO - Jim Leech, President and CEO of the Ontario Teachers' Pension Plan (Teachers'), today made the following statement regarding the speculation surrounding the plan's ownership position in Maple Leaf Sports and Entertainment:

Teachers' supports retirement financing solution for all working Canadians

December 1, 2010 — Our response discusses options for improving retirement security and urges Canada's provincial finance ministers, as they prepare for their December meeting in Kananaskis, to strike an impartial Federal-Provincial Task Force to identify the best...

2010 Report on Corporate Governance in Canada

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Ontario Teachers' Pension Plan Board and Maple Leaf Foods Inc. Announce Increase in Size of Bought Deal

November 23, 2010 — TORONTO - Ontario Teachers' Pension Plan Board ("OTPP") and Maple Leaf Foods Inc. (TSX:MFI) (the "Company") are pleased to announce that BMO Capital Markets and TD Securities Inc. (the "Underwriters") have increased...

Governance comment: Guidelines Updated

November 22, 2010 — Teachers’ has updated its Corporate Governance Policies and Proxy Voting Guidelines for the 2011 proxy season.

Borealis and Teachers’ agree to acquire HS1, UK’s only high-speed rail network

November 5, 2010 — TORONTO - Borealis Infrastructure (Borealis), the infrastructure investment arm of the OMERS Worldwide group of companies, and Ontario Teachers' Pension Plan (Teachers') have jointly entered into a binding contract today for the purchase of...

Response to the Ontario Ministry of Finance White Paper

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Jane Rowe assumes leadership of Teachers' Private Capital

October 18, 2010 — TORONTO - Jane Rowe today assumed her new role as Senior Vice-President of Teachers’ Private Capital, the private investment department of Ontario Teachers’ Pension Plan (Teachers’).

Teachers' Part of Group Buying stake in Brazilian Bank BTG Pactual

October 6, 2010 — Ontario Teachers’ Pension Plan is part of a consortium of prestigious international investors that today signed an agreement with BTG Pactual, Brazil’s leading investment bank, to acquire US$1.8 billion in new shares.

Teachers’ agrees to sell GCAN Insurance to RSA Canada

October 4, 2010 — TORONTO - Ontario Teachers’ Pension Plan (Teachers’), through its private investment department, Teachers’ Private Capital, today announced that it has entered into an agreement to sell GCAN Insurance Company to RSA Canada.

Teachers’ sale of CTVglobemedia stake supports further investments in telecom, media and technology portfolio

September 10, 2010 — TORONTO - Ontario Teachers’ Pension Plan (Teachers’) has agreed to sell its 25 percent ownership of privately held CTVglobemedia (the Company) to BCE Inc. (Bell).

Teachers’ Private Capital equity investment supports launch of U.S. commercial finance company

September 8, 2010 — TORONTO - A US$150 million equity commitment by Ontario Teachers' Pension Plan (Teachers') is providing additional growth capital for NXT Capital, LLC, a privately held middle-market commercial finance company based in Chicago. The investment...

Teachers' Michael Wissell appointed to OSC Investor Advisory Panel

September 1, 2010 — TORONTO - Michael Wissell, Senior Vice President of the Ontario Teachers’ Pension Plan Tactical Asset Allocation department, has been appointed to the Ontario Securities Commission's newly formed Investor Advisory Panel.

Teachers' responds positively to Ontario Government efforts to modernize pension legislation

September 1, 2010 — TORONTO - The Ontario Teachers' Pension Plan (Teachers') today stated that the Ontario Government's recent announcement to modernize the province's pension legislation is an important step in recognizing the unique governance of...

Mid-year update: August 24, 2010

August 24, 2010 — Eileen Mercier, Chair of the Board and Rod Albert, Board member to the Ontario Teachers' Federation Board of Governors.

Teachers’ chair and board member address Ontario Teachers' Federation

August 24, 2010 — TORONTO - Members of the Ontario Teachers' Federation Board of Governors heard today about the impact of the current economic climate on the pension plan, ongoing efforts to ensure pension plan stability, and the pension plan board members'...

Avista Capital Partners and Ontario Teachers’ Pension Plan Agree to acquire INC Research, Inc.

August 19, 2010 — NEW YORK, NY - Avista Capital Partners, a leading private equity firm, and Ontario Teachers' Pension Plan, through its private investor department, Teachers' Private Capital, announced today that they have signed an agreement to acquire INC...

Teachers’ sells 10% of Maple Leaf Foods

August 10, 2010 — TORONTO - The Ontario Teachers' Pension Plan (Teachers’) today announced that it is selling 3,400,000 voting common shares and 10,300,000 non-voting common shares of Maple Leaf Foods Inc. (MFI) and 2,193,913 warrants exercisable into voting common...

SonicWALL Completes Merger With Thoma Bravo and Ontario Teachers' Pension Plan

July 23, 2010 — SAN JOSE, Calif. - SonicWALL, Inc. (Nasdaq: SNWL), a leading provider of IT security and data backup and recovery solutions, today announced that it has completed its merger with affiliates of an investor group led by Thoma Bravo, LLC, which includes...

Governance comment: Teachers’ votes to oppose Magna arrangement – intends to oppose the arrangement at Ontario Court of Justice Fairness Hearing

July 23, 2010 — Teachers’ cast its vote against the proposed arrangement between Magna International Inc. (Magna) and the Stronach Trust at today’s Magna shareholder meeting.

Robert Breckon joins Teachers’ Private Capital as Senior Advisor

July 14, 2010 — TORONTO - Robert Breckon is bringing his knowledge and expertise in the health and life sciences industry to Teachers’ Private Capital, the private equity department of the Ontario Teachers’ Pension Plan.

Teachers’ seeks to provide Supreme Court with investor perspective on single regulator

July 14, 2010 — Toronto - The Ontario Teachers’ Pension Plan (Teachers’) has applied for leave to intervene before the Supreme Court of Canada in the Reference to the court on the proposed Canadian Securities Act.

Governance comment: Teachers’ position on proposed Magna transaction unchanged by additional disclosure

July 13, 2010 — After reading Magna's revised proxy circular issued on Friday, July 9, 2010, our view continues to be that the proposed transaction to collapse the company's dual-class voting structure is unfair to subordinate voting shareholders and that...

Teachers’ not swayed by Magna’s additional disclosure

July 13, 2010 — Toronto - The Ontario Teachers' Pension Plan (Teachers') stated today that it still intends to vote against Magna's proposed transaction to eliminate the company's multiple-voting shares, indicating that the additional disclosure...

Teachers’ closes acquisition of Camelot Group Ltd., UK National Lottery operator

July 8, 2010 — TORONTO - The Ontario Teachers’ Pension Plan (Teachers’) today announced the closing of its acquisition of Camelot Group Ltd., which has an exclusive licence to operate the UK National Lottery.

Teachers’ rejects MFI shareholder rights plan, is converting holdings to reach 29.98% of outstanding common voting shares

June 30, 2010 — TORONTO - Ontario Teachers' Pension Plan (Teachers'), the largest shareholder of Maple Leaf Foods Inc. (MFI) today announced that it opposes the shareholder rights plan adopted by the Board of Directors of MFI and announced last night.

OSC Magna decision sends strong message to corporate boards: Teachers’

June 25, 2010 — TORONTO - Last night’s decision by the Ontario Securities Commission that Magna must amend its circular with more robust and relevant disclosure before it can proceed with a shareholder vote sends a clear message to corporate boards that if they do not...

Shareholder group to participate in OSC hearing on proposed Magna transaction

June 18, 2010 — The Ontario Securities Commission (OSC) today said it would allow a group of six Canadian shareholders to make submissions for the hearing into the proposed transaction to eliminate Magna International’s multiple-voting shares.

Teachers’ supports OSC hearing into proposed Magna transaction

June 16, 2010 — TORONTO - The Ontario Teachers' Pension Plan supports the Ontario Securities Commission's decision to hold a hearing into the proposed transaction to eliminate Magna International's multiple-voting shares.

Governance comment: Teachers’ says ‘no’ to Magna-style dual share collapses

June 3, 2010 — Magna International's proposal to eliminate the company's dual-class share structure is fundamentally unfair to the company's subordinate voting shareholders. It also raises a number of larger governance questions as to whether the board...

Teachers’ announces it will vote against Magna’s proposed transaction to eliminate multiple-voting shares

June 3, 2010 — TORONTO - The Ontario Teachers’ Pension Plan has announced it will vote against Magna’s proposed transaction to eliminate the company’s multiple-voting shares.

SonicWALL Enters into Merger Agreement with Thoma Bravo and Ontario Teachers’ Pension Plan

June 2, 2010 — San Jose, CA – SonicWALL, Inc. (NASDAQ: SNWL), a leading provider of IT security and data backup and recovery solutions, today announced it has entered into a definitive agreement to be acquired by an investor group led by Thoma Bravo, LLC in a...

Institutional Investors Convene in Toronto for Major Talks on Challenges Facing the Governance of Public Companies

May 27, 2010 — LONDON: As Canada gears up for the G20 summit, Toronto also gets ready to host the world's largest investors at the International Corporate Governance Network's (ICGN) annual global summit. The conference runs June 7 – 9 in Toronto,...

Pension champions or pension chumps? The choice is ours. The time is now.

May 12, 2010 — Jim Leech, President and CEO, to the Economic Club of Toronto.

Pension champions or pension chumps? The choice is ours. The time is now.

April 13, 2010 — Jim Leech, President and CEO, to the Conference Board of Canada.

Munchkin Announces Investment by Ontario Teachers' Pension Plan

April 12, 2010 — NORTH HILLS, Calif. - Munchkin, Inc., designer and manufacturer of clever infant and toddler products, today announced that the Ontario Teachers' Pension Plan ("Teachers'") has acquired a significant minority stake of common stock...

2010 Annual General Meeting

April 9, 2010 — Presentation by Teachers' executives at the 2010 Annual General Meeting.

Teachers’ fund rebounds to $96.4 billion, exceeds benchmark with 13% rate of return, $10.9 billion in earnings

April 6, 2010 — TORONTO - The Ontario Teachers' Pension Plan today announced that its 2009 annual rate of return was 13%, with $10.9 billion in investment earnings, placing the fund 4.2% ahead of its consolidated benchmark. As of December 31, 2009, the...

Ontario Teachers' Pension Plan acquires Exal Group

April 5, 2010 — TORONTO - An investor group led by the Ontario Teachers' Pension Plan announced it has acquired Exal Group, the largest specialty manufacturer of aluminum containers in the world. Terms of the transaction were not disclosed.

Teachers’ to acquire UK National Lottery operator Camelot Group plc

March 25, 2010 — TORONTO - The Ontario Teachers' Pension Plan (Teachers'), the largest single-profession pension plan in Canada, announces that it has agreed to acquire Camelot Group plc, which has an exclusive licence to operate the UK National Lottery, for...

Teachers’ accepts AUD$20 million Intoll settlement offer

March 9, 2010 — TORONTO - The Ontario Teachers’ Pension Plan (Teachers’) today confirmed that it has accepted an AUD$20 million litigation settlement offer from Intoll Group (formerly known as Macquarie Infrastructure Group

Governance Comment: Voting intentions for advisory votes on compensation

March 4, 2010 — Teachers’ issued a letter to more than 1,500 Canadian and international public issuers in February explaining how we will handle advisory votes on executive compensation (‘say on pay’) during the 2010 proxy season.

Corporate governance leaders to convene at Global Summit in Toronto, Canada

February 25, 2010 — LONDON - The world's foremost leaders in corporate governance will gather in Toronto, Canada from 7 – 9 June 2010 at the International Corporate Governance Network's annual global summit to focus on the evolution within the global...

Teachers' Statement re: Northumbrian Water Group plc

February 19, 2010 — LONDON - Further to the recent press reports regarding Northumbrian Water Group plc ("Northumbrian Water"), Ontario Teachers' Pension Plan Board announces that it does not intend to make an offer to acquire the entire issued share...

Ares Management & Ontario Teachers' Pension Plan Complete Acquisition of Simmons Bedding ; Simmons Bedding Company Emerges from Pre-Packaged Chapter 11

January 20, 2010 — LOS ANGELES & TORONTO - Ares Management LLC and the Ontario Teachers’ Pension Plan (Teachers’) announced today the completion of their acquisition of Simmons Bedding Company. As previously announced, the acquisition was facilitated through a...

Ontario Teachers' Pension Plan acquires Acorn Care and Education

January 19, 2010 — LONDON - Ontario Teachers' Pension Plan, together with management, has completed the acquisition of Acorn Care and Education Ltd. (Acorn) from Phoenix Equity Partners. Financial details were not disclosed.

United Guaranty Canada acquired by Canadian owners

January 5, 2010 — TORONTO - A private investor group, in which Ontario Teachers' Pension Plan ("Teachers'") is the lead sponsor, has entered into a definitive agreement to acquire American International Group, Inc.'s ("AIG") Canadian...

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