Clarkson Centre – Director Tenure Report

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Aircastle announces joint venture with Teachers' and closing of first JV investment

December 19, 2013 — Aircastle Limited (the “Company” or “Aircastle”) (NYSE: AYR) announced today that it has formed a joint venture to invest in leased aircraft (the “Joint Venture”) with an affiliate of Ontario Teachers’ Pension Plan (“Teachers’”), the largest...

Updated Governance and Proxy Voting guidelines

December 18, 2013 — The 2014 update to Teachers' Corporate Governance Principles and Proxy Voting Guidelines is available here.

Appointment notice – Deborah Allan, Audrey Gaspar, Romeo Leemrijse

December 12, 2013 — Jim Leech, President and CEO, Ontario Teachers' Pension Plan (Teachers'), is pleased to announce the promotions of: Deborah Allan, Audrey Gaspar and Romeo Leemrijse.

$1.75-million Queen’s MBA scholarship program honours retiring pension leader Jim Leech

November 29, 2013 — TORONTO — To celebrate the career of retiring Ontario Teachers’ Pension Plan President and CEO Jim Leech, his friends and colleagues have made donations toward a scholarship for MBA students at Queen’s School of Business. With an anonymous donor...

Ontario Teachers’ Pension Plan agrees to acquire Burton’s Biscuits

November 18, 2013 — Ontario Teachers' Pension Plan (Teachers') today announced an agreement to acquire Burton's Biscuit Company (Burton's), a major player in the UK biscuit market. Closing is expected prior to the end of November.

Joint submission to CSA on proxy voting

November 13, 2013 — Ontario Teachers' Pension Plan and six major Canadian pension plans submitted a joint response to the CSA.

Teachers' supports Ontario government economic statement

November 7, 2013 — The Ontario Teachers' Pension Plan (Teachers') applauds the Ontario government's numerous initiatives to provide greater retirement income security.

Ontario Teachers’ Pension Plan acquires Busy Bees Nursery Group

October 31, 2013 — Ontario Teachers' Pension Plan (Teachers') today announced the acquisition of Busy Bees Nursery Group (Busy Bees), the largest childcare provider in the United Kingdom.

The Third Rail proposes solutions to serious pension issues

October 29, 2013 — Teachers' CEO Jim Leech and Globe and Mail Senior Writer Jacquie McNish have written The Third Rail: Confronting our pension failures.

Appointment notices – Senior Investment Executives

October 23, 2013 — Jim Leech, President and CEO, Ontario Teachers' Pension Plan (Teachers'), is pleased to announce the following change to the senior leadership of the fund's Investment Division.

New analysis confirms that defined benefit pensions provide significant benefits to Canadian economy

October 22, 2013 — Canadian retirees with defined benefit (DB) pensions are far less likely than other retirees to collect the government's Guaranteed Income Supplement (GIS), shows a study on the economic impact of DB pension plans.

Queen's University announces appointment of Jim Leech as next chancellor

October 18, 2013 — Jim Leech, President and CEO of the Ontario Teachers' Pension Plan, has been appointed the next chancellor of Queen's University. Mr. Leech will begin his three-year term on July 1, 2014.

Submission to OSC consultation regarding women on boards and in senior management

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Ares Management and Ontario Teachers’ Pension Plan Announce Closing of CPG International Inc.

October 1, 2013 — Ares Management LLC and Ontario Teachers' Pension Plan announced today the completion of the acquisition of CPG International Inc. The transaction, which closed approximately six weeks after the Ares Private Equity Group and Teachers' agreed...

Teachers’ supports plans for co-operative capital markets regulatory system

September 19, 2013 — Ontario Teachers' Pension Plan (Teachers') today voiced its support for federal Finance Minister Flaherty's plan to set up a co-operative securities regulator and encourages other provinces and territories to join British Columbia and...

Teachers’ strengthens investments division senior leadership team, positions organization for continued global growth, innovation

September 9, 2013 — Jim Leech, President and Chief Executive Officer, Ontario Teachers' Pension Plan (Teachers'), today announced senior leadership changes within the investment division.

Teachers’ celebrates opening of Asia office in Hong Kong

September 5, 2013 — Ontario Teachers' Pension Plan is preparing to celebrate the Hong Kong office opening of subsidiary Ontario Teachers' Pension Plan (Asia) Limited.

Teachers’ sells 20% stake in Glass Lewis to AIMCo

August 28, 2013 — Ontario Teachers' Pension Plan (Teachers') today announced the sale of 20% of its ownership in proxy advisory firm Glass, Lewis & Co. (Glass Lewis) to Alberta Investment Management Corporation (AIMCo). Terms of the transaction are not...

Article: Pension Envy

August 26, 2013 — The Walrus: Ontario teachers have the world’s best-performing retirement fund. Is it a model for the rest of us?

Ares Management & Ontario Teachers’ Pension Plan to Acquire CPG International

August 19, 2013 — LOS ANGELES & TORONTO - CPG International Inc. announced today that it has entered into a definitive agreement to be acquired by funds managed by Ares Management LLC and Ontario Teachers' Pension Plan.

Article: Seeing the big picture

August 15, 2013 — Hedge Funds Review: There is no denying it is a bold move. A former hedge fund manager will soon take over as the head of one of Canada's largest pension plans.

Hudson's Bay Company to Acquire Saks Incorporated for US$16 per Share, Bringing Together Three Iconic Retail Brands

July 29, 2013 — Hudson's Bay Company (TSX: HBC) ("HBC" or the "Company") and Saks Incorporated (NYSE: SKS) ("Saks") announced today that they have entered into a definitive merger agreement whereby HBC will acquire Saks for US$16.00...

Teachers’ completes acquisition of majority stake in Australian telecom companies

June 28, 2013 — TORONTO — Ontario Teachers' Pension Plan (Teachers') today announced it has completed the acquisition of approximately 70% of three Australian telecommunications companies from Leighton Holdings Limited (Leighton).

Article: The greening of Bay Street’s modernist masterpiece

June 25, 2013 — The Globe and Mail: When construction began on the Toronto-Dominion Centre – the modernist office complex in the heart of Toronto's downtown financial district – architecture critics hailed it as a shining example of the...

Article: The best pension in the world

June 21, 2013 — aiCIO: In a world of qualifiers, Ontario Teachers’ Pension Plan needs none: Measured by either investment returns or value added, it simply has been the best pension plan investor in the world over the past 10 years.

Teachers’ expands social media presence

June 14, 2013 — The Ontario Teachers' Pension Plan (Teachers') recently launched a YouTube channel, rounding out its social media participation that also includes Twitter, and a Facebook page for members.

Commentary – Proxy Season Review

June 10, 2013 — As proxy voting season winds down, the Public Equities team at the Ontario Teachers' Pension Plan reports that it voted at 61% more meetings this year than last.

Canada’s top ten pension funds help drive national prosperity, landmark study finds

June 6, 2013 — Canada's ten largest public pension funds, dubbed "the Top Ten," provide Canadians with one of the strongest retirement income systems in the world and also contribute significantly to national prosperity, a new study concludes.

Teachers' co-winner of CVCA Private Equity 'Deal of the Year' Award for MLSE investment

May 23, 2013 — Canada's Venture Capital & Private Equity Association is pleased to announce that Clairvest Group Inc. (Clairvest) and Ontario Teachers' Pension Plan (Teachers') are the recipients of CVCA's 2013 ‘Deal of the Year Awards'...

Ontario Teachers’ Pension Plan (Asia) Ltd. receives regulatory approval from Hong Kong Securities and Futures Commission

May 22, 2013 — Ontario Teachers' Pension Plan (Asia) Limited, a subsidiary of Ontario Teachers' Pension Plan, has been granted regulatory approval by the Hong Kong Securities and Futures Commission to conduct regulated activities, including dealing in...

OTPP names Ron Mock President and CEO effective January 1, 2014, succeeding Jim Leech, who retires at year-end.

May 14, 2013 — Effective January 1, 2014, Ron Mock, currently Senior Vice-President, Fixed Income and Alternative Investments, will succeed Jim Leech as President and Chief Executive Officer of Ontario Teachers’ Pension Plan (Teachers’).

Ontario Teachers’ Pension Plan completes acquisition of SeaCube Container Leasing Ltd.

April 24, 2013 — Ontario Teachers' Pension Plan (Teachers') today announced it has completed the acquisition of SeaCube Container Leasing Ltd. (SeaCube) following approval of the transaction by shareholders of SeaCube at a special general meeting held on...

Institutions oppose Barrick Gold co-Chairman compensation

April 19, 2013 — Montréal - The undersigned institutional investors who collectively steward assets of $916 billion, are concerned by the decision of Barrick Gold Corporation to award an $11.9-million bonus payment to their co-Chairman, John L. Thornton, appointed in...

Achieving Success in Pension Fund Management: Innovations in Process, Governance, and Strategy

April 16, 2013 — Jim Leech, President and CEO, to the CFA Institute 2013 Asset & Risk Allocation Conference.

Commentary: TPC supports disclosure framework for ESG factors

April 4, 2013 — Teachers' Private Capital (TPC) is part of a group of major international private equity investors that recently established a framework to guide disclosure of environmental, social and governance (ESG) factors between funds and clients.

Ontario Teachers’ Pension Plan achieves 13% return for 2012

April 2, 2013 — The Ontario Teachers' Pension Plan (Teachers') today announced a 13.0% rate of return for the year ended December 31, 2012, which drove up net assets to $129.5 billion, compared to $117.1 billion at the end of 2011.

Teachers’ agrees to acquire majority stake in Australian telecom companies

March 27, 2013 — Ontario Teachers' Pension Plan (Teachers') today announced an agreement to acquire 70% of three Australian telecommunications companies from Leighton Holdings Limited (Leighton).

Sponsors reach agreement to provide contribution rate stability

March 15, 2013 — The Ontario government and Ontario Teachers' Federation (OTF) announced an agreement that provides contribution stability.

Teachers’ completes sale of Express-Platte Pipeline System stake

March 14, 2013 — Ontario Teachers’ Pension Plan (Teachers’) today announced that it has completed the previously announced sale of its one-third interest in Express-Platte Pipeline System (Express-Platte Pipeline) to Spectra Energy Corp (Spectra Energy) for...

Teachers' Natural Resources Group completes first energy asset transaction

March 14, 2013 — Ontario Teachers’ Pension Plan (Teachers’) announced today that its recently formed Natural Resources Group (NRG) has completed the purchase of a working interest in the Weyburn Unit, a Saskatchewan oil asset, for $153.4 million.

Article: Pension deal shows scorched earth is not the only approach

March 7, 2013 — The Globe and Mail: While many in private sector are gutting their DB plans, Ontario and teachers find a workable compromise.

Governance Comment: Teachers' annual review of emerging issues

February 11, 2013 — In its annual review of governance issues distributed to 664 major public companies worldwide, Teachers' this year highlights board diversity and the use of loyalty shares to address "short-termism" amongst shareholders. As usual, the...

Plan sponsors announce changes to eliminate 2012 funding deficit

February 7, 2013 — Ontario Teachers' Federation (OTF) and the Ontario government announce filing of a 2012 balanced valuation with the pension regulator.

Ontario Teachers’ Pension Plan to acquire SeaCube Container Leasing Ltd.

January 18, 2013 — Ontario Teachers’ Pension Plan (Teachers’) and SeaCube Container Leasing Ltd. (SeaCube) (NYSE: BOX), today announced they have entered into an agreement by which Teachers’ will acquire 100% of the shares of SeaCube, one of the world’s largest container...

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