FCT Celebrates 10 years of Growth and Contributions in Oakville

OAKVILLE, ONTARIO, December 17, 2012 – FCT (First Canadian Title) celebrated its 10th anniversary in Oakville by reflecting on 10 years of corporate growth and contributions in the Oakville Community. FCT Executive Vice‐President and Chief Operating Officer, Michael LeBlanc was joined by FCT Chief Executive Officer, Tom Grifferty and local Councillors, Dave Gittings and Keith Bird to mark the occasion.

“In 2002 when we moved into our Oakville Home Office, we had just issued our one millionth policy. Ten years later we issued our 10 millionth policy. Oakville has been a very good home to FCT and we have a tradition of giving back to the communities in which we live and work,” said Michael LeBlanc. “FCT and our employees give back by supporting local initiatives, charities and organizations through fundraising and volunteering. I am very proud of our employees and our record of local support and charitable giving in Oakville.”

In the past decade, FCT and its employees in Oakville have raised funds for many charitable causes including Habitat for Humanity, United Way, Halton Women’s Shelter, Community Living Oakville, the Red Cross and local scholarships. In 2012, FCT is supporting Habitat for Humanity, Big Brothers Big Sisters of Halton, Harry Barrett & Sheridan scholarships and Food for Life. FCT is also a Partner for Life with the Red Cross and FCT employees have donated 80 blood units in 2012.

“I am delighted to be here to celebrate ten years of success in Oakville. I want to thank Councillors Gittings and Bird, and all FCT’s Home Office employees for contributing to our success,” said Tom Grifferty, FCT CEO. “FCT continues to be the industry leader in title insurance working from a strong foundation at our Oakville Home Office.”

December 16th marked the 10th anniversary of FCT’s move to Oakville into its office building at 2235 Sheridan Garden Drive. In celebration of this milestone and in keeping with its recent brand refresh, FCT Home Office has undergone a “makeover” to update its interior to reflect the modern, new brand colours (blues and greens), as well as, a change of signage to emphasize the new brand name ‐ FCT.

Quotes from dignitaries;
“I am happy to be here to mark FCT’s 10th Oakville anniversary. I have seen FCT engage in local organizations and support charities like Habitat for Humanity since the moment it arrived in Oakville,” said Regional Councillor Keith Bird. “When companies like FCT take an active role to strengthen and support our local organizations we all benefit.”

“FCT has been actively engaged in local environmental initiatives and was the first corporate member of the Town’s Canopy Club. It also has also planted trees, supported the trail system through Wildflower Woods and engaged in an Annual Clean up on Earth Day,” said Councillor Dave Gittings. “We are fortunate to have a good corporate citizen like FCT in our Ward.”

About FCT
The FCT group of companies includes FCT Insurance Company Ltd., which is Canada’s leading provider of title insurance, and First Canadian Title Company Limited, which offers other real‐estate‐related services. Our customer base is comprised of more than 300 lenders, 12,000 lawyers and notaries nationwide, real estate agents, mortgage brokers and builders. Founded in 1991 and based in Oakville, Ontario, FCT employs 800+ people from coast‐to‐ coast who offer customers superior protection through unmatched underwriting expertise, financial strength and
stability.

Insurance is provided by FCT Insurance Company Ltd., with the exception of commercial policies, which are provided by the Canadian branch of First American Title Insurance Company. Services are provided by First Canadian Title Company Limited.

FCT has been recognized as one of the 50 most engaged workplaces in Canada in 2012.

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Media contact:
Wendy Rinella
Corporate Affairs
FCT
905 287‐3379
wrinella@firstcdn.com