TORONTO--(BUSINESS WIRE)--Jul 31, 2018--The Board of Directors for The Independent Order of Foresters has approved a dividend of approximately $8.5 million for eligible 1 participating Canadian certificate holders in 2018. That’s up more than two percent from the $8.3 million disbursed in 2017. The dividend investment rate in 2017 was 6.43 percent.

Since 1874, Foresters Financial™ has a long proud history of regularly paying a dividend 2.

“Foresters continues to utilize efficient operations, prudent risk assessments and successful investment management to benefit our certificate holders,” said Paul Reaburn, Chief Financial Officer, Foresters Financial. “We are committed to ensuring the organization remains on strong financial footing to ensure we provide sustained value for certificate holders.”

About Foresters Financial

Foresters Financial is an international financial services provider with more than three million clients and members in Canada, the United States and the United Kingdom. We provide life insurance, savings, retirement and investment solutions that help families achieve their financial goals and make a lasting difference in their lives and communities. Foresters Financial has assets of $17.7 billion, liabilities of $15.7 billion, total funds under management of $45.1 billion and a surplus of $2 billion (all figures in Canadian dollars as of December 31, 2017). For more information, visit foresters.com.

Foresters Financial and Foresters are trade names and trademarks of The Independent Order of Foresters (a fraternal benefit society, 789 Don Mills Road, Toronto, Canada M3C 1T9) and its subsidiaries.

1 Does not apply to certificates where Foresters does not expect to pay dividends. 2 Dividends are not guaranteed.

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CONTACT: Foresters Financial

Greg Hubert

416-429-3000 Ext: 4044

ghubert@foresters.com

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