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SCM Insurance Services Appoints New CEO to Drive Further Innovation and Growth

20 January 2015

EDMONTON and TORONTO, January 20, 2015 – SCM Insurance Services, Canada’s largest independent,
privately owned insurance services provider, today announced the appointment of Bob Fitzgerald as its
new Chief Executive Officer, succeeding the corporation’s founder Larry Shumka who has assumed a
new role as SCM’s first-ever Executive Chairman. The two executives will manage the transition together
through 2015, with Mr. Fitzgerald overseeing SCM’s strategy and operations while he and SCM continue
to benefit from Mr. Shumka’s legacy of successful leadership, entrepreneurship, knowledge and

Since its inception SCM has strategically expanded its brand through targeted acquisitions and
complementary services to provide a breadth of insurance solutions unparalleled in Canada.
“I’m extremely proud of how our corporation has grown since 1986 from a single office in Edmonton to
a corporation of seven companies with 200 offices and more than 2,600 employees serving our clients
across Canada,” said Mr. Shumka. “But we’re poised for even more growth in the years ahead, so this is
the perfect time to pass the torch to Bob, whose leadership will take SCM to the next level and ensure
that we continue to deliver innovative world-class solutions for our customers.”
Mr. Fitzgerald has 30 years of experience in the property and casualty insurance industry, serving most
recently as President of SCM’s adjusting and claims management company, ClaimsPro, which he joined
in 2011. He has also held senior executive roles with other major insurance organizations in Canada and
is an industry leader in the fields of claims, strategy, underwriting, marketing and risk management.
“SCM is already a top-class company providing a full range of insurance services in Canada, and I’m
delighted to be entrusted with the opportunity to lead its further growth, innovation and strategic
investment,” said Mr. Fitzgerald. “I’m also looking forward to meeting with our customers and our great
team of employees over the coming weeks to share ideas for the future.”

Mr. Fitzgerald will continue as President of ClaimsPro until a permanent successor is announced.
“Great companies are the result of great employees who challenge the status quo and are always
looking for better ways to create value for clients,” said Mr. Shumka. “I am confident that the great
team we’ve built across all SCM companies will continue to use their creativity and entrepreneurial spirit
to deliver the best possible solutions to our customers.”

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