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Morneau Shepell launches new website focusing on sustainable pension plans in Canada
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Morneau Shepell launches new website focusing on sustainable pension plans in Canada

"Pensions Built to Last" website is an advisory and educational tool for business, government, plan sponsors, plan members and union representatives

TORONTO, July 10, 2014 /CNW/ - Morneau Shepell (TSX: MSI), the largest company in Canada offering human resources consulting and outsourcing services, today announced that it has launched a new website focusing on the sustainability of Canadian pension plans.

The launch of the "Pensions Built to Last" website comes at a time when the pension landscape in Canada is rapidly evolving. The site aims to inform and educate pension plan stakeholders on relevant topics including current legislation, recent news and alternative pension plan design. The website also describes Morneau Shepell's Pension Health Check, a review which can be used to help stakeholders to examine the sustainability of their pension plans.

"The challenges of both defined benefit and defined contribution plans are widely acknowledged and have sparked much innovative thinking on viable pension plan design options," said Fred Vettese, Morneau Shepell's Chief Actuary. "Whether you are a plan sponsor, government, union representative, small business, or interested citizen, you should find the information on the site insightful and interesting."

"Pension programs have to be resilient if they are to be successful," said Mel Bartlett, Managing Partner, Atlantic Canada. "Inadequate and insecure pensions represent a huge financial challenge for all Canadians. Many programs are struggling with how to reduce and/or rebalance risk levels that are making existing arrangements untenable. The 'Pensions Built to Last' website provides an overview on how to help achieve a sustainable program through alternative pension plan design. We will be updating and adding to the site regularly to keep the content current and useful."

Morneau Shepell assists in the development of retirement solutions that are focused on long-term sustainability. The Company helps plan sponsors design and implement affordable, resilient pension plans that produce income security throughout retirement.

To find out if your pension is built to last, please visit: pensionsbuilttolast.morneaushepell.com

About Morneau Shepell Inc.

Morneau Shepell is the largest company in Canada offering human resources consulting and outsourcing services. The Company is the leading provider of Employee and Family Assistance Programs, as well as the largest administrator of retirement and benefits plans and the largest provider of integrated absence management solutions in Canada. Through health and productivity, administrative, and retirement solutions, Morneau Shepell helps clients reduce costs, increase employee productivity, and improve their competitive position. Established in 1966, Morneau Shepell serves more than 20,000 clients, ranging from small businesses to some of the largest corporations and associations in North America. With approximately 3,500 employees in offices across North America, Morneau Shepell provides services to organizations across Canada, in the United States, and around the globe. Morneau Shepell is a publicly-traded company on the Toronto Stock Exchange (TSX: MSI). For more information, visit morneaushepell.com.

SOURCE Morneau Shepell Inc.

For further information:

Nathan Gibson
Corporate Communications
Morneau Shepell
416-390-2641
media@morneaushepell.com