Olympia Trust Company President Craig Skauge Named One of Canada’s Top 40 Under 40®

CALGARY, Alberta, June 26, 2019 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) -- Olympia Financial Group Inc. ("Olympia") (TSX: OLY) is pleased to announce that Craig Skauge, President of Olympia Trust Company, has been named one of Canada’s Top 40 Under 40® for 2019.

Canada’s Top 40 Under 40® is a national program founded and managed by Caldwell Partners International Inc. that annually recognizes the exceptional achievements of 40 outstanding Canadians under the age of 40. Canada’s Top 40 Under 40® are selected by an independent advisory board, which comprises more than 20 respected and experienced individuals from across Canada. Past honorees have a remarkable track record of achievement and include hundreds of nationally and internationally prominent CEOs, CFOs, executives, and entrepreneurs.

“I would like to congratulate Craig on being named one of Canada’s Top 40 Under 40®. It is never easy to distinguish yourself when you work in the family business, but Craig has managed to do just that.” said Rick Skauge, President and Chief Executive Officer of Olympia, and proud father of Craig Skauge, “Craig’s leadership and vision have been instrumental to Olympia’s exceptional and continued growth over the past 15 years.”

Craig is a tireless advocate for the Canada’s private capital markets. He is both a founder and Vice Chair (at large) of the Private Capital Markets Association of Canada and currently a member of the Alberta Securities Commission’s Exempt Market Dealer Advisory Committee. Craig has served as a member of both the Ontario Securities Commission’s Small and Medium Enterprises Committee and Exempt Market Advisory Committee. Craig is recognized as a leader and subject matter expert on the Canada’s private capital markets and has been featured in the National Post, the Globe and Mail, and the Investment Executive.

Craig is also the President of the Olympia Charitable Foundation and is actively involved in numerous other charities, most notably Dreams Take Flight and Stephen’s Back Packs. Craig is generous with both his time and money in his support of these worthy causes.

“My son leads by example,” said Rick Skauge. “He has done a great job for Olympia, he has done a great job for his community, and he has done a great job for his family. Craig is living life to its fullest and I could not be prouder.”    

About Olympia Financial Group Inc.

Olympia conducts most of its operations through its wholly-owned subsidiary Olympia Trust Company, a non-deposit taking trust company. Olympia Trust Company is licensed to conduct trust activities in Alberta, British Columbia, Saskatchewan, Manitoba, Quebec, Newfoundland and Labrador, Prince Edward Island, New Brunswick and Nova Scotia.  Olympia Trust Company administers self-directed registered accounts, provides foreign currency exchange services and Corporate and Shareholder services.  Olympia also offers private health services plans through its wholly-owned subsidiary Olympia Benefits Inc. and provides information technology services to exempt market dealers, registrants and issuers through its subsidiary Exempt Edge Inc.

Olympia’s common shares are listed on the Toronto Stock Exchange under the symbol “OLY”.

For further information, please contact:

Olympia Financial Group Inc.
Rick Skauge, President and Chief Executive Officer
Gerhard Barnard, Vice-President, Finance and Chief Financial Officer
Phone: (403) 261-0900
Fax: (403) 265-1455