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Better Together: Members of Cornerstone, Horizon & Plainsview Credit Unions Vote in Favor of Credit Union Merger Expand/Collapse

June 22, 2020 – The membership of Cornerstone, Horizon and Plainsview Credit Unions provided overwhelming support in favor of a merger to partner together as a single credit union to drive benefits for members, employees and communities.

Voting took place through an online and in-branch vote during the week of June 15 -19.   The resolution was passed with 88% of the members that voted in favor from Cornerstone, 92% in favor from Horizon and 94% in favor from Plainsview Credit Union.

Doug Jones, CEO of Cornerstone Credit Union, “We want to thank all our members for the participation and support through the consultation and voting process.  Our members are the reason we exist, and it was their voice and their vote that enables us to proceed to build a stronger credit union.  This merger presents a significant milestone for the future of our credit union.”

The new credit union will become the 4th largest in Saskatchewan with approximately $1.72 billion in assets, serving over 35,000 members in 23 communities throughout Saskatchewan and will employ approximately 285 people.

The shared future vision of the three credit union partners is a new credit union that is operationally competitive and differentiated through its commitment to member wellbeing via trusted advice and service as well as concern for community.  This new credit union will be more sustainable and better able to leverage opportunities and manage risks in the ever-changing financial services market.

The new credit union will present benefits to all stakeholders: members, employees and communities.  Over time, the goal is for members to benefit through greater access and convenience, better advice, products and services along with improved technology.  Employees will benefit from having a broader network, expanded career opportunities and improved work experience through increased effectiveness and better technology.  This opportunity will help ensure we can continue to support communities whether financially, as volunteers or with effective ways to provide advice and service into the future. 

Over the coming months, we are excited to begin the significant undertaking of bringing our three credit unions together.  We are committed to keep the lines of communication open as we work through that process.  In the meantime, it’s business as usual.  We continue to focus on providing the best advice and service to our members.

Virtual Annual General Meeting - June 15, 2020 at 5:15pm Expand/Collapse

Cornerstone Credit Union will be hosting a Virtual AGM on Monday, June 15th at 5:15pm.  Due to COVID-19, this year the annual meeting will be hosted virtually by Zoom so you can join us from the comfort of your home with a computer, tablet or smartphone.  This meeting will provide highlights on the 2019 operations and will provide important details on the upcoming amalgamation between Cornerstone Credit Union, Horizon Credit Union and Plainsview Credit Union.

More details on the AGM, the Special Resolution of the Amalgamation Agreement and registration details can be found here.

Member voting on the proposed amalgamation will begin following the Virtual AGM.  The voting period is from Monday, June 15, 2020 at 7:00 p.m. to Friday, June 19, 2020 at 3:00 p.m.  More details on the voting process will be posted soon.

Better Together: The Boards of Directors of Cornerstone, Horizon & Plainsview Credit Unions Agree to Move Forward to Seek Membership Approval to Merge Expand/Collapse

SASKATCHEWAN, May 11, 2020 – The Board of Directors of Cornerstone, Horizon and Plainsview Credit Unions have unanimously approved the business case to proceed with a merger to partner together as a single credit union to drive benefits for members, employees and communities.

As part of the business case due diligence, the Boards announced the new credit union will operate as Cornerstone Credit Union and will be under the leadership of Chief Executive Officer, Doug Jones.  Doug is currently the CEO of Cornerstone Credit Union.  The inaugural Board Chair will come from either Horizon or Plainsview Credit Union and will be selected during a meeting of the inaugural Board at a future date.

The new credit union will become the 4th largest in Saskatchewan with approximately $1.72 billion in assets, serving over 35,000 members in 23 communities throughout east-central Saskatchewan and will employ approximately 285 people.

The shared future vision of the three credit union partners is a new credit union that is operationally competitive and differentiated through its commitment to member wellbeing via trusted advice and service as well as concern for community.  This new credit union will be more sustainable and better able to leverage opportunities and manage risks in the ever-changing financial services market.

The new credit union will present benefits to all stakeholders: members, employees and communities.  Over time, the goal is for members to benefit through greater access and convenience, better advice, products and services along with improved technology.  Employees will benefit from having a broader network, expanded career opportunities and improved work experience through increased effectiveness and better technology.  This opportunity will help ensure we can continue to support communities whether financially, as volunteers or with effective ways to provide advice and service into the future. 

Each partnering credit union will now begin a formal consultation process with members to provide an opportunity for members to learn more about the benefits of the proposed new credit union.

The final stage of approval will be a vote by members of each participating credit union to approve a resolution recommended to them by their Board of Directors.  The merger vote will be an online vote during the week of June 15 – 19.  Members who may not have online access will be given options to ensure they are able to cast their vote.  If approved, the new credit union will be launched in January 2021.


For more information about this initiative, please visit www.bettertogetherinSK.com.

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Better Together: Cornerstone, Horizon and Plainsview Credit Unions Explore Partnership Expand/Collapse

SASKATCHEWAN, December 13, 2019 – Cornerstone, Horizon and Plainsview Credit Unions are actively exploring an opportunity to partner together as a single credit union to drive benefits for members, employees and communities.  

The three partner credit unions have engaged in discussions regarding the design and potential to form a new credit union.  The shared future vision of the three credit union partners is a new credit union that is operationally competitive and differentiated through its commitment to member wellbeing via trusted advice and service as well as concern for community.   A new credit union will be more sustainable and better able to leverage opportunities and manage risks in the ever-changing financial services marketplace.  

The next step of the partnership is a due diligence process of building the formal business case for the combined credit union.  Once the business case is finalized, it will be reviewed for approval by the Board of Directors of each of the three credit unions.  Once the business case is approved by the partner Boards, each credit union will begin a formal consultation process with their members, so they have the opportunity to learn more about the proposed new credit union.

For more information about this initiative, please visit www.bettertogetherinSK.com or view the Partnership Announcement.
 

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