Laurentian Bank Contributes $71,000 to Three Organizations in the Wake of Its Annual Golf Tournaments

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From left to right: Réjean Robitaille, Laurentian Bank's President and CEO, Daniel Desjardins, Senior Vice-President …

MONTREAL , July 11, 2013 /CNW Telbec/ - Laurentian Bank is proud to announce that its two annual golf tournaments raised a total of $71,000 in aid of three non-profit organizations — the Christmas in Spring Foundation, the Maison Mathieu-Froment-Savoie, and the Soupière de l'amitié de Gatineau. The tournaments were held in the Outaouais region and Montréal respectively.

"We are very pleased with the success of the tournaments once again this year," underlined Daniel Desjardins , Laurentian Bank's Senior Vice-President of SME-Québec, "with a good number of clients, business contacts and employees heeding the call to enjoy a day of golf while contributing to causes that are close to our heart. This kind of event is perfectly aligned with our organization's commitment to supporting organizations within the communities in which it operates."

Sharing the Bank's $71,000 contribution are the following:

  • the Christmas in Spring Foundation, which helps sick and handicapped children and their families by offering them direct support to meet their urgent care and treatment needs, as well as to cover other everyday expenses; thanks to the Foundation's support, these children and their families can more freely focus on healing.
  • the Maison Mathieu-Froment-Savoie, which supports the terminally ill and their families, thus enabling them to live their final days with as much serenity as possible.
  • the Soupière de l'amitié de Gatineau, which fights poverty and impoverishment in all its forms.

About Laurentian Bank

Laurentian Bank of Canada is a pan-Canadian banking institution that has more than $34 billion in balance sheet assets and $37 billion in assets under administration. Founded in 1846, Laurentian Bank was selected in 2012 as one of the 10 winners of the Canada's Passion Capitalists program in recognition of its sustained success through the promotion of passion within its ranks. The Bank employs more than 4,200 people.

Recognized for its excellent service, proximity and simplicity, Laurentian Bank serves more than one million clients in market segments in which it holds an enviable position. In addition to occupying a choice position among consumers in Québec, where it operates the third largest branch network, the Bank has built a solid reputation across Canada in the area of real estate and commercial financing thanks to its teams working out of more than 35 offices in Ontario, Québec, Alberta and British Columbia. Its subsidiary, B2B Bank, is a Canadian leader in providing banking products as well as investment accounts and services to financial advisors and brokers, while Laurentian Bank Securities is an integrated broker, widely recognized for its expertise and effectiveness nationwide.

Image with caption: "From left to right: Réjean Robitaille, Laurentian Bank's President and CEO, Daniel Desjardins, Senior Vice-President of SME-Québec, Chantal Couture, President of the Christmas in Spring Foundation, and Marcel Beaulieu, Senior Vice-President of Distribution Networks - Retail Financial Services. (CNW Group/Laurentian Bank of Canada)". Image available at: http://photos.newswire.ca/images/download/20130711_C6964_PHOTO_EN_28947.jpg

SOURCE: Laurentian Bank of Canada

Contact:

Mélissa St-Pierre
Public Relations Advisor
514 284-4500, extension 3150
melissa.st-pierre@banquelaurentienne.ca

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