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Laurentian Bank's You Could Win $10,000 Contest: Planning Life Projects Could Reap Big Rewards

Thursday, December 15, 2011

Laurentian Bank's You Could Win $10,000 Contest: Planning Life Projects Could Reap Big Rewards06:30 EST Thursday, December 15, 2011MONTREAL, Dec. 15, 2011 /CNW Telbec/ - In order to kick off the RRSP season with a bang, Laurentian Bank is offering a chance to win $10,000 to all clients who book an appointment with a Bank advisor between now and the end of January 2012. This contest is open to all Québec residents aged 18 and over and runs until 5:00 p.m. on January 31, 2012. The meeting with a Bank advisor must take place by no later than February 29, 2012.All clients who will have made an appointment with a financial advisor to discuss investment and life projects during the campaign period will be eligible to take part in the contest draw. The winner will receive an amount of $10,000, which will be deposited into a non-registered plan or a registered RRSP, TFSA or RRIF at Laurentian Bank. The prize amount will be deposited in its entirety into one or more eligible accounts, at the winner's discretion.Laurentian Bank is striving to sensitize its clients to the importance of adopting a strategic approach to investing, as well as of investing as early as possible and on a periodic basis. In fact, the earlier a client invests, the more an RRSP will gain in value because the plan will produce a yield over a longer period of time while accumulating investment earnings tax-free.The Bank is also reminding its clients that the deadline for making a contribution for the 2011 taxation year is Wednesday, February 29, 2012.About Laurentian BankLaurentian Bank of Canada is a banking institution operating across Canada and offering its clients diversified financial services. Distinguishing itself through excellence in service, as well as through its simplicity and proximity, the Bank serves individual consumers and small and medium-sized businesses. The Bank also offers its products to a wide network of independent financial intermediaries through B2B Trust, as well as full-service brokerage solutions through Laurentian Bank Securities.Laurentian Bank is well established in the Province of Québec, operating the third-largest retail branch network. Elsewhere throughout Canada, it operates in specific market segments where it holds an enviable position. Laurentian Bank of Canada has more than $24 billion in balance sheet assets and more than $35 billion in assets under administration. Founded in 1846,it has been selected as the Québec and Atlantic Canada regional winner of the Canada's 10 Most Admired Corporate CulturesTM program presented by Waterstone Human Capital. The Bank employsclose to 3,700 people.For further information: Mary-Claude Tardif Public Relations Advisor 514 284-4500, extension 4695