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Press release from CNW Group

Laurentian Bank Delighted to Contribute $82,000 to Four Organizations in the Wake of Its Annual Golf Tournaments

Thursday, July 05, 2012

Laurentian Bank Delighted to Contribute $82,000 to Four Organizations in the Wake of Its Annual Golf Tournaments10:02 EDT Thursday, July 05, 2012MONTREAL, July 5, 2012 /CNW Telbec/ - Laurentian Bank is very pleased to announce that its three annual golf tournaments raised a total of $82,000 in aid of four non-profit organizations — the Christmas in Spring Foundation, the Le Petit Blanchon Foundation, the Maison Mathieu-Froment-Savoie and the Soupière de l'amitié de Gatineau. The tournaments were held in Montréal, Québec City and Gatineau respectively."These events proved to be very successful again this year, indicated Luc Bernard, Laurentian Bank's Executive Vice-President of Retail and SME Financial Services. "A good number of clients, business contacts and employees answered our call to come out and enjoy a round of golf while showing their support for causes that are close to our heart. These golf tournaments are part of our firm commitment to assist organizations in the communities in which we operate."Sharing the Bank's $82,000 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 loved ones can more freely focus on healing.the Le Petit Blanchon Foundation, which operates a house dedicated to children between the ages of three and eight who have been the victims of serious psychological or physical abuse.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 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 $30 billion in balance sheet assets and more than $33 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 employs more than 4,000 people. For further information: Valérie Archambault Public Relations Advisor 514 284-4500, extension 3150 valerie.archambault@banquelaurentienne.ca