Laurentian Bank and Un-Wined for a Cause Present $159,000 to the Sainte-Justine Hospital Foundation

THE DONATION WILL ALLOW FOR THE CREATION OF THE FIRST DEPIATRIC VESTIBULAR CLINIC IN QUÉBEC

MONTREAL, June 2, 2014 /CNW Telbec/ - Laurentian Bank and numerous of its commercial clients and partners decided to join forces in a fundraising effort that succeeded in collecting a total of $159,000. This sum was presented at the fifth edition of the Un-Wined for a Cause event held yesterday in support of the Sainte-Justine Hospital Foundation and the Hospital's Ear, Nose and Throat (ENT) Department.

A number of the Bank's clients and partners formed a common front to raise funds that will allow for the creation of the first pediatric vestibular clinic in Québec. "This clinic will help children suffering from vertigo, dizzy spells and balance problems caused by a vestibular system, or inner ear, disorder," underlined Dr. Annie Lapointe, ENT surgeon at Sainte-Justine Hospital. "No hospital in the province currently offers services to screen for such problems in children, which are very often only diagnosed in later adulthood."

In attendance at the event were Tony Migliara, Senior Vice-President of Real Estate at Laurentian Bank and Honorary President of the evening, Mr. John M. Faratro, Founder of Un-Wined for a Cause, and Stéfanie Pelletier, the Bank's Vice-President of Finance and Treasurer of the event, as well as a good number of other employees. Everyone contributed to the success of this enchanting evening, which will make a real difference in the lives of children suffering from this disorder. The profits generated by a golf tournament to be held by the Bank's Business Services sector this coming September will also go towards this cause.

About Laurentian Bank

Laurentian Bank of Canada is a banking institution whose activities extend across Canada. Recognized for its excellent service, proximity and simplicity, the Bank serves one and a half million clients throughout the country. Founded in 1846, the Bank is among the 2014 edition of the Montréal's Top Employers competition, which showcases the city's top 25 companies offering enviable places to work. It currently employs some 3,800 people whose talent and dedication has made it a major player in numerous market segments.

Laurentian Bank distinguishes itself through the excellence of its execution and its agility. Catering to the needs of retail clients via its extensive branch network and constantly evolving virtual offerings, the Bank has also earned a solid reputation among SMEs, larger businesses and real estate developers thanks to its growing presence across Canada and its specialized teams in Ontario, Québec, Alberta and British Columbia. For its part, the organization's B2B Bank subsidiary is a Canadian leader in providing banking and investment products and services to financial advisors and brokers, while Laurentian Bank Securities is an integrated broker that is also widely known for its expert and effective services nationwide. The institution has more than $33 billion in balance sheet assets and more than $39 billion in assets under administration.

About the CHU Sainte-Justine Foundation

Through community support, the CHU Sainte-Justine Foundation strives to accelerate the pace of the leading-edge research at Sainte-Justine, in an effort to heal more  children and do it better. The Foundation is committed to building a healthier tomorrow by delivering a standard of care that is among the best in the world. www.fondation-sainte-justine.org 

Image with caption: "Pictured from left to right: Stéfanie Pelletier, Laurentian Bank Vice-President of Finance and event Treasurer, Anièle LeCoq, Executive Director of the CHU Sainte-Justine Foundation, Tony Migliara, Laurentian Bank Senior Vice-President of Real Estate and Honorary President of the event, John M. Faratro, Founder of Un-Wined for a Cause, Dr. Annie Lapointe, ENT surgeon at the Hospital ans Dr Fabrice Brunet, Executive Director of CHU Sainte-Justine. (CNW Group/Laurentian Bank of Canada)". Image available at: http://photos.newswire.ca/images/download/20140602_C7868_PHOTO_EN_40956.jpg

SOURCE: Laurentian Bank of Canada

For further information:

Valérie Archambault
Public Relations Advisor
514 284-4500, extension 3150
valerie.archambault@banquelaurentienne.ca

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