Monique F. Leroux ranks first place in the Quebec financial industry's Top 25 and is named Financial Personality of the Year

Two other Desjardins executives in the Top 25 most influential financial personalities in the Quebec financial services industry

LÉVIS, QC, Feb. 8, 2012 /CNW Telbec/ - Chair of the Board, President and Chief Executive Officer of Desjardins Group Monique F. Leroux has been ranked first in the Top 25 most influential financial personalities in the Quebec financial services industry and named Quebec's Financial Personality of the Year by the publication Finance et Investissement. This recognition attests to the influence, remarkable accomplishments and the growth of Desjardins under Ms. Leroux's leadership.

"I would like to share this honour with all of Desjardins Group's elected officers, managers and employees. Desjardins would not be the cooperative financial group it is today without their support and dedication: a well-capitalized, growing institution with outstanding cooperative and financial performance and a solid presence in Quebec, Ontario, and Western Canada—and now Europe," said Leroux.

The Quebec financial services industry's Top 25 also includes two other Desjardins Group executives. They are Denis Berthiaume, Senior Vice-President and General Manager, Wealth Management and Life and Health Insurance, and Christiane Bergevin, Executive Vice-President, Strategic Partnerships.

About Desjardins Group

Desjardins Group www.desjardins.com is the leading cooperative financial group in Canada with assets of nearly $190 billion. Drawing on the strength of its caisse network in Québec and Ontario, and its subsidiaries across Canada, it offers a full range of financial products and services to its 5.8 million members and clients. Desjardins specializes in Wealth Management and Life and Health Insurance, in Property and Casualty Insurance, in Personal Services, in Business and Institutional Services. As one of the largest employers in the country and among Canada's Top 100 Employers for 2012TM, Desjardins is supported by the skills of its 43,600 employees and the commitment of nearly 6,000 elected officers. A new education and cooperation program is now available to Desjardins members and the general public. For more information, visit www.desjardins.com/co-opme.

SOURCE DESJARDINS GROUP

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