THE CAISSE DE DÉPÔT ET PLACEMENT DU QUÉBEC ANNOUNCES THE APPOINTMENT OF MAARIKA PAUL AS SENIOR VICE-PRESIDENT AND CHIEF FINANCIAL OFFICER

MONTREAL, June 30, 2011 /CNW Telbec/ - The Caisse de dépôt et placement du Québec today announced the appointment of Maarika Paul as Senior Vice-President and Chief Financial Officer.

"We are pleased to welcome Ms. Paul to our management team. Her financial skills, combined with her extensive experience in complex organizations, will contribute to the Caisse's long-term success for the benefit of its depositors and all Quebecers," said Michael Sabia, President and CEO of the Caisse.

As Chief Financial Officer, Ms. Paul will be responsible for treasury and financing activities, managing operating expenses as well as maintaining relationships with the credit rating agencies. She will also be responsible for ensuring that the Caisse's financial governance is always consistent with best practices in the industry.

A chartered accountant, Ms. Paul worked at BCE from 1994 until the winter of 2011, where she held senior financial management positions for most of those years. Previously, Ms. Paul spent ten years working at KPMG the audit and taxation services firm.

ABOUT THE CAISSE DE DÉPÔT ET PLACEMENT DU QUÉBEC
The Caisse de dépôt et placement du Québec is a financial institution that manages funds primarily for public and private pension and insurance plans. As at December 31, 2010, it held $151.7 billion in net assets. As one of Canada's leading institutional fund managers, the Caisse invests in major financial markets, private equity and real estate. For more information: www.lacaisse.com.

SOURCE CAISSE DE DEPOT ET PLACEMENT DU QUEBEC

For further information:

Source and Information:
Maxime Chagnon
Senior Director, Media Relations
(514) 847-5493
mchagnon@lacaisse.com

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