Desjardins Funds: the sharp rise in net sales continues



    LEVIS, QC, June 5 /CNW Telbec/ - Desjardins Group announces that net
sales of Desjardins Funds accrued $196.6 million during the month of May 2007,
bringing its total assets to $12 billion. This amount was also put forward by
the Investment Funds Institute of Canada (IFIC) in its new report entitled
Mutual Fund AUM and Net Sales by Funds Administration/Distribution Role. This
report includes the assets of funds of funds and of co-branded funds.
    Since the beginning of the year, Dejardins Funds accrued of
$1.176 million in net sales, which represents an increase of 83% over figures
for the same period in 2006.

    About Desjardins Group

    Desjardins Group is the largest integrated cooperative financial group in
Canada, with overall assets of more than $135 billion, as at December 31,
2006. It comprises a network of caisses, credit unions and business centres in
Québec and Ontario, and some twenty subsidiary companies in life and general
insurance, securities brokerage, venture capital and asset management, many of
which are active across the country. Drawing on the expertise of its 40,000
employees and the commitment of 7,020 elected officers, Desjardins offers its
5.8 million individual and corporate members and clients a full range of
financial products and services. Its physical distribution network is
complemented by leading-edge virtual access methods. To find out more, consult
www.desjardins.com.




For further information:

For further information: (for media only): André Chapleau, Director,
Information and Media Relations, (514) 281-7229, 1-866-866-7000, ext. 7229,
andre.chapleau@desjardins.com


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