Desjardins Group innovates with the launch of Profile Guaranteed Investment
Portfolios - Retirement Income

A new range of products for investors who want to protect their capital and stabilize their retirement income.

LÉVIS, QC, May 26 /CNW Telbec/ - Investors who want stable, regular retirement income, a guaranteed annual return and the potential of higher returns from markets will be able to obtain, as of June 7, 2010, one of Desjardins' new market-linked guaranteed investments: the "Profile Guaranteed Investment Portfolios - Retirement Income". Desjardins Group is the first in the market to offer its clientele a market-linked guaranteed investment with a capital withdrawal option.

With its innovative products, Desjardins is meeting the needs of pre-retired and retired investors who want to protect their capital and stabilize their retirement income without having to worry about their investments. Several options adapted to their risk tolerance are available. Here are two examples:

    
    - Desjardins Profile Guaranteed Investment Portfolio - Retirement Income,
      based on four different investor profiles

    - Desjardins Equity Guaranteed Investment Portfolio - Retirement Income
    

With a single, easy investment that provides full capital protection and access to predictable monthly income throughout the term, investors can enjoy retirement with complete peace of mind.

For more details about Profile Guaranteed Investment Portfolios - Retirement Income, available in all Québec and Ontario caisses, watch the video on www.desjardins.com/retirement. To better plan and manage your retirement income, read the blog of Jean-Rémy Deschênes, Wealth Management Business Coordinator and Mutual Fund Representative for Desjardins Financial Services Firm Inc., on www.desjardins.com.

About Desjardins Group

Desjardins Group is the largest cooperative financial group in Canada and the sixth largest in the world, with assets of over $165 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, Desjardins is supported by the skills of its 42,200 employees and the commitment of over 6,200 elected officers. For more information, visit www.desjardins.com.

SOURCE Desjardins Group

For further information: For further information: (for journalists only): Francine BlackBurn, Advisor, Media relations, Desjardins Group, (514) 281-7275 or 1-866-866-7000, ext. 7275, francine.d.blackburn@desjardins.com


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