MONTREAL, Sept. 27, 2012 /CNW Telbec/ - The President and Chief
Executive Officer of Laurentian Bank, Mr. Réjean Robitaille, will be
serving as Honorary Co-President of the Foundation of Stars' Ball of
Stars this year. To be held tonight in the Centre CDP Capital's Salle
Le Parquet, this event will be celebrating 35 years of pediatric
research in Québec by underlining the important contributions of
researchers and the impacts of their work on children's diseases. Mr.
Robitaille will be sharing the Honorary Presidency with Messrs Yvon
Charest, President and CEO of Industrial Alliance, and Serge Godin,
founder and Executive Chairman of CGI.
The Ball of Stars is the Foundation of Stars' most important annual
fundraising activity. Thanks to the generosity of guests and donors,
the Foundation is able to support pediatric researchers in Québec in
their effort to make valuable scientific breakthroughs that improve the
quality of life of sick children and their families. During the course
of the evening, the Foundation will recognize the contributions of 10
researchers who have distinguished themselves among their peers during
the past year through their exceptional pediatric research projects.
This recognition will be in the form of awards of excellence and
The Foundation of Stars' mission is to support pediatric research in
Québec in order to enable children to grow up healthy. Since its
establishment in 1977, the Foundation has become the most important
source of non-governmental funding of pediatric research, having
distributed more than $66 million to date to researchers working at
four of the province's most state-of-the-art research centres.
About Laurentian Bank
Laurentian Bank of Canada is a pan-Canadian banking institution that has
more than $35 billion in balance sheet assets and over $32 billion in
assets under administration. Founded in 1846, Laurentian Bank was
selected as the Québec and Atlantic Canada regional winner of the Canada's 10 Most Admired Corporate Cultures program presented by Waterstone Human Capital. The Bank employs more
than 4,000 people.
Recognized for its excellent service, proximity and simplicity,
Laurentian Bank serves more than one million clients in market segments
in which it holds an enviable position. In addition to occupying a
choice position among consumers in Québec, where it operates the third
largest branch network, the Bank has built a solid reputation across
Canada in the area of real estate and commercial financing thanks to
its teams working out of more than 35 offices in Ontario, Québec,
Alberta and British Columbia. Its subsidiary, B2B Bank, is a Canadian
leader in providing banking products to financial advisors and brokers,
while Laurentian Bank Securities is an integrated broker, widely
recognized for its expertise and effectiveness nationwide.
SOURCE: LAURENTIAN BANK OF CANADA
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