Laurentian Bank, principal sponsor of the Association régionale de soccer de la Rive-Sud for a third year



    MONTREAL, June 6 /CNW Telbec/ - Laurentian Bank of Canada is proud to
partner for a third consecutive year, as principal sponsor, with the
Association régionale de soccer de la Rive-Sud (ARSRS). This soccer season
will be crowned with the Laurentian Bank Cup, presented at the end of the
finals to take place on September 8 and 9, 2007.
    Many Bank employees generously give their time during the season's
tournaments on the South Shore as well as in other regions. "By supporting
such initiatives, Laurentian Bank recognizes and promotes the benefits of
physical activity and sports for the youth," says Lise Caza, Assistant
Vice-President, Longueuil Local Area Market. "Being so accessible, soccer
gains popularity with every year. It brings people together and is thus a
perfect opportunity to enjoy quality family time, for parents and children
alike. Moreover, it helps young people build team spirit, stay in good
physical shape and learn the rules of the game."
    Founded in 1977, the Association régionale de soccer de la Rive-Sud
represents almost 21,000 members, 40% being female athletes. It is renowned
for having many of its members registered in one of the three Sport-Etudes
programs, which currently count over 300 athletes from the South Shore Area.
Moreover, the ARSRS is associated with the FC Select, which has won many
medals in the Canadian Club Championships over the last five years. Many FC
Select players have been on the Canadian and Quebec National Teams. The ARSRS
is also associated with the Ligue de Soccer de la Montérégie (LSM) that groups
all senior soccer players of the region.

    About Laurentian Bank

    Laurentian Bank of Canada is a Quebec banking institution that operates
across Canada and is dedicated to meeting its clients' financial needs through
excellence in service, as well as through its simplicity and proximity. The
Bank serves individual consumers and small and medium-sized businesses, as
well as financial advisors through B2B Trust. It also provides full-service
brokerage solutions through its Laurentian Bank Securities subsidiary.
Laurentian Bank is well established in the Province of Quebec, operating the
third largest retail branch network and is also a performing player in
specific market segments elsewhere in the country. Laurentian Bank of Canada
has over $17 billion in balance sheet assets and $15 billion in assets under
administration. Founded in 1846, the Bank employs more than 3,300 people. Its
common shares are listed on the Toronto Stock Exchange (TSX: LB). For more
information, please visit www.laurentianbank.ca.




For further information:

For further information: Manon Stébenne, Senior Manager, Media and
Public Relations, Laurentian Bank of Canada, Office: (514) 284-4500, ext.
8232

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