More than 1,000 Laurentian Bank employees throughout Quebec take action for the cause of The Media's Big Food Drive



    MONTREAL, Dec. 6 /CNW Telbec/ - For the fourth consecutive year,
Laurentian Bank of Canada and its employees participate with great enthusiasm
in The Media's Big Food Drive (La grande guignolée des médias) and invite Bank
clients and everyone else to take part in the various activities as part of
this event. Held every year just before winter holidays, The Media's Big Food
Drive collects money and supplies directly from the public for charities
supporting the poor.
    Again this year, Laurentian Bank employees in many Quebec branches step
up their initiatives to continue contributing, more than ever, to the success
of this event. More than a 1000 employees will participate in one of the
75 events organized by different branches and Bank divisions. Among those
activities, 14 branches will welcome children of several day cares who will
participate by providing food collected in their entourage.
    In addition to the official drop-off locations at Laurentian Bank's
157 branches, close to 500 employees have organized another sixty sites in the
streets, and some fifty employees including members of the Bank Management
will be collecting donations in front of the Laurentian Bank Head Office at
1981 McGill College Avenue.
    Until December 24, the Laurentian Bank is putting its branches at the
disposal of The Media's Big Food Drive so that they can be used as official
drop-off points for non-perishable foods and money. Donors can also make
online contributions at www.laurentianbank.ca. Laurentian Bank Visa Gold
cardholders can also donate their accumulated points to The Media's Big Food
Drive.

    About Laurentian Bank

    Laurentian Bank of Canada is a Quebec banking institution operating
across Canada, dedicated to meeting the financial needs of its clients through
excellent service, simplicity and proximity. The Bank serves individual
consumers, and small or medium-sized businesses, as well as independent
advisors through B2B Trust. It also provides full-service brokerage solutions
through the Laurentian Bank Securities subsidiary. Laurentian Bank is well
established in the Province of Quebec, operating the third-largest retail
branch network, and is a major player in specific market segments elsewhere in
the country. Laurentian Bank of Canada has over $18 billion in balance sheet
assets and more than $15 billion in assets under administration. Founded in
1846, the Bank employs 3,400 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: Nora Bouikni, Public Relations Advisor, Office:
(514) 284-4500, extension 6379, nora.bouikni@laurentianbank.ca

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