Presima welcomes Vincent Lépine as Chief Investment Officer and Strategist



    MONTREAL, June 9 /CNW Telbec/ - Presima, an affiliate of the Caisse de
dépôt et placement du Québec, is pleased to announce the appointment of
Vincent Lépine as Chief Investment Officer and Strategist.
    Mr. Lépine will be responsible for managing portfolios containing global
real estate securities and their related investment strategies.
    "We are very pleased to welcome Mr. Lépine to our team," stated Presima's
president, Jean-Guy Talbot. "His extensive knowledge of global markets and
asset allocation will be an added value for our company and our clientele."
    Mr. Lépine has amassed nearly 20 years of experience in the fields of
macroeconomics and international finance. From 2003 until he joined Presima,
Mr. Lépine was Vice-President, Research, Global Asset Allocation at CIBC
Global Asset Management, where he was responsible for global asset allocation
as well as global economic and financial forecasting. He was also actively
involved in developing strategies for international bonds, global equities and
currency management. From 1997 to 2002, he was Assistant Chief Economist at
National Bank Financial. During this mandate, he conducted important research
on stock markets and on the global economy. Between 1990 and 1996, he held
various functions as an economist at the Department of Finance in Ottawa.
    Additionally, Presima has retained the services of Michel Bastien as a
management advisor. Mr. Bastien brings a wealth of portfolio management
experience, acquired over the years in various positions related to portfolio
management as well as in several senior management positions at Montrusco
Bolton. He has also worked in the same fields at the Caisse de dépôt et
placement du Québec.

    About Presima

    A pioneer in its field, Presima is a portfolio management company that
specializes in real estate securities publicly traded on international
exchanges. Presima is a member of the network of companies affiliated with the
Caisse de dépôt et placement du Québec, which has a 95% interest in the
company. For more information: www.presima.com




For further information:

For further information: Jean-Guy Talbot, President, (514) 673-1380;
Louis Tremblay, Director, Business Development, (514) 673-1476

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