Solidarity Fund QFL pleased to be counted among the 150 companies most admired by Quebecers



    MONTREAL, Feb. 18 /CNW Telbec/ - The Solidarity Fund QFL (the "Fund") is
extremely proud to rank among the 150 companies most admired by Quebecers
according to a survey conducted by Léger Marketing for Commerce. The Fund's
popularity rose three percent over last year. As well, among those who are
familiar with the Fund, 86% had a positive opinion of the organization. This
honour follows the recent naming of the Fund's chief executive, Yvon Bolduc,
as one of the top 25 financial personalities in Québec.
    "The Fund is thrilled to have been ranked by Quebecers among large
world-class corporations from all sectors of activity such as Cirque du
Soleil, Google, Groupe Jean Coutu, and Microsoft. Moreover, the Fund is the
only institutional fund manager on this list. Coming on our 25th anniversary,
this is a great vote of confidence for the Fund, which fully intends to
continue playing a key role in the Québec economy," said Mario Tremblay, the
Fund's Vice-President of Public and Corporate Affairs.
    The Fund has made the list of the 150 companies most admired by Quebecers
since the ranking began 12 years ago, and its popularity has grown steadily
since then.

    About the Solidarity Fund QFL

    With net assets of $6.2 billion as at November 30, 2008, the Solidarity
Fund QFL is a development capital company that through its RRSP channels the
savings of Quebecers into investments in all sectors of the economy to help
create and maintain jobs and to further Québec's economic growth. The Fund is
a partner, either directly or through its network members, in 1,881 companies.
It currently has nearly 575,000 shareholders and has helped, on its own or
with other financial partners, to create, maintain and protect over 126,000
jobs. For more information, visit www.fondsftq.com.




For further information:

For further information: Note: The telephone number provided below is
for the exclusive use of journalists and other media representatives; Josée
Lagacé, Senior Advisor, Press Relations and Communications, Fonds de
solidarité FTQ, (514) 850-4835, jlagace@fondsftq.com


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