The 2009 Issue of Capital régional et coopératif Desjardins Shares Has
Completely Sold Out

MONTREAL, Feb. 23 /CNW Telbec/ - Capital régional et coopératif Desjardins is announcing that the 2009 authorized capitalization of $150 million has completely sold out prior to the closing date of February 28, 2010. While remaining true to its fundamental purpose, Capital régional et coopératif Desjardins vigorously pursues its mission to support the growth of Québec SMBs and cooperatives.

Chairman of the Board André Lachapelle said: "The interest raised by the Capital régional shares is proof of the value of this investment for investors, who I would like to thank for their confidence and salute for the tangible support they provide for regional economic development in Québec. I also wish to express my deepest appreciation for the commitment of the caisse network, which contributes to the success of the company year after year."

Shares of the 2010 issue will go on sale on April 21.

About Capital régional et coopératif Desjardins

Founded in 2001, Capital régional et coopératif Desjardins is a publicly traded company managed by Desjardins Venture Capital. With over 118,000 shareholders, the Company contributes to Québec's economic development while driving the growth of cooperatives and the resource regions. Capital régional et coopératif Desjardins currently supports more than 225 companies, cooperatives and funds in various industries spanning all Québec regions. (capitalregional.com)

SOURCE Capital régional et coopératif Desjardins

For further information: For further information: (for journalists only): André Chapleau, Capital régional et coopératif Desjardins, (514) 281-7229, 1-866-866-7000, ext. 7229, andre.chapleau@desjardins.com


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