MONTREAL, June 12 /CNW Telbec/ - The Caisse de dépôt et placement du
Québec announces that Claude Bergeron has been appointed Executive
Vice-president, Legal Affairs, and Secretariat. This appointment follows the
announced retirement of Suzanne Masson, Executive Vice-president, Corporate
Affairs, and Secretary.
"Claude Bergeron is a talented and experienced lawyer who will
undoubtedly rise to this new challenge. I am delighted by the peer recognition
he received when he was recently named Canadian general counsel of the year.
Mr. Bergeron is a person of great value who is highly respected within the
Caisse, and he has carried out many highly complex assignments," said Michael
Sabia, President and CEO of the Caisse.
Mr. Sabia also acknowledged Ms. Masson's important contribution during
the years she spent with the organization. "Ms. Masson is a valuable person
for whom I have the highest regard. I'm convinced many colleagues and
employees are sorry to see her go. Throughout her career, Ms. Masson showed
tremendous commitment, which earned her the trust of the public and private
organizations for which she assumed major responsibilities," added Mr. Sabia.
The Caisse also announces the appointment of Véronique Mercier to the
position of Vice-president, Communications. Ms. Mercier will report directly
to the President and CEO. She will manage the Caisse's public affairs and
communications. Ms. Mercier has spent her career in the public sector. She was
office manager and press secretary to Quebec's Finance Minister and press
secretary to the Premier of New Brunswick. Ms. Mercier was also responsible
for communications at Service New Brunswick.
"With her experience in institutional communications and her managerial
qualities, Ms. Mercier will help the Caisse achieve its objectives in the area
of transparency," said Mr. Sabia.
The announced changes will take effect at the end of June.
About the Caisse de dépôt et placement du Québec
The Caisse de dépôt et placement du Québec is a financial institution
that manages funds primarily for public and private pension and insurance
plans. As at December 31, 2008, it held $120.1 billion of net assets. As one
of the leading institutional fund managers in Canada, the Caisse invests in
the main financial markets as well as in private equity and real estate. For
more information: www.lacaisse.com.
For further information:
For further information: Maxime Chagnon, (514) 847-5493