Desjardins Group contributes to Philippine typhoon aid

$100,000 donation will be made to the Red Cross

LÉVIS, QC, Nov. 12, 2013 /CNW Telbec/ - Desjardins Group has announced it will donate $100,000 to the Philippine aid effort following the devastation caused by Typhoon Haiyan.

"We're saddened by the tragedy suffered by the many cities and communities in the Philippines," says Monique F. Leroux, Chair of the Board, President and CEO of Desjardins Group. "The terrible images that we've all seen are enough of a call for all of us to act."

Desjardins Group is also asking employees and the general public to donate to the Canadian Red Cross. People can contact any institution in the caisse network in Quebec or Ontario and mention "Red Cross - Typhoon Haiyan." As of tomorrow, Quebec caisse members will also be able to make a quick, simple and secure donation via AccèsD.

The Canadian Red Cross will automatically issue a tax receipt for donations of $20 or more. Receipts for smaller donations will be issued upon request.

About Desjardins Group

Desjardins Group is the fifth largest cooperative financial group in the world with assets close to $205 billion. To meet the diverse needs of its members and clients, Desjardins offers a full range of products and services through its extensive distribution network, online platforms and subsidiaries across Canada. The group has one of the highest capital ratios and credit ratings in the industry, and outranks all American banks as the fourth safest and strongest bank in North America according to Global Finance magazine and Bloomberg News respectively. In keeping with their cooperative nature, Desjardins Caisses' surplus earnings are reinvested into the communities they serve.

SOURCE: Desjardins Group

For further information:

(for journalists only)
Nathalie Genest, Media Relations Advisor
Desjardins Group
514-281-7275 or 1-866-866-7000, ext. 7275


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