Monique F. Leroux is reelected as Chair of the Board, President and Chief Executive Officer of Desjardins Group

LÉVIS, QC, Jan. 31, 2012 /CNW Telbec/ - At the end of the Nomination period, which closed at 4:30 p.m., on January 30, Desjardins Election Committee Chair and member of the Ouest de Montréal Council of Representatives, Mr. Gilles Metcalfe, is pleased to announce that Ms. Monique F. Leroux has been reelected for a second mandate as Chair of the Board, President and Chief Executive Officer of Desjardins Group (

Ms. Leroux was elected Chair of the Board, President and Chief Executive Officer of Desjardins Group on March 15, 2008, and officially took office on March 29, 2008. Therefore, on March 31, 2012 she will begin her second and last mandate, which will end in March 2016.

Ms. Leroux had announced her intention to renew her mandate in a communication transmitted on January 19 to the members of the Board of Directors and the members of the Election Committee of Desjardins Group.

About Desjardins Group

Desjardins Group is the leading cooperative financial group in Canada with assets of nearly $190 billion. Drawing on the strength of its caisse network in Québec and Ontario, and its subsidiaries across Canada, it offers a full range of financial products and services to its 5.8 million members and clients. Desjardins specializes in Wealth Management and Life and Health Insurance, in Property and Casualty Insurance, in Personal Services, in Business and Institutional Services. As one of the largest employers in the country and among Canada's Top 100 Employers for 2012TM, Desjardins is supported by the skills of its 43,600 employees and the commitment of nearly 6,000 elected officers. A new education and cooperation program is now available to Desjardins members and the general public. For more information, visit


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