THE CAISSE DE DÉPÔT ET PLACEMENT DU QUÉBEC APPOINTS CAROLINE ST-JACQUES DIRECTOR GENERAL OF PUBLIC AFFAIRS AND COMMUNITY RELATIONS IN QUÉBEC CITY

MONTREAL, Jan. 17 /CNW Telbec/ - The Caisse de dépôt et placement du Québec is pleased to appoint Caroline St-Jacques as Director General, Public Affairs and Community Relations. Ms. St-Jacques will be responsible for handling business community relations in the Québec City region. She is also responsible for monitoring ongoing issues and establish relationships at various levels of government in Québec, Canada and key markets where the Caisse operates and has major investments.

"This appointment comes on the heels of the Caisse's efforts to enhance its communications and strengthen its Québec City presence," said Denis Couture, Caisse Executive Vice-President, Public Affairs. "Caroline's experience with industry associations, coupled with her thorough knowledge of the governmental and regulatory environment, will certainly be very useful in ensuring a better outreach with our clients and partners in the Québec City region."

"I'm delighted to join this important Québec institution - to both contribute to its presence in the capital and support companies aiming to grow both in Québec and abroad," added Caroline St-Jacques.

As Vice-President, Public Affairs at the Fédération des chambres de commerce du Québec, Caroline St-Jacques had an extensive knowledge of economic issues and Québec business. She also held various management positions, primarily at Radio-Canada and the CRTC.

Caroline St-Jacques will take her post at the Caisse's office in Québec City.

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. At December 31, 2009, it held $131.6 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.

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SOURCE CAISSE DE DEPOT ET PLACEMENT DU QUEBEC

For further information:

Maxime Chagnon
Senior Director, Media Relations
(514) 847-5493
mchagnon@lacaisse.com

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