Appointments at Desjardins Credit Union

    TORONTO, Aug. 1 /CNW Telbec/ - Desjardins Credit Union announced today
the appointments of Mr. Paul E. Garfinkel, M.D., F.R.C.P. (C) to the position
of Interim Chair of the Board and of Ms. Heather A. Nicol to the position of
Interim Vice-Chair.
    Dr. Paul Garfinkel is currently President and CEO of the Centre for
Addiction and Mental Health and Professor, Department of Psychiatry,
University of Toronto. He obtained his medical degree from the University of
Manitoba in 1969, and following an internship at the Toronto Western Hospital,
did a psychiatric residency at the University of Toronto. Dr. Garfinkel is a
founding member of Desjardins Credit Union and has been a board member since
its creation.
    Ms. Heather A Nicol is the Chief Financial Officer of the MaRS Discovery
District, a role she has held since October 2006. Ms. Nicol has diverse
experience in investment banking and across the corporate sector. She was the
Chief Financial Officer for Chapters Online, taking it public and helping it
achieve national leadership. Ms. Nicol holds an MBA from the University of
Western Ontario and a BMath from the University of Waterloo. She is also a
founding member of Desjardins Credit Union and has been a board member since
its creation.
    These appointments follow the departure of Messrs. Jean-Guy Langelier and
Mr. Trung Huu Nguyen, who were respectively Chair of the Board and
Secretary-Treasurer of Desjardins Credit Union.

    About Desjardins Credit Union

    Desjardins Credit Union has been serving Ontario residents and businesses
sine 2003. Its mission is to be a leading provider of high quality member
service and diversified financial products and, by embracing co-operative
principles, contribute to the well being of people and the economic and social
development of our communities. Desjardins Credit Union is associated with
Desjardins Group, the largest cooperative financial group in Canada. Through
affiliated Desjardins companies, credit union members have access to a vast
array of financial products and services such as mutual funds, life and
casualty insurance as well as full-service and discount brokerage.

For further information:

For further information: for media representatives only: Alfred
Pfeiffer, Chief Operating Officer, Desjardins Credit Union, (905) 743-5794

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