B2B Trust signs distribution agreements with Renaissance Investments for
investment and RRSP loans

TORONTO, March 15 /CNW Telbec/ - B2B Trust, a subsidiary of Laurentian Bank, and Renaissance Investments have signed agreements for the distribution of investment and RRSP loans. Under the terms of these agreements, B2B Trust will offer its Investment and RRSP Loan Programs to Canadian investors, at preferred rates, for the purpose of investing in the Renaissance family of mutual funds through the 15,000 financial advisors doing business with B2B Trust.

"Renaissance Investments is an exciting addition to our growing list of Distribution Alliance firms," says Al Spadaro, Vice President, Business Development at B2B Trust. "B2B Trust and Renaissance Investments share a common interest - providing added value to the end consumer. Renaissance Investments accomplishes this with its top-quality investment products, and at B2B Trust, our focus is on giving advisors a wide range of options that they can present to their clients".

B2B Trust supplies investment and RRSP loan programs to its clients who include advisors across the mutual fund and insurance sectors, as well as through dealers and managing general agencies. Distribution Alliance programs for investment and RRPS loans are offered predominantly through investment fund manufacturers like Renaissance Investments, one of Canada's leading asset managers.

About B2B Trust

B2B Trust provides advisors with superior financial products and services for distribution to their clients across Canada. B2B Trust is the leading third-party supplier of investment and RRSP loans, a premier supplier of wholesale deposit products, and a long-time provider of self-directed accounts, banking services and broker mortgages. B2B Trust's suite of products and services are available nationally with the head office located in Toronto and regional sales representation across Canada. The company is a federally chartered trust company and wholly-owned subsidiary of Laurentian Bank of Canada. The website address is www.b2btrust.com.

    (R)B2B TRUST is a registered trademark of B2B Trust.
    (TM) Renaissance Investments is offered by and is a registered trademark
    of CIBC Asset Management Inc.


For further information: For further information: Lisa An, Veritas Communications, (416) 955-4587, an@veritascanada.com; Manon Stébenne, Laurentian Bank, Senior manager, Medias and Public Relations, (514) 284-4500 ext. 8232, manon.stebenne@banquelaurentienne.ca

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