Capital régional et coopératif Desjardins Sets Share Value at $9.89

    MONTREAL, Feb. 14 /CNW Telbec/ - Capital régional et coopératif
Desjardins today announced its financial results for the fiscal year ended
December 31, 2007.
    At the end of the second half of 2007, Capital régional posted a net loss
of $2.5 million. Because share value is determined at the end of each
six-month period, the loss effectively reduces the value per share to $9.89, a
downward move of $0.03 compared with the value of $9.92 released last August
at the end of the first half. For the year as a whole, the loss totals    
$22.2 million, or a negative return of 3.2 %.
    The impact of the high Canadian dollar and difficulties in some sectors
of the economy, primarily manufacturing, once again negatively influenced the
investment portfolio. Despite these conditions, Capital régional continued to
be a very active participant in economic development with $470 million
invested at the end of 2007 in Québec businesses and funds, supporting nearly
30,000 jobs.
    The 2007 issue raised $101.9 million, bringing the Company's net assets
to $732.5 million at the close of the fiscal year. The number of shareholders
as at December 31, 2007 was 120 652, up 2 % over 2006.

    Desjardins Capital régional et coopératif

    Founded in 2001, Capital régional et coopératif Desjardins is a publicly
traded company managed by Desjardins Venture Capital. With over 120,000
shareholders, the Company contributes to Québec's economic development while
driving the growth of cooperatives and the resource regions. Capital régional
et coopératif Desjardins currently supports 195 companies and cooperatives in
various industries spanning all Québec regions. (

For further information:

For further information: Danièle Routhier, Manager, Public Affairs,
Desjardins Venture Capital, (514) 281-2211,

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