Desjardins Capital régional et coopératif's 2007 Issue Is Now Available

    MONTREAL, March 6 /CNW Telbec/ - Desjardins Capital régional et
coopératif today announced the start of sales of the 2007 issue through the
Desjardins caisse network. Bear in mind that buying Desjardins Capital
régional et coopératif securities gives investors the advantage of a
provincial tax credit of 35%.
    Purchases of the Company's shares earn an annual compounded return, after
tax, of nearly 6% over the required 7-year holding period if the shares are
redeemed at their purchase price. Louis L. Roquet, President and COO of
manager Desjardins Venture Capital, underscored, "This is a highly attractive
product to include in an investment portfolio."

    Desjardins Capital régional et coopératif

    Desjardins Capital régional et coopératif is a publicly-traded company
founded in 2001 on the initiative of the Desjardins Group. Managed by
Desjardins Venture Capital, the Company's primary mission is to raise venture
capital with a view to fostering the economic development of Québec's
cooperatives and resource regions. With an authorized capitalization of $1.325
billion, the Company assists companies and cooperatives throughout Québec.

For further information:

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

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