Desjardins Funds: Net Sales in September

    LEVIS, QC, Oct. 2 /CNW Telbec/ - Desjardins Group announces that net
sales of Desjardins Funds accrued $66.2 million during the month of
September 2007, bringing its total assets to $12.3 billion. This amount was
also put forward by the Investment Funds Institute of Canada (IFIC) in its new
report entitled Mutual Fund AUM and Net Sales by Funds
Administration/Distribution Role. This report includes the assets of funds of
funds and of co-branded funds.
    Since the beginning of the year, Desjardins Funds accrued of $1.7 billion
in net sales, which represents an increase of 90 % over figures for the same
period in 2006.

    About Desjardins Group

    Desjardins Group is the largest integrated cooperative financial group in
Canada, with overall assets of more than $143 billion, as at June 30, 2007. It
comprises a network of caisses, credit unions and business centres in Québec
and Ontario, and some twenty subsidiary companies in life and general
insurance, securities brokerage, venture capital and asset management, many of
which are active across the country. Drawing on the expertise of its
40,000 employees and the commitment of nearly 6,800 elected officers,
Desjardins offers its 5.8 million individual and corporate members and clients
a full range of financial products and services. Its physical distribution
network is complemented by leading-edge virtual access methods. To find out
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