Desjardins Funds Net Sales Increase by 39 % After The First Two Months of The Year

    LEVIS, QC, March 2 /CNW Telbec/ - Desjardins Group announces that net
sales of Desjardins Funds accrued $336 million during the month of February
2007, bringing its total assets to $11.1 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 Admnistration/Distribution
Role. This report includes the assets of funds of funds and of co-branded
    For the two first months of the year, Dejardins Funds accrued a record
total of $486 million in net sales, which represents an increase of 39% 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 $135 billion, as at December 31,
2006. 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 7,425 elected officers, Desjardins offers its
5.7 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 more, consult

For further information:

For further information: (media only): André Chapleau, Director,
Information and Media Relations Department, (514) 281-7229 or 1 866 866-7000,
ext. 7229,

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