LEVIS, QC, Nov. 22 /CNW Telbec/ - Desjardins Group, the largest
integrated cooperative financial group in Canada, and official partner of the
championship, is presenting the 2007 Desjardins Vanier Cup game to be held
tomorrow in Toronto.
This sponsorship is part of a major partnership agreement signed by
Desjardins with Canadian Interuniversity Sport. This partnership agreement,
which will be in effect until 2010, not only applies to the Canadian
university football championship, but also covers recognition of the academic
performance of university athletes (Desjardins Academic All Canadian Program).
"Desjardins is proud to be associated with excellence among young
Canadian university students and to support performance in sports. This
collaboration enables us, once again, to further promote our cooperative
financial group to all these young people, who are preparing for their future,
and to position the Group as an institution that is open to their needs,"
stated Alban D'Amours, President and CEO of Desjardins Group.
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 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 more, consult
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