Desjardins launches Enhanced Return Guaranteed Investment

    This innovative product gives investors access to the Canadian financial
    market with a 100% capital guarantee

    LEVIS, QC, Jan. 24 /CNW Telbec/ - Desjardins Group, the financial
institution with the largest range of capital guaranteed structured products
in Canada, is now offering its investor members a brand new product: the
Desjardins Enhanced Return Guaranteed Investment.
    This product, which offers a 100% capital guarantee at maturity, is
specifically targeted at caisse members that wish to participate in the growth
of the Canadian financial sector, in particular the banking and life and
health insurance sectors, while benefiting from a guaranteed minimum return.
    With the Desjardins Enhanced Return Guaranteed Investment, investors
benefit from the return on eight equally weighted securities of the major
Canadian banks and the three top life and health insurance companies in the
    It also offers a highly attractive return potential and above all, a set
of advantages rarely seen in a single product.
    "This new product, with its unique design, joins the ranks of an already
impressive range of capital guaranteed structured products offered by the
Desjardins network. What's more, it confirms the leader position that
Desjardins already holds in this market", pointed out Mr. Bernard Fortin,
Wealth Management Director at Desjardins.
    "Very few capital guaranteed structured products in the industry offer
such peace of mind", stated Mr. Eric Landry, Financial Engineering Director at
Desjardins. "One of the advantages offered by the Desjardins Enhanced Return
Guaranteed Investment, in addition to eligibility for member dividends, is
that it enables members to draw on the growth potential of the securities of
Canadian financial institutions, a firm minimum return and capital guarantee."

    About Desjardins Group

    Desjardins Group is the largest integrated cooperative financial group in
Canada, with overall assets of $147 billion, as at September 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 more, consult

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