François Laurin Named Chief Financial Officer at Laurentian Bank

MONTRÉAL, July 29, 2015 /CNW Telbec/ - Laurentian Bank is pleased to announce that Mr. François Laurin, FCPA, FCA, CFA, ICD, has been appointed to the position of Executive Vice-President and Chief Financial Officer of the organization. Also to sit on the Bank's Management Committee, Mr. Laurin will assume his new functions effective August 10.

A Fellow of the Order of Professional Certified Accountants and a Certified Financial Analyst (CFA), François Laurin has over 30 years of experience in the finance field. He has held numerous high-level positions over the course of his career in Canada and abroad, including at Transat AT Inc. and CDP Private Capital Investments, as well as with organizations in the mining and telecommunications/technologies sectors.

Recognized for his rigour and leadership, Mr. Laurin's highly diversified expertise will enable him to effectively direct all aspects of financial management at Laurentian Bank. His competencies in the fields of technology, capital markets and corporate finance will serve as a particularly valuable asset in fulfilling his functions at the Bank.

Mr. Laurin also brings extensive experience in corporate governance to his new role, having sat on the Boards of a number of public, para-public and non-profit organizations. Moreover, he holds Institute of Corporate Directors certification.

About Laurentian Bank
Laurentian Bank of Canada is a banking institution whose activities extend across Canada. The Bank serves one and a half million clients throughout the country and employs more than 3,700 people whose talent and dedication have made it a major player in numerous market segments. The Bank has more than $37 billion in balance sheet assets and $43 billion in assets under administration.

Laurentian Bank distinguishes itself through the excellence and simplicity in its services. As such, the Bank caters to the needs of retail clients via its branch network and virtual offerings. The Bank has also earned a solid reputation among small and medium-sized enterprises and real estate developers thanks to its specialized teams across Canada, namely in Ontario, Québec, Alberta, British Columbia and Nova Scotia. For their part, B2B Bank is a Canadian leader in providing banking and investment products and services to financial advisors and brokers, while the expertise and effectiveness of Laurentian Bank Securities' integrated brokerage services are known nationwide.


SOURCE Laurentian Bank of Canada

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