Jacques Plante appointed Chairman of the Board of Capital régional et coopératif Desjardins

MONTRÉAL, March 30, 2015  /CNW Telbec/ - At its Annual General Meeting on March 27, 2015, the Board of Directors of Capital régional et coopératif Desjardins (CRCD) announced the appointment of Jacques Plante, CPA, CA, as Chairman of the Board. A director of CRCD since January 2010, Mr. Plante has served on the Executive Committee and has chaired the Audit Committee and the Portfolio Valuation Committee. This appointment is in the normal course of business at CRCD.

A retired chartered public accountant, Mr. Plante has enjoyed a long and brilliant career spanning 37 years with Deloitte, including 29 years as partner. He holds a bachelor's degree in business administration from Université Laval, as well as a degree in accounting.

About Capital régional et coopératif Desjardins
With some 96,000 shareholders and $1,502 million in net assets, Capital régional et coopératif Desjardins (CRCD) is a public company managed by Desjardins Business Capital régional et coopératif. CRCD contributes to Québec economic development through several levers developed with its manager, with CRCD as the driving force. These levers form CRCD's entrepreneurial ecosystem designed to value and nurture the best of Québec entrepreneurship. Directly or indirectly through its ecosystem, CRCD supports the growth of over 380 businesses, cooperatives and funds in various industries spanning all Québec regions, helping to create and retain 62,000 jobs. (www.capitalregional.com)

SOURCE Capital régional et coopératif Desjardins

For further information: (media inquiries only): Richard Lacasse, Capital régional et coopératif Desjardins, 418-835-8444 or 1-866-835-8444, ext. 3163, media@desjardins.com

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