Launch of the Québec Savings Bond Sales Campaign and Increase in Rates

    QUEBEC, April 2 /CNW Telbec/ - The ministère des Finances du Québec today
announced the launch of the sales campaign for the June 1, 2007 issue of
Québec Savings Bonds. These bonds are redeemable at any time without penalty
and will bear interest at 3.50% until May 31, 2008. Thereafter, the interest
rate will be set annually depending on market conditions.
    At the same time, the rate on outstanding Québec Savings Bonds will be
set at 3.50% as of June 1, 2007 and will remain in force until May 31, 2008.
    Savings and retirement products issued by the Québec government are safe
and flexible investment vehicles that offer good returns, allowing Quebecers
to have their money work for them while contributing to the development of
    They are available from Epargne Placements Québec, which can be reached
at 1 800 463-5229 Monday through Friday, from 8 a.m. to 8 p.m., as well as
Saturdays, April 21 and 28 and during the month of May, from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m.
    For more information, visit the Epargne Placements Québec Web site at:
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For further information:

For further information: Jacques Delorme, Media Relations Officer,
Direction des communications, (418) 528-7382,

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