Laurentian Bank Brightening Up the Vacation Season With Its Win $5,000 for Your Summer Plans Contest

    MONTREAL, June 17 /CNW Telbec/ - Since June 8 and through September 4,
consumers have one more reason to visit their nearest Laurentian Bank branch
whether they are clients of the institution or not. Simply by stopping in at
one of the Bank's 156 branches in Québec, they become eligible to participate
in the Win $5,000 for Your Summer Plans contest, which will be awarding three
prizes of $5,000 from among the entry forms received and to be drawn on
September 11, 2009.
    "With the typical slowdown in branches during the summer season, the Bank
is striving to stimulate traffic and prompt consumers to discover its
excellent service and spirit of closeness to the various communities in which
it operates," explains Stéphane Gagnon, the organization's Vice-President of
Marketing. "In addition to giving Québec consumers some good news for a change
during this period of recession, Laurentian Bank also wants to generate some
much-needed enthusiasm among consumers."
    There are three ways to participate in the contest and gain a chance to
win one of the $5,000 prizes for the summer:

    - by filling out an entry coupon at a branch location (limit of one entry
      per person)
    - by downloading the entry coupon from the Bank's Web site at, filling it out, and dropping it off at a
      Bank branch
    - by writing a 50-word text explaining "How Laurentian Bank meets my
      needs" and forwarding it to the Bank

    Three prizes of $5,000 are being offered in this contest, which is
restricted to individuals aged 18 and over. Confirmed contest winners will
each receive the sum of $5,000 that will be deposited in a Laurentian Bank of
Canada account in their name. Complete contest rules are available online at

    About Laurentian Bank

    Laurentian Bank of Canada is a banking institution operating across
Canada and offering its clients diversified financial services.
Differentiating itself through excellence in service, as well as through its
simplicity and proximity, the Bank serves individual consumers and small and
medium-sized businesses. The Bank also offers its products to a wide network
of independent financial intermediaries through B2B Trust, as well as
full-service brokerage solutions through Laurentian Bank Securities.
    Laurentian Bank is well established in the Province of Quebec, operating
the third-largest retail branch network. Elsewhere throughout Canada, it
operates in specific market segments where it holds an enviable position.
Laurentian Bank of Canada has more than $20 billion in balance sheet assets
and more than $13 billion in assets under administration. Founded in 1846, the
Bank employs more than 3,400 people.

For further information:

For further information: Mary-Claude Tardif, Public Relations Advisor,
(514) 284-4500, extension 4695,

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