Laurentian Bank Little Heroes Club(TM) to join in the festivities closing out the soccer season in Rivière-des-Prairies

    MONTREAL, Aug. 22 /CNW Telbec/ - On August 23, Laurentian Bank Little
Heroes Club will be on hand at the festivities marking the end of the
Rivière-des-Prairies Soccer Club's season, which culminates during the weekend
of August 23-24 with the Don Bosco Tournament. The exciting event is expected
to attract some 1,200 soccer enthusiasts to the borough's Samuel Morse Park.
    "We are delighted to be encouraging young people to participate in sports
activities like soccer, and the Little Heroes Club is a good example of our
concerted efforts in that regard," underlines Gladys Caron, Laurentian Bank's
Vice President, Public Affairs, Communication and Investor Relations. "Our
Little Heroes Club notably strives to enhance self-esteem among young players
and spectators alike by spotlighting their actions and achievements."

    The Little Heroes Club

    The Little Heroes Club was created by Laurentian Bank as an umbrella
under which the organization can group its donation, sponsorship and general
support initiatives in aid of children and their families. The Club is
particularly active in the organization of children's activities during events
in which the Bank is involved, including celebrations and festivals across the
province, cultural events designed especially for families and youngsters, and
soccer tournaments and festivities. The principal objective of this initiative
is to encourage children to participate in sports, cultural and artistic
activities within their community, as well as to enable them to enjoy a range
of memorable experiences and emotions.
    Laurentian Bank Little Heroes Club and its participation in numerous
events across Quebec reflect the organization's dedication to acting as a
responsible corporate citizen. In so doing, the Bank is committed to being
fully integrated and actively involved in the socio-economic life of the
communities in which it operates, both by offering valuable services to
individuals and enterprises, and by maintaining the closest possible ties with
the population.

    About Laurentian Bank

    Laurentian Bank of Canada is a banking institution operating across
Canada and offering its clients diversified financial services. Distinguishing
itself through excellence in service, as well as through its accessibility,
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 $18 billion in balance sheet assets
and more than $15 billion in assets under administration. Founded in 1846, the
Bank employs close to 3,400 people.

For further information:

For further information: Gladys Caron, Vice-President, Public Affairs,
Communications and Investor Relations, Office: (514) 284-4500, extension 7511,
Cellular: (514) 893-3963,

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