Laurentian Bank moves and upgrades its Toronto North Commercial Banking Centre in Thornhill

    TORONTO, Nov. 1 /CNW Telbec/ - Laurentian Bank of Canada is pleased to
announce that it has relocated its Toronto North Commercial Banking Centre in
Thornhill. The new facilities were inaugurated today at 8500 Leslie Street in
presence of Réjean Robitaille, President and Chief Executive Officer, Paul
Hurtubise, Senior Vice President, Commercial & Real Estate Financing, Bill
Galbraith, Vice President, Business Development, Commercial Banking, and John
Rudnick, Assistant Vice President, of the Toronto North Commercial Banking
    The new location in this busy sector of Metropolitan Toronto provides
Laurentian Bank with a stronger and more visible presence, as well as a more
convenient location for its business clientele. The Toronto North Commercial
Banking Centre offers comprehensive, competitive commercial banking services
to corporations and SMBs needs.
    "At Laurentian Bank, we take the time to listen to and to understand the
long term vision of each business, as well as to know their daily business
operation," said Paul Hurtubise. "By understanding the future goals of the
business, we offer better structured facilities, and more knowledgeable
service. That's the Laurentian Bank's distinctive approach: proximity and
simplicity to build strong relationships and provide highly efficient
    Businesses represent an important clientele at Laurentian Bank. The Bank
specializes in commercial financing for SMBs and in real estate financing.
With offices dedicated to serving enterprises in major business centres across
Canada, including Toronto, Mississauga, Kitchener and Ottawa in Ontario, the
Bank offers a comprehensive range of financial services - financing solutions,
international, transactional and electronic services. These services are
provided by teams of experts in designing tailored solutions in the
manufacturing, service, retail and real estate sectors, as well as by
specialists in international trade.

    About Laurentian Bank

    Laurentian Bank of Canada is a Quebec banking institution that operates
across Canada and is dedicated to meeting its clients' financial needs through
excellence in service, as well as through its simplicity and proximity. The
Bank serves individual consumers and small and medium-sized businesses, as
well as financial advisors through B2B Trust. It also provides full-service
brokerage solutions through its Laurentian Bank Securities subsidiary.
Laurentian Bank is well established in the Province of Quebec, operating the
third largest retail branch network and is also a performing player in
specific market segments elsewhere in the country. Laurentian Bank of Canada
has over $18 billion in balance sheet assets and over $15 billion in assets
under administration. Founded in 1846, the Bank employs 3,400 people. Its
common shares are listed on the Toronto Stock Exchange (TSX: LB). For more
information, please visit

For further information:

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

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