Laurentian Bank to lend its support to the Maison Théâtre for three years

    MONTREAL, April 15 /CNW Telbec/ - Laurentian Bank is pleased to announce
that it is renewing its association with the Maison Théâtre for the next three
years, or until 2012. For the past nine years now, the Bank has served as a
proud partner of this first-rate cultural institution dedicated to promoting
the creation and dissemination of theatrical works for youth.
    This commitment to an organization focused on the cultural development of
youngsters is perfectly aligned with Laurentian Bank's family orientation that
favours activities in which parents and children can share the same emotions
and discoveries. The Bank also strives to be increasingly more accessible and
close to families, both through its approach to enhancing the client
experience, and its devotion to excellence and service adapted to the needs of
its clientele.
    Under the banner of its sponsorship and donations program, Laurentian
Bank and its employees support hundreds of organizations each year recognized
for their own excellence. The beneficiaries of this support include numerous
charitable organizations and institutions that meet the Bank's priorities,
particularly those working on behalf of youth and families. The sponsorship of
Maison Théâtre is among the actions taken by the organization to contribute to
the development of communities in which it operates.
    An artistic crossroads located in downtown Montréal, the Maison Théâtre
presents plays designed for young people aged 2 to 17. This dynamic cultural
institution is known for the originality of its productions and physical
installations. For example, the theatre's seats are adapted to its young
audiences, and its waiting area includes a space where children can read
different publications before the performances that have been created
especially for them.

    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 offers its products to a wide network of independent financial
advisors through B2B Trust, as well as full-service brokerage solutions
through Laurentian Bank Securities.
    With 156 branches and 348 automated banking machines, Laurentian Bank of
Canada is well established in the Province of Quebec, operating the
third-largest branch network. Elsewhere throughout Canada, it operates in
specific market segments where it holds an enviable position. Laurentian Bank
of Canada has more than $19 billion in balance sheet assets. 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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