Laurentian Bank's Dana Ades-Landy honoured by the Association of Québec Women in Finance

    MONTREAL, April 9 /CNW Telbec/ - Laurentian Bank is pleased to announce
that the Association of Québec Women in Finance (AQWF) has awarded Ms. Dana
Ades-Landy, Senior Vice-President, National Accounts, Commercial Financial
Services, the Engagement within the Association Prize. The award was presented
this past April 2 during the AQWF's annual Gala in recognition of Ms.
Ades-Landy's involvement in the Association's Membership, Women on Boards, and
Women in the Lead Committees.
    The Association of Québec Women in Finance encompasses close to 350 women
working in the province's finance and business sectors. The Association's
mission is to contribute to the advancement of its members on the national and
international scene by promoting the development of business relations, as
well as to create awareness of women's competencies by promoting their
candidacies for senior management positions and Board directorships.
    "On behalf of the Bank and all its employees, I would like to
congratulate Dana for this special distinction," expressed Mr. Réjean
Robitaille, President and Chief Executive Officer of Laurentian Bank. "This
award pays tribute to a highly esteemed colleague who, through her remarkable
dedication and talent, has earned well-deserved recognition as one of the most
influential businesswomen in Canada. Dana plays a key management role within
our organization, and we are delighted to see that her peers acknowledge her
uncommon leadership and dynamism."
    Holding a Master of Business Administration degree from Concordia
University, Ms. Dana Ades-Landy joined Laurentian Bank in 2006 to lead the
National Accounts sector, which has grown significantly since her arrival. She
began her career at another banking institution, where she worked for 10 years
in the Commercial Services sector. In December 2007, Ms. Ades-Landy received
another prestigious distinction, being included on the Canada's Most Powerful
Women: Top 100 list for her exceptional commitment and important

    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.

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For further information: Gladys Caron, Vice-President, Public Affairs,
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