Michel Marc Bouchard wins the "Auteur dramatique Banque Laurentienne" Award with his dramatic text Des yeux de verre

    MONTREAL, Sept. 17 /CNW Telbec/ - At the Théâtre d'Aujourd'hui gala this
evening, Ms. Gladys Caron, Vice-President, Public Affairs, Communications and
Investor Relations at Laurentian Bank of Canada, presented the "Auteur
dramatique Banque Laurentienne" Award to Michel Marc Bouchard, whom the
Théâtre d'Aujourd'hui subscription patrons voted their preferred playwright of
the season. The goal of this Award, which comes with a $10,000 cash prize, is
to celebrate the artist's work, to commend his talent and to support his
artistic projects.
    The "Auteur dramatique Banque Laurentienne" Award was created two years
ago to acknowledge the excellence of our Quebec authors. With this Award, the
Bank hopes to further raise the public awareness and appreciation of Quebec's
playwrights, these passionate creators promoting the arts.
    "Laurentian Bank is happy to be partners with the Award that recognizes
the excellence of Quebec's artists. The Bank thus wants to support local
talents, to help them take their artistic work even further and dare
creativity and imagination. Laurentian Bank is also proud to give support to
Théâtre d'Aujourd'hui, a theatre company that plays an essential role in
promoting our Quebec playwrights," said Ms. Caron.
    Each year, through its sponsorship and donation programs, Laurentian Bank
of Canada supports hundreds of organizations renowned for the excellence of
their work. This sponsorship is part of the Bank's numerous initiatives with
the goal to contribute to community development.

    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 www.laurentianbank.ca.

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, gladys.caron@laurentianbank.ca

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