Questions about RRSPs? Come Chat with Our Experts! - Just in time for RRSP season, Desjardins is organizing two online chat sessions with its experts

    LEVIS, QC, Feb. 11 /CNW Telbec/ - For the very first time, Desjardins
Group is offering its members the chance to chat online with two RRSP experts,
thereby giving members the chance to learn everything there is to know about
    During the online sessions, which will take place on February 17 and 23
from noon to 2:00 p.m., Desjardins members will be able to get answers to
their questions about RRSPs and retirement planning.
    "Using the Internet to talk to our members about retirement, and more
specifically about RRSPs, is a major first for us. Financial education has
always been part of Desjardins Group's mission, so it was only logical for us
to continue on that path, to be innovative and to move toward using modern
means of communication," stated Martin Chouinard, Director of the Wealth
Management Department - Self-Directed Investors.
    To join in on the discussion, Internet users should go to Users must first make sure that a firewall does
not block their access to the site and that they have Java (version 1.1 or
higher) installed on their computer. In some cases, it may also be necessary
to install a plug-in.
    "In these uncertain economic times, it is very likely that there will be
many questions about financial issues and retirement, and we are already
expecting a high amount of traffic on our site during the chat sessions,"
added Mr. Chouinard.

    About Desjardins Group

    Desjardins Group is the largest cooperative financial group in Canada,
with overall assets of $150 billion, as at September 30, 2008. It comprises a
network of caisses, credit unions and business centres in Québec and Ontario,
and some twenty subsidiary companies in life and general insurance, securities
brokerage, venture capital and asset management, many of which are active
across the country. Drawing on the expertise of its 40,000 employees and the
commitment of more than 6,500 elected officers, Desjardins offers its 5.8
million individual and corporate members and clients a full range of financial
products and services. Its physical distribution network is complemented by
leading-edge virtual access methods. To find out more, consult

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For further information: (for journalists only): Nathalie Genest,
Advisor, Information and Media Relations, (514) 281-7275, 1 866 866-7000, ext.

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