RRSP season: Laurentian Bank extends its business hours

                    UNTIL 10 P.M.ON FRIDAY, FEBRUARY 29 -

    MONTREAL, Feb. 15 /CNW Telbec/ - To enable its clients to make their RRSP
contributions before the February 29 deadline, Laurentian Bank's branches are
extending their business hours.
    From February 14 through Friday, February 29, 2008, financial advisors at
the 157 branches of Laurentian Bank will welcome customers, wishing to
contribute to their RRSPs, during the following business hours:

              Monday to Friday
    (from February 14 to 28 inclusively)                until 8:00 PM(*)
            Friday, February 29                         Until 10:00 PM
            (February 16 and 23)                       9:00 AM to 1:00 PM

    Moreover, the Bank offers two other alternative ways to contribute to a
RRSP: clients can invest online via Internet BLCDirect or call at 514 252-1846
(in Montreal) or 1 866 252-1846 (elsewhere), Monday to Friday, from 8:00 AM to
8:00 PM.

    (*) For more information about your branch, call 514 522-1846 or 1 866

    About Laurentian Bank

    Laurentian Bank of Canada is a banking institution operating across
Canada and offering diversified financial services to its clients.
Distinguishing itself through excellence in service, as well as through its
simplicity and proximity, the Bank serves individual consumers and small and
medium-sized businesses. The Bank also offers its products to a wide network
of independent financial intermediaries through B2B Trust, as well as
full-service brokerage solutions through Laurentian Bank Securities.
    Laurentian Bank is well established in the Province of Quebec, operating
the third-largest retail branch network. Elsewhere throughout Canada, it
operates in specific market segments where it holds an enviable position.
Laurentian Bank of Canada has close to $18 billion in balance sheet assets and
more than $15 billion in assets under administration. Founded in 1846, the
Bank employs close to 3,300 people.

For further information:

For further information: Nora Bouikni, Public Relations Advisor, Public
Affairs, Communications and Investors relations, (514) 284-4500, extension
6379, nora.bouikni@banquelaurentienne.ca

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