Two financial sector executives join the Board of Directors of the Caisse de dépôt et placement du Québec



    MONTREAL, Aug. 29 /CNW Telbec/ - Pierre Brunet, Chairman of the Caisse de
dépôt et placement du Québec, is pleased with the Québec government's
appointments to the institution's Board of Directors.
    The two appointees are Christiane Bergevin and Ouma Sananikone.
Ms. Bergevin is President of SNC-Lavalin Capital, and Ms. Sananikone has also
held several senior management positions that enabled her to gain extensive
experience of the financial markets. "The depth of expertise that Ms. Bergevin
and Ms. Sananikone represent is in line with the profile established by the
Caisse's Board of Directors for the appointment of new members. On behalf of
the Board, I extend to them the warmest of welcomes. I have no doubt that they
will make a very positive contribution to the Board's work," Mr. Brunet
stated.
    "The two new members will fill the positions left vacant by Bernard Bonin
and John T. Wall, who offered their know-how and utmost dedication to the
Caisse. On behalf of the Board, I should like to commend them on their work
for the organization," Mr. Brunet added.

    The Caisse de dépôt et placement du Québec is a financial institution
that manages funds primarily for public and private pension and insurance
plans. As at December, 31, 2006, it held $143.5 billion of net assets. One of
the leading institutional fund managers in Canada, the Caisse invests in the
main financial markets as well as in private equity and real estate. For more
information: www.lacaisse.com.




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