The Caisse de dépôt et placement du Québec announces a $400-million private placement common share financing with MEG Energy

The Caisse de dépôt et placement du Québec announces a $400-million private 
placement common share financing with MEG Energy 
MONTREAL, Dec. 10, 2012 /CNW Telbec/ - The Caisse de dépôt et placement du 
Québec has just entered into a binding agreement to purchase, on a private 
placement basis, $400-million of common shares of MEG Energy Corp. ("MEG"), a 
Canadian company. This private placement is part of the issuance of share 
capital totalling $800 million announced earlier today by MEG. The closing of 
the private placement is expected to occur on or about December 28, 2012. 
"Energy is a major sector in the Canadian economy, and our investments in the 
best companies in this industry enable us to generate attractive returns for 
our depositors," said Normand Provost, Executive Vice-President, Private 
Equity at the Caisse. 
The Caisse has had an equity stake in MEG Energy since 2004. Following this 
transaction, its interest in the company will total around 9% of the common 
shares outstanding. 
ABOUT THE CAISSE DE DÉPÔT ET PLACEMENT DU QUÉBEC 
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, 2011, it held $159.0 billion in net assets. As one of Canada's 
leading institutional fund managers, the Caisse invests in major financial 
markets, private equity and real estate. For more information: 
www.lacaisse.com.  
Maxime Chagnon Senior Director, Media Relations 514 847-5493 
mchagnon@lacaisse.com 
SOURCE: CAISSE DE DEPOT ET PLACEMENT DU QUEBEC 
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-0- Dec/10/2012 22:01 GMT
 
 
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