The Laurentian Bank launches its Blue Chip ActionGIC with a two-year term and return potential of 8%

The Laurentian Bank launches its Blue Chip ActionGIC with a two-year term and 
return potential of 8% 
MONTREAL, Jan. 17, 2013 /CNW Telbec/ - With RRSP season in full swing, the 
Laurentian Bank launches its Blue Chip ActionGIC(1) with a two-year term and 
return potential of 8%. The Blue Chip ActionGIC enables investors to benefit 
from the growth of Canada's best publicly listed companies, while guaranteeing 
the initial sum invested. 
Blue Chips are listed companies, well-established and recognized nationwide 
for their financial stability. These organizations have proven themselves in 
their sectors of activity. The companies that make up the Blue Chip ActionGIC 
stock portfolio are the following:  

    --  Scotiabank                         --  Loblaws
    --  Royal Bank of Canada               --  Rogers Communications
    --  Toronto Dominion Bank (TD)         --  Barrick Gold Corp
    --  Bombardier                         --  Suncor Energy Inc.
    --  Canadian National Railway (CN)     --  Telus
    --  Manulife Financial                 --  Thompson Reuters
    --  Fortis                             --  Tim Hortons
    --  Husky Energy                       --  TransCanadaCorp
    --  Intact Financial Corporation

The principal advantage of the Blue Chip ActionGIC is its superior rate of 
return, able to reach a maximum of 8%, its guaranteed capital and short 
two-year term. In addition to being an interesting RRSP investment product, it 
is also an excellent TFSA investment product. Given its short term, it can 
also be used as a savings vehicle for upcoming projects or purchases.

The Laurentian Bank's various Blue Chip ActionGICs are offered in either two-, 
three- or five-year terms. Anyone interested can consult a branch advisor to 
learn more about this offer.

About Laurentian Bank
Laurentian Bank of Canada is a pan-Canadian banking institution that has 
nearly $35 billion in balance sheet assets and $33billion in assets under 
administration. Founded in 1846, Laurentian Bank was selected in 2012 as one 
of the 10 winners of the Canada's Passion Capitalists program in recognition 
of its sustained success through the promotion of passion within its ranks. 
The Bank employs more than 4,200 people.

Recognized for its excellent service, proximity and simplicity, Laurentian 
Bank serves more than one million clients in market segments in which it holds 
an enviable position. In addition to occupying a choice position among 
consumers in Québec, where it operates the third largest branch network, the 
Bank has built a solid reputation across Canada in the area of real estate and 
commercial financing thanks to its teams working out of more than 35 offices 
in Ontario, Québec, Alberta and British Columbia. Its subsidiary, B2B Bank, 
is a Canadian leader in providing banking products as well as investment 
accounts and services to financial advisors and brokers, while Laurentian Bank 
Securities is an integrated broker, widely recognized for its expertise and 
effectiveness nationwide.

(1) The rate for the Blue Chip 2-year ActionGIC is in effect from January 17, 
2013, to March 6, 2013, inclusively. It is not an annual rate. All Blue Chip 
2-year ActionGICs purchased during this period will be issued on March 8, 
2013. Certain conditions apply. This offer cannot be combined with any other 
promotion. The total rate of return may not exceed the maximum return rate of 
8% over two years. The maximum annual compound rate is 3.923%, which is 
subject to change at any time. The amount invested is guaranteed, but there is 
no guaranteed minimum return. The interest payable on the Blue Chip 2-year 
ActionGIC is calculated based on the performance of the benchmark index 
between the date the investment is issued and the benchmark index on the three 
calculation dates specified in the purchase agreement. The benchmark index is 
based on a portfolio of shares or trust units of Canadian companies that have 
a major market capitalization. All fluctuations of the benchmark index will 
affect the final return, which can be known only when the investment has 
matured. Past performance is not an indication of future performance. For more 
information on the Blue Chip 2-year ActionGIC, please speak with an advisor at 
your branch.

Mary-Claude Tardif Public Relations Advisor 514 284-4500, extension 4695  

SOURCE: Laurentian Bank of Canada

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