Laurentian Bank Releases Its 2013 Social Responsibility Report

MONTREAL, March 17, 2014 /CNW Telbec/ - Laurentian Bank is pleased to announce 
the release of its Social Responsibility Report for fiscal 2013. Available 
exclusively on the Internet, the document presents an overview of the events 
and accomplishments that marked the year. The report serves as a valuable 
reference for the Bank's various stakeholders — shareholders, clients, 
employees and communities — outlining the actions and activities implemented 
by the organization last year as part of its commitment to being a responsible 
corporate citizen. 
"The Bank assumed its role as a socially responsible enterprise more ardently 
than ever in 2013," underlined President and CEO, Réjean Robitaille. "And as 
we work to serve the interests of all our stakeholders, we are dedicated to 
building on our momentum in this regard." 
Following are but a few of Laurentian Bank's initiatives set forth in this 
latest report: 

        --  At 38%, the Bank's Board once again had the highest proportion
            of female Directors within the banking sector.
        --  The past year marked the first edition of the Laurentian Bank
            Montée des sommets, an event organized by employees in Québec
            City that raised $50,000 in aid of the Le Petit Blanchon
        --  The Bank took various different actions to limit the impacts of
            its operations on the environment, including the replacement of
            printers and photocopiers, the conversion of numerous paper
            reports and forms into digital format, as well as holding
            eco-responsible annual meetings.
        --  The Business Services group participated in a number of
            innovative renewable energy financing projects, such as solar
            and wind farms, hydroelectric dams and biomass plants.

Moreover, this latest Social Responsibility Report draws upon Global Reporting 
Initiative (GRI) indicators. The Bank brought the total number of indicators 
to 68 last year, which testifies to the importance it assigns to maintaining 
the transparency of its activities.

The 2013 Social Responsibility Report is available on the Bank's Web site at, in the Your Bank section under the Laurentian Bank tab.

About Laurentian Bank

Laurentian Bank of Canada is a banking institution whose activities extend 
across Canada. Recognized for its excellent service, proximity and simplicity, 
the Bank serves one and a half million clients throughout the country. Founded 
in 1846, the Bank is among the 2014 edition of the Montréal's Top Employers 
competition, which showcases the city's top 25 companies offering enviable 
places to work. It currently employs some 3,800 people whose talent and 
dedication has made it a major player in numerous market segments.

Laurentian Bank distinguishes itself through the excellence of its execution 
and its agility. Catering to the needs of retail clients via its extensive 
branch network and constantly evolving virtual offerings, the Bank has also 
earned a solid reputation among SMEs, larger businesses and real estate 
developers thanks to its growing presence across Canada and its specialized 
teams in Ontario, Québec, Alberta and British Columbia. For its part, the 
organization's B2B Bank subsidiary is a Canadian leader in providing banking 
and investment products and services to financial advisors and brokers, while 
Laurentian Bank Securities is an integrated broker that is also widely known 
for its expert and effective services nationwide. The institution has more 
than $33 billion in balance sheet assets and more than $39 billion in assets 
under administration.

SOURCE  Laurentian Bank of Canada 
Hélène Soulard Assistant Vice-President, Communications 514284-4500, 
extension 8232 
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