Maximizing our potential - Laurentian Bank Holds Its Annual Meeting

Maximizing our potential - Laurentian Bank Holds Its Annual Meeting 
MONTREAL, April 2, 2014 /CNW Telbec/ - During Laurentian Bank's Annual Meeting 
of Shareholders held today at the Monument-National, the Bank's management 
presented a review of the results posted during the fiscal year ended October 
31, 2013, as well as an overview of the strategies that will guide the future 
actions of its business segments. 
Seven Consecutive Years of Record Results 
Once again in 2013, the Bank posted solid results. "Our results are 
attributable to the complementarity and geographic diversity of our 
activities, the positive impact of our acquisitions and partnerships, our 
quality of execution, and our highly targeted strategy," underlined Réjean 
Robitaille, President and CEO of the Bank, during the Annual Meeting. 
"Laurentian Bank now ranks 36(th) among the 7,000 or so banks in North 
Business Services Growing Strong 
The Bank's commercial activities, which concentrate on small and medium-sized 
enterprises and real estate developers, registered strong growth. Over the 
past five years, commercial loans increased by 85%, exceeding the $5 billion 
mark in fiscal 2013. 
Backed by its specialized teams, the Bank targets business clients operating 
in certain specific niches, such as renewable energy, agro-food processing, 
aeronautics, health care services and public-private partnerships, etc. With 
an aim to expand its line of financing products, the Bank introduced leasing 
solutions in 2013, becoming the first Québec bank to do so. 
Successful Integrations for B2B Bank 
During the past fiscal year, B2B Bank concentrated its efforts on the 
integration of its two acquisitions — MRS Companies and AGF Trust. The 
employees of B2B Bank and the two acquired companies are all now located in a 
single office in the heart of Toronto's financial district. In the wake of 
these acquisitions, total loans and bankers' acceptances grew by 61% to reach 
$9.0 billion, while assets under administration increased eightfold, rising 
from $3.5 billion to $28.7 billion. Serving more than 27,000 financial 
advisors and brokers, B2B Bank is now a pan-Canadian reference in its field 
recognized for the competitiveness of its products and services. 
Constantly Improving Retail Services 
Laurentian Bank continued to invest in the modernization of its retail 
services, with the launch of a new transactional platform on the Internet. The 
organization also improved its product and service offerings in the investment 
and Wealth Management. Moreover, the Bank concluded two important partnerships 
in 2013 with the FADOQ Network and the Réseau des ingénieurs du Québec 
respectively, which provide it with access to large pools of potential 
clients. At the same time, the simplification of the sector's methods and 
processes will enable advisors to devote more of their time to counselling 
their clients throughout all cycles of their financial life. 
Laurentian Bank Securities Affirms Its Position 
A key player in fixed income products throughout Canada, Laurentian Bank 
Securities (LBS) stands out thanks to its solid reputation and its team. With 
the organization of its first conference for institutional investors focused 
on small-cap companies, which will be held in Montréal on April 10, LBS is 
further enhancing its position as a choice firm within the small-cap business 
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 
Gladys Caron Vice-President, Public Affairs, Communications and Investor 
Relations Office: (514) 284-4500, ext. 7511 
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