Laurentian Bank Chooses Cogeco Data Services to Manage its Corporate Telecommunications Across Canada

Laurentian Bank Chooses Cogeco Data Services to Manage its Corporate 
Telecommunications Across Canada 
FOR: Cogeco Data Services 
JULY 15, 2014 
Laurentian Bank Chooses Cogeco Data Services to Manage its Corporate
Telecommunications Across Canada 
Laurentian Bank selects Cogeco Data Services' all-optical solution to increase
its offices' capacity across Canada and improve customer experience 
TORONTO, ONTARIO--(Marketwired - July 15, 2014) - Cogeco Data Services
announced today a five-year partnership with Laurentian Bank, a financial
institution with activities across Canada, to manage the company's
corporate telecommunications program. 
"We needed to upgrade our entire telecommunications network and the
technology infrastructure that supports our 225 offices and 425 ATMs. The
solution proposed by Cogeco Data Services was customized to support our
projected business growth and evolving customer needs, by incorporating a
high-speed bandwidth component that allows for smooth management of our
extensive and frequent transactions," said Michel Racine, Vice-President,
Real Estate Management, Laurentian Bank. "We have particularly appreciated
Cogeco Data Services' tailored and personal approach and are confident
that this partnership will enhance our performance," concluded Mr. Racine. 
"As a company that processes millions of transactions for clients across
the country every year, industry-leading technology infrastructure is essential
to Laurentian Bank's operations. We are delighted to come on board as
their technology partner to support them in delivering competitive banking
solutions and seamless customer experiences," said Tony Ciciretto,
President and CEO, Cogeco Data Services and Peer 1 Hosting. "Our solution
will increase the company's data capacity through a secure and privately
hosted network, customized to the company's unique needs."  
Cogeco Data Services' wholly-owned all-optical transport platform supports
services and speeds of up to 10 Gigabits and beyond, and includes around the
clock proactive monitoring and support features that provide an effective,
secure and reliable service that integrates voice, data and multimedia
applications in an unified architecture.  
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 Montreal'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, Quebec, 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. 
About Cogeco Data Services 
With its suite of ICT solutions (Data Centre, Managed IT, Private and Public
Cloud IaaS, Connectivity, Voice and Professional Services), Cogeco Data
Services supplies its customers with the fast, reliable and secure ability to
access, manage, move and store large amounts of data worldwide. The
Company's 'always on', tier 3 quality data centres and reliable,
redundant network provide some of Canada's largest companies and public
sector organizations with near limitless bandwidth and secure facilities for
hosting, storing and managing mission critical data. 
For more information about Cogeco Data Services, a wholly-owned subsidiary of
Cogeco Cable Inc. (TSX:CCA), visit, or connect with us on
LinkedIn, Twitter, and YouTube. 
Shawna Abbott
Marketing Communications Manager
Cogeco Data Services
Heather MacDonald
Kaiser Lachance Communications
647.725.2520 x 207
Gladys Caron
Vice President Communication
Laurentian Bank
514.284.4500 x 7511 
INDUSTRY:  Computers and Software - Software 
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