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 
Laurentian Bank selects Cogeco Data Services' all-optical solution to
increase its offices' capacity across Canada and improve customer
TORONTO, ONTARIO -- (Marketwired) -- 07/15/14 --   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
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
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
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