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Bernard Bolduc appointed Chair of the Board of CRCD by his fellow directors

Montreal, February 13, 2020 - At a meeting today of the Board of Directors of Capital régional et coopératif Desjardins (CRCD), its members appointed Bernard Bolduc, Director (2019) and member of a CRCD investment committee (2016), as the new Chair of the Board.

A resident of Saint-Georges, Mr. Bolduc, is president of Altrum, which specializes in the deal toy and financial tombstones market and employee recognition sector. After acquiring the family business, Mr. Bolduc oversaw its growth from 30 to over 250 employees across Canada, the United States, Europe and Asia. Mr. Bolduc is also involved in his region as a member of several corporate and not-for-profit boards of directors.

“I am very proud to continue my commitment to CRCD and its Board of Directors and I’m honoured by the trust my colleagues have placed in me. It’s a privilege for me to chair a board whose members bring to our fund their diverse range of expertise and skills,” stated Mr. Bolduc. “For the benefit of our shareholders and Québec entrepreneurs, CRCD will continue to play an active role in the economic development of all regions of Québec by supporting the growth and sustainability of local businesses.”

Offering his opinion, Luc Ménard, Chief Operating Officer of Desjardins Capital, CRCD’s manager, noted that, “this appointment provides continuity for the Board since Bernard has been involved with CRCD for the past four years. He’s a successful entrepreneur recognized by his peers and a strong voice for regional entrepreneurship. I have no doubt he will be an able guide for the Board of Directors in delivering on CRCD’s vision, strategic priorities and ambitions.”

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About Capital regional et coopératif Desjardins
With more than 109,000 shareholders, Capital régional et coopératif Desjardins (CRCD) is a public company with $2,308 million in net assets. CRCD contributes to Québec economic development through several levers developed with its manager, Desjardins Capital. These levers, with CRCD as the driving force, form an entrepreneurial ecosystem designed to value and nurture the best of Québec entrepreneurship. CRCD supports the growth of nearly 530 businesses, cooperatives and funds in various industries spanning all Québec regions, helping to create and retain more than 80,000 jobs.

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