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Quick facts about Desjardins

Desjardins: The largest cooperative financial group in Canada

  • $212 billion in total assets
  • $1,530 million in surplus earnings after taxes and before member dividends
  • Top cooperative financial group in Canada
  • Ranked 4th among the North America's safest financial institutions2
  • Robust Tier 1 Capital ratio, among the best in the Canadian industry
  • Strong long-term credit ratings: A+ (Standard and Poor's), AA (DBRS), Aa2 (Moody's), AA- (Fitch)
  • Founded in 1900 by Alphonse and Dorimène Desjardins
  • Named Top Corporate Citizen in Canada by Corporate Knights (2012 ranking)
  • Ranked 13th among the World's Strongest Banks in 2013 by Bloomberg
  • More than 6 million members and client
  • 45,219 employees
  • 5,106 elected officers
  • $81 million in community support (donations and sponsorships) in 2013

Services across Canada and internationally1

  • 864 Desjardins service outlets in Quebec and Ontario
  • 376 caisses in Quebec and Ontario
  • 2,270 ATMs in Quebec and Ontario
  • Nearly 400 establishments offering a large range of financial and insurance services outside the caisse network
  • More than 20 entities and business units offering a large range of financial and insurance services
  • Active in 30 developing and emerging countries through Développement international Desjardins (DID)
  • Pioneer and leader in online and mobile banking services in Quebec

4 business segments

1. Data as at December 31, 2013, unless otherwise indicated.

2. According to a 2013 ranking by World’s 50 safest Banks.

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