Pierre-Marcel Desjardins, new Chairman of the Fédération des caisses populaires acadiennes Board of Directors

Monday, April 23, 2012

At the Annual General Meeting of the Caisses populaires acadiennes this weekend in Bathurst, Pierre-Marcel Desjardins was elected Chairman of the Fédération des caisses populaires acadiennes Board of Directors. He succeeds Brian L. Comeau, who in 2009 became the youngest person ever to hold this position in the history of the Mouvement.

Taking advantage of a special meeting of the Board of Directors last Saturday during the Annual General Meeting, Mr. Desjardins was elected Chairman of the Board of Directors and Gilles Godin was appointed Vice-Chairman.

A resident of Dieppe, Pierre-Marcel Desjardins is also a member of the board at the Caisse populaire Sud-Est, a recent merger of 5 caisses, legally constituted as of January 1, 2012. Previously, Mr. Desjardins had been a member of the board of the Caisse populaire Kent-Sud from 2004 until the merger resulting in the new Caisse populaire Sud-Est.

Mr. Desjardins is a Course Lecturer at the Department of Economics at Université de Moncton.

Finally, we welcome three new members who have joined the Board of Directors: Hugues Thériault, Philippe Ferguson and Maurice Picard.

Regional representation on the Fédération’s Board of Directors is as follows:

Northeast Region:

Hermel Chiasson
Philippe Ferguson     
Gilles Godin
Hugues Thériault

Southeast Region:

Elmo Caissie
Roland T. Cormier
Pierre-Marcel Desjardins  (new Chairman of the Board of Directors)
Guy J. Richard

Northwest Region:

André Chouinard
Maurice Picard
Lloyd Plourde
Allain Santerre

About the Mouvement:

Founded in 1946, the Mouvement des caisses populaires acadiennes is the largest Acadian financial institution in New Brunswick. With global assets totalling more than $3.1 billion, this network of 15 caisses is represented by 78 business locations across New Brunswick. More than 1,100 employees and 200 elected representatives make up the backbone of the organization. The Fédération des caisses populaires acadiennes is located in Caraquet, New Brunswick. For more details, visit our Website at http://www.acadie.com.

                                                                       
For further information:
Mario Griffin
Communications and Public Relations Consultant
Fédération des caisses populaires acadiennes
Telephone: 506-726-4785
Cell: 506-724-0078
Fax: 506-726-8220
mario.griffin@acadie.com

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