Most of Fonds de solidarité FTQ’s board elected for first time

The Fonds de solidarité FTQ, a Canadian private equity and venture capital firm, recently completed its annual general meeting at which the majority of the members of its board of directors were elected for the first time. Lyne Bouchard, Gérard Coulombe and Jean-Claude Scraire have joined the board as independent members, without any affiliation with the Fonds or its labour sponsors. Fonds Chairman Robert Parizeau said the event was the “last big step” in the implementation of the Fonds’ new governance. The Montréal-based firm, which manages net assets of $11.1 billion, has 610,605 shareholders.


Fonds de solidarité FTQ Annual General Meeting of Shareholders: Lyne Bouchard, Gérard Coulombe and Jean-Claude Scraire Join the Board of Directors

Montréal, September 26, 2015 – Gathered at the Annual General Meeting, the Fonds de solidarité FTQ’s shareholders elected, for the first time, the majority of the members of the Board of Directors. As such, Lyne Bouchard, Gérard Coulombe and Jean-Claude Scraire join the Board as independent members who have no affiliation with the Fonds, the FTQ or its affiliated unions. The shareholders also heard from the Fonds’ officers, who reported on the organization’s exceptional results for the year ended May 31, 2015.

“The election by our shareholders of the majority of the Board members, including Lyne Bouchard, Gérard Coulombe and Jean-Claude Scraire, is the last big step in the implementation of a new governance at the Fonds de solidarité FTQ. With the presence of independent and FTQ members on our boards and committees, the Fonds is upholding its values and staying true to its mission. We’ve managed to reform our organization without changing what we stand for,” said Fonds Chairman Robert Parizeau.

“The Fonds’ core mission is to channel the savings of our shareholders to Québec SMEs. This past year, we invested $640 million in unsecured capital to help businesses realize their projects and in order to create jobs all across Québec. That’s almost $100 million more than last year. We should therefore have no problem reaching our target of investing $1.6 billion by the end of 2017 to support Québec businesses, especially SMEs,” added Fonds President and CEO Gaétan Morin.

“The Fonds de solidarité FTQ is a glowing example of what we can accomplish when we work together, and we can be proud of what we’ve achieved. The FTQ is pleased to continue helping the Fonds fulfill its mission of creating jobs, furthering Québec’s economic development, educating workers on economic matters and help Quebecers prepare for retirement,” said Daniel Boyer, First Vice-Chair of the Fonds Board and president of the FTQ.

For the fiscal year ended May 31, 2015, the Fonds de solidarité FTQ recorded comprehensive income of $992 million, and net assets reached $11.1 billion. The annual return is 9.8% and share price reached a new high of $33.26, up $1.90 from January 2015 and $2.97 from July 2014.

The 2015 Annual and Sustainability Report of the Fonds de solidarité FTQ can be viewed at

Composition of the Fonds de solidarité FTQ Board of Directors

Following the Annual General Meeting of Shareholders, the members of the Fonds de solidarité FTQ Board of Directors are as follows:

•Robert Parizeau, Chairman *
•Gaétan Morin, President and Chief Executive Officer
•Daniel Boyer, First Vice-Chair
•Pierre Maurice-Vachon, Second Vice-Chair *
•Serge Cadieux, Third Vice-Chair
•Christine Beaubien *
•Richard Belhumeur
•Lyne Bouchard *
•Louise Chabot
•Anouk Collet
•Michèle Colpron *
•Gérard Coulombe *
•Renaud Gagné
•Denis Labrèche *
•Lucie Levasseur
•Yves Ouellet
•Magali Picard
•Daniel Roy
•Jean-Claude Scraire *

* Members independent of the Fonds, the FTQ and its affiliated unions.

Compound annual shareholder return

The Fonds’ compound annual shareholder return (not including tax credits) is 9.8% for 1 year, 7.7% for 3 years, 6.9% for 5 years and 4.0% for 10 years.

About the Fonds de solidarité FTQ

The Fonds de solidarité FTQ helps drive our economy. With net assets of $11.1 billion as of May 31, 2015, the Fonds is a development capital fund that channels the savings of Quebecers into investments in all sectors of the economy to help create and maintain jobs and further Québec’s development. The Fonds de solidarité FTQ is a partner, either directly or through its network members, in more than 2,550 companies. With 610 605 shareholder-savers, the Fonds helps create, maintain and protect more than 176,000 jobs. For more information, visit

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