Montréal, March 20, 2020 - "Over the last few days, Desjardins has adopted a series of preventive measures aimed at slowing the spread of COVID-19. In these exceptional circumstances, the Annual General Meeting (AGM) of Capital régional et coopératif Desjardins (CRCD), initially scheduled for the Québec City Convention Centre, will take place as planned, on Friday, March 27, 2020 at 1:45 p.m., but via online webcast only. Once again this year, we urge shareholders who are unable to attend CRCD's AGM to use the proxy form you have already received by mail to exercise your right to vote."

Bernard Bolduc, Chair of the Board of Directors of CRCD, made the announcement to promote the health and safety of CRCD shareholders. The online format will allow shareholders to view the meeting, ask questions and cast their votes live based on the number of shares they hold.

Connection details for the online AGM

All of the details together with the link to attend the AGM are available on CRCD's website at www.capitalregional.com/AGM.

The priority: cooperate in stemming the spread of COVID-19 CRCD's decision supports the measures announced on March 13, 2020 regarding the annual general meetings of Desjardins Group and the caisses.

About Capital régional 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. (www.capitalregional.com)

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