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Caisse de dépôt arranges 5-year US$100 million loan to Transcontinental

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Caisse de dépôt et placement du Québec

On May 15, 2009, Transcontinental Inc., the largest printer in Canada and in Mexico, and sixth-largest in North America, arranged a five-year loan for $100 million from Caisse de dépôt et placement du Québec. Caisse is a financial institution that manages funds primarily for public and private pension and insurance plans, and it is one of the largest investors in Québec. These new credit facilities give Transcontinental the flexibility to pursue its development projects in its print, media and marketing communications sectors in North America. Caisse's finance team was led by Dominique Boies, Senior Vice-President, Investments, Corporate Debt, Jean-Pierre Jetté, Director, Investments, Corporate Debt and Martin Côté, Analyst, Investments, Corporate Debt, with support from Robert Côté, Vice-President, Legal Affairs, Private Equity. Fasken Martineau acted as counsel to Caisse de dépôt et placement du Québec with a team that included David Lemieux, Gary Rose, Félix Gutierrez, David Johnson, Francis Trifiro and KC Miu (banking); Dan Law, Lise Rochette, David Martin, Stuart Blyth and James-Scott Lee (real estate); and Mitch McCormick (corporate).



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