Launch of the Québec Savings Bond Sales Campaign by ban11070

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									                                                                 Press release
Direction des communications




                                                      FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
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                               Launch of the Québec Savings Bond
                                        Sales Campaign


Québec, April 30, 2010 − The Ministère des Finances du Québec today announced
the launch of the sales campaign for the June 1, 2010 issue of Québec Savings
Bonds. The campaign will begin May 1, 2010. These bonds are redeemable at any time
without penalty and will bear interest at 1.25% until May 31, 2011. This rate may be
raised during this period, if justified by market conditions, but it can never be lowered.
Thereafter, the interest rate will be set annually depending on market conditions.

At the same time, the rate on outstanding Québec Savings Bonds will be raised to
1.25% as of June 1, 2010 and will remain in force until May 31, 2010.

Savings and retirement products issued by the Québec government are safe and
flexible investment vehicles that offer good returns, allowing Quebecers to have their
money work for them while contributing to the development of Québec.

These products are eligible, without fees, to the various accounts offered by Épargne
Placements Québec, namely the Investment Savings account, TFSA, RRSP, RRIF,
LIRA and LIF. They are available from Épargne Placements Québec by contacting an
investment officer at 1 800 463-5229, Monday through Friday, from 8 a.m. to 8 p.m.

For more information, you can also visit the Épargne Placements Québec Web site at:
www.epq.gouv.qc.ca.


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Source: Jacques Delorme
        Media Relations Officer
        Direction des communications
        418 528-7382

								
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