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L'Oréal Canada and HEC Montréal: partners in education

Official inauguration of salle L'Oréal Canada at HEC Montréal

Wednesday February 22, 2012

MONTREAL, Feb. 22, 2012 - L'Oréal Canada and HEC Montréal inaugurated the salle L'Oréal Canada. The room was named by the teaching institution in recognition of a grant, which will allow the school to offer bursaries to promising students.

The salle L'Oréal Canada will be dedicated mainly to inter-university competitions, both on a national and international scale. It will also serve as an area of exchange, discussion and debate and where students will defend their thesis.

« The sharing of knowledge and the support of tomorrow's leaders has always been part of our model, » confirmed Mr. Javier San Juan, President and CEO of L'Oréal Canada.  « It is essential to encourage higher education in order to help our society move forward », he continued.

« Thanks to L'Oréal Canada's support, our students will benefit from an innovative learning environment in a modern room, fully equipped with cutting-edge technology, thus facilitating debates and competitions», said Michel Patry, Director of HEC Montréal. « The generosity of donors like L'Oréal Canada enables the school to obtain the financial means to carry out teaching and research activities », he added.

About L'Oréal Canada
L'Oréal Canada, is a wholly-owned subsidiary of L'Oréal Group, the largest cosmetics company in the world. Headquartered in Montreal, L'Oréal Canada had sales of over $900 million in 2011 and employs more than 1,200 people. The company's portfolio of over 25 brands includes L'Oréal Professionnel, Redken, Kérastase, Matrix, PureOlogy, shu uemura Art of Hair, L'Oréal Paris, Garnier, Maybelline New York, Essie, Ombrelle, Lancôme, Giorgio Armani, Yves Saint-Laurent, Biotherm, Kiehl's, Ralph Lauren, shu uemura, Diesel, Stella McCartney, Viktor & Rolf, Clarisonic, La Roche-Posay, Vichy, SkinCeuticals et Roger & Gallet.

About HEC Montréal
HEC Montréal was the first management school in North America to hold the three most prestigious international accreditations in the world of management education: AACSB International (United States), EQUIS (Europe) and AMBA (United Kingdom). It hosts more than 12,000 students in its 39 management study program, from bachelor's to doctoral levels, including certificates, and has 280 professors. Its leadership in research is built upon its approximately 50 research units, including 25 chairs. It conducts international projects and is dedicated to training managers and executives. In the past 100 years, the school has produced over 65,000 graduates in many fields of management.



For further information:

L'Oréal Canada :
Virginie Hotte-Dupuis
Manager, External Relations & Philanthropy
P: 514-287-4618

HEC Montréal :
Jacynthe Alain
Public Relations Director
P : 514 340-6298