Desjardins Financial Security acquires a license to the NewLink Vista Claims/Benefit Management Business Requirement Reference Model

TORONTO, April 9, 2007 — Desjardins Financial Security (DFS) acquired a license to NewLink�s Vista™ Claims/Benefit Management Business Requirements reference model to support DFS’ Claims process improvement and business requirements projects.

The Vista™ Business Requirements reference models provides a detailed description and models of key business functions, main actions to be performed for each function, and typical entity relationship diagrams.

The Vista™ Claims/Benefit Management Business Requirements reference model is part of a practical suite of industry frameworks, models and methodologies for P&C and Life insurance, wealth management and banking industries. Vista™ is comprised of the following intellectual capital components.

  • Vista™ Service Oriented Architecture � Enterprise Business Model
  • Vista™ Business Requirements Reference Models
    • Customer Relationship Management
    • Policy/Contract Management
    • Claims Management
  • Vista™ Merger and Acquisition Methodology
  • Vista™ Business Case Methodology
  • Vista™ Market Segmentation and Product Development Methodology

About Desjardins Financial Security

Desjardins Financial Security is a component of Desjardins Group, the largest integrated cooperative financial group in Canada. Specialized in life and health insurance and retirement savings for individuals and groups, Desjardins Financial Security ensures the financial security of over 5 million Canadians from coast to coast every day. It employs 3,579 people and manages more than $18 billion in assets. The company has offices in a number of cities nation-wide including Vancouver, Calgary, Winnipeg, Toronto, Ottawa, Montreal, Quebec City, Levis and Halifax. For more information contact Shannon Bowness at DFS Corporate Communications – 416-926-2700 X2015.

About NewLink Group

NewLink Group is a leading financial services industry consulting company. NewLink�s breadth of experience and services include business and IT strategy, distribution channel effectiveness, industry benchmarking, product development, business and IT architecture, IT solutions, operational excellence, management of change, business implementation and project management. Vista™ is the knowledge base that NewLink�s sells to clients and technology companies. Vista™ is also used by NewLink consultants for client assignments and projects. For more information, contact Pierre Gagne at NewLink � 416-410-1271 or Pierre.Gagne@newlinkgroup.com.