Lynn Jeanniot recognized as one of the most powerful women in Canada for a third consecutive year

MONTREAL, Dec. 5, 2012 /CNW Telbec/ - National Bank is proud to congratulate Lynn Jeanniot, Executive Vice-President - Human Resources and Corporate Affairs, on being named one of the 100 Most Powerful Women in Canada in the Corporate Executive category for a third year in a row.

"National Bank received numerous awards in 2012 recognizing our standing as a top employer and the confidence our clients have in us. Ms. Jeanniot's leadership skills and vision have helped us to build a corporate culture in which customer service, collaboration and accountability are fully reflected throughout the Bank's activities," said Louis Vachon, President and CEO of National Bank.

"I am honoured to once again be ranked among Canada's most influential women," said Lynn Jeanniot. "I would like to thank both the Bank and my colleagues for their trust in me and their day-to-day commitment to achieving our shared objectives. For any manager, the strength of a team is one of the keys to success and ultimately, this also holds true for an organization like ours."

Since joining National Bank in 2002, Ms. Jeanniot has stood out for her management skills, leadership and commitment to customer service. These qualities allowed her to play a key role in carrying out the One client, one bank development strategy. She has also implemented a business vision and management practices that have allowed the Bank to be acknowledged as one of the 50 Best Employers in Canada.

Canada's Most Powerful Women: Top 100TM is a prestigious Canadian award for the highest achieving female leaders in the country, in their respective industries. Ms. Jeanniot is part of an elite group of 653 women across Canada who have been honoured with this distinction by the Women's Executive NetworkTM over the past decade. For a full list of 2012 winners and photos taken at the December 5 awards ceremony, go to www.top100women.ca.

Complete biographical notes for Lynn Jeanniot are available on request. Contact Jean-François Lauzon at 514-394-5000, ext. 6097 or jeanfrancois.lauzon@nbc.ca.

About National Bank of Canada
With $180 billion in assets as at July 31, 2012, National Bank of Canada (www.nbc.ca), together with its subsidiaries, forms one of Canada's leading integrated financial groups, and was named among the five strongest banks in the world by Bloomberg Markets. The Bank has more than 20,000 employees and is widely recognized as a top employer. Its securities are listed on the Toronto Stock Exchange (TSX: NA). Follow the Bank's activities via social media and learn more about its extensive community involvement at clearfacts.ca and commitment.nationalbank.ca.

SOURCE: National Bank of Canada

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