National Bank Ranks Once Again Among The Best Employers in Quebec

MONTREAL, March 15, 2013 /CNW Telbec/ - National Bank is proud to have been named for a second consecutive year to the Best Employers in Quebec list, a regional offshoot of the Best Employers in Canada ranking compiled by Aon Hewitt. This regional ranking, launched in 2012, recognizes Quebec companies with human resources practices that strengthen employee commitment and engagement.

"Beyond the actual recognition it offers, this ranking allows us to evaluate and improve our HR practices. Employee commitment and engagement are key to our ability to roll out the red carpet for our clients," stated Lynn Jeanniot, National Bank's Executive Vice-President - Human Resources and Corporate Affairs.

The One client, one bank transformation includes a focus on behaviours such as teamwork, mutual respect and open communication between employees and managers. These corporate values are factors that enabled National Bank to once again make the Best Employers in Quebec list.

Other distinctions received since the start of the year, including being named among Canada's Best Diversity Employers and Montreal's Top Employers, provide further recognition for the Bank's corporate culture.

About National Bank of Canada
With $184 billion in assets as at January 31, 2013, 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 close to 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

For further information:

(The telephone number provided below is for the exclusive use of journalists and other media representatives.):

Marie-Pierre Jodoin
Senior Advisor - Public Affairs
National Bank
Tel.: 514-394-4209