Canadian Western Trust's assets under administration surpass $5.0 billion



    VANCOUVER, Aug. 13 /CNW/ - Canadian Western Trust Company (CWT) today
established a new internal benchmark by surpassing $5.0 billion of assets
under administration.
    "Achieving this milestone underscores our clients' recognition of CWT's
highly personalized service and innovative product solutions," said Adrian
Baker, Vice President and Chief Operating Officer of Canadian Western Trust.
"We continue to increase our client base by enhancing CWT's position as the
preferred provider of trust services within our markets."
    "At a time when challenging economic conditions are front page news, it
is refreshing to announce that CWT continues to grow both assets under
administration and its client base," added Scott Scobie, General Manager of
CWT. "This, coupled with our move into the Ontario market, makes it a very
exciting time for CWT and our clients."

    About Canadian Western Trust

    Based in Vancouver, British Columbia, Canadian Western Trust Company
(CWT) is a wholly owned subsidiary of Canadian Western Bank (TSX: CWB). CWT
offers self-directed registered accounts and investment account services to
independent financial advisors, mortgage brokers and individuals. CWT also
provides corporate and group services to corporations that offer employee
retirement and pension plans. Established in 1987, CWT became part of the
Canadian Western Bank Group in 1996. Please visit www.cwt.ca for more
information.





For further information:

For further information: Adrian Baker, VP & COO, Trust Services,
Canadian Western Trust, Phone: (604) 699-4801, Email: adrian.baker@cwt.ca; Or
Scott Scobie, General Manager, Canadian Western Trust, Phone: (604) 699-4858,
Email: scott.scobie@cwt.ca

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