Landmark NBC Canadian Family Index Launch

MONTREAL, July 13, 2017 /CNW Telbec/ - National Bank of Canada ("NBC" or "the Bank") is pleased to announce today that it has launched the NBC Canadian Family Index (the "Index"). Moreover, NBC has selected S&P Dow Jones Indices ("S&P DJI"), the largest global resource for essential index-based concepts, data and research as the NBC Canadian Family Index calculation agent.

Since its foundation in 1859, National Bank of Canada has been serving clients and family businesses with dedication throughout Canada. Demonstrating the Bank's thorough understanding and desire to better cater its services to family businesses, the Bank created the NBC Canadian Family Index which tracks and measures the performance of family-controlled businesses in Canada.

The Index, which relies on transparent and objective criteria, clearly demonstrates family-controlled companies' capacity to create value over the long run for their shareholders. Over the past 12 years, the NBC Canadian Family Total Return Index registered an annualized return of 9.07% compared to 6.55% for the S&P/TSX Composite Total Return Index1. In the coming months, investment products based on the NBC Canadian Family Index will be developed, thereby enabling investors to benefit from our countries' leading family businesses on their quest to sustained long-term success and value creation.

The Index currently includes 43 Canadian family-controlled businesses across different industries and from 6 different provinces (see Appendix for full list of family companies included in the Index). Once a year, an Index Committee formed by members from NBC and of law firm Fasken Martineau DuMoulin LLP screens for family-controlled public companies having either the founding family controlling at least 10.0%, or an individual and/or related entities controlling at least 33.3%, of the company's voting rights (see http://www.nbfm.ca/en/products-and-services/investment-products-solutions/nbc-canadian-family-index/ for more information).

The NBC Canadian Family Index series:

  • NBC Canadian Family Total Return Index (Ticker on the TSX: NBCFAMTR)
  • NBC Canadian Family Price Return Index (Ticker on the TSX: NBCFAM)
  • NBC Canadian Family Total Return USD Index
  • NBC Canadian Family Price Return USD Index

Quotes:

Vincent Joli-Coeur, Vice-Chairman – National Bank of Canada, Financial Markets: "Family businesses are the cornerstone of Canada's economy and have unequivocally demonstrated the ability to achieve long-term value creation for their shareholders. The NBC Canadian Family Index will become the reference in tracking the sustained stock market performance of Canada's largest publically-listed family businesses."

Éric Bujold, President, National Bank of Canada Private Banking 1859 : "Echoing the 2015 "Family Advantage" report detailing the inherent advantages of family businesses, a 2017 edition of the report will be released later this summer. The report will namely explore family businesses' ability to deploy "patient capital", philanthropy and the concept of Family Legacy."

Michael Mell, Director of Custom Indices at S&P Dow Jones Indices: "A custom index allows market participants the opportunity to implement proprietary research and concepts into their own strategies and use an experienced index provider for index publication, calculation and other specialized services. We are pleased to be the custom calculation agent for the NBC Canadian Family Index series."

About National Bank of Canada
With $239 billion in assets as at April 30, 2017,
National Bank of Canada, together with its subsidiaries, forms one of Canada's leading integrated financial groups. The Bank has more than 21,000 employees and is widely recognized as a top employer. Its securities are listed on the Toronto Stock Exchange (TSX: NA). National Bank of Canada provides a full array of banking services, including retail, corporate and investment banking. Through its subsidiaries, the Bank is involved in securities brokerage, insurance, wealth management, as well as mutual fund and retirement plan management. Since its foundation in 1859, the Bank has been serving clients and family businesses with dedication through its branches across Canada. The Bank also conducts business in the United States, Europe, Asia and other parts of the world through a network of representative offices, subsidiaries and partnerships. Follow the Bank's activities at nbc.ca or via social media such as Facebook, LinkedIn and Twitter. 

Caution Regarding Forward-Looking Statements
This press release includes certain forward-looking statements. These statements are inherently subject to significant risks, uncertainties and changes in circumstances, many of which are beyond the control of the Bank. Except as required by law, the Bank does not undertake to update any forward-looking statements, whether written or oral, that may be made from time to time, by it or on its behalf. The forward-looking information contained in this press release is presented for the purpose of interpreting the information contained herein and may not be appropriate for other purpose.

S&P Dow Jones Indices Disclaimer
The S&P Index(es) (the "Index(es)") underlying the product provider's (the "Issuer") investment products (the "Investment Products") are proprietary to S&P Dow Jones Indices LLC ("S&P DJI").  S&P® and the names identifying the Index(es) are trademarks of Standard & Poor's Financial Services LLC and have been licensed for use by S&P DJI and sublicensed for certain purposes by the Issuer. The Issuer's Investment Products based on the Index(es) are not in any way sponsored, endorsed, sold or promoted by S&P DJI, its affiliates or licensors and those parties make no representations or warranties, express or implied, regarding the advisability of investing in securities generally or in the Investment Products particularly or the ability of the Index(es) to track general market performance.

Appendix — NBC Canadian Family Index Constituents (June 2017)

 

Symbol

Company Name

Family / Controlling Shareholer(s)

Sector

Province

ATD.B

Alimentation Couche-Tard Inc. (Class B)

Bouchard, D'Amours,
Fortin, Plourde

Consumer Staples

Quebec

ACO.X

ATCO Ltd. (Class I)

Southern

Utilities

Alberta

BBD.B

Bombardier Inc. (Class B)

Bombardier, Beaudoin

Industrials

Quebec

DOO

BRP Inc.

Bombardier, Beaudoin

Consumer Discretionary

Quebec

CTC.A

Canadian Tire Corporation, Limited (Class A)

Billes

Consumer Discretionary

Ontario

CU

Canadian Utilities Limited (Class A)

Southern

Utilities

Alberta

CFP

Canfor Corporation

Pattison

Materials

B.C.

CAS

Cascades Inc.

Lemaire

Materials

Quebec

CCL.B

CCL Industries Inc. (Class B)

Lang

Materials

Ontario

CLS

Celestica Inc.

Schwartz

Information Technology

Ontario

GIB.A

CGI Group Inc. (Class A)

Godin, Imbeau

Information Technology

Quebec

CCA

Cogeco Communications Inc.

Audet

Telecom / Media

Quebec

CIGI

Colliers International Group Inc.

Hennick

Real Estate

Ontario

CJR.B

Corus Entertainment Inc. (Class B)

Shaw

Telecom / Media

Ontario

EMP.A

Empire Company Limited (Class A)

Sobey

Consumer Staples

Nova Scotia

FFH

Fairfax Financial Holdings Limited

Watsa

Financials

Ontario

FSV

FirstService Corporation

Hennick

Real Estate

Ontario

WN

George Weston Limited

Weston

Consumer Staples

Ontario

GWO

Great-West Lifeco Inc.

Desmarais

Financials

Manitoba

IGM

IGM Financial Inc.

Desmarais

Financials

Manitoba

IVN

Ivanhoe Mines Ltd. (Class A)

Friedland

Materials

B.C.

PJC.A

Jean Coutu Group (PJC) Inc. (Class A)

Coutu

Consumer Staples

Quebec

GUD

Knight Therapeutics Inc.

Goodman

Health Care

Quebec

LNR

Linamar Corporation

Hasenfratz

Consumer Discretionary

Ontario

L

Loblaw Companies Limited

Weston

Consumer Staples

Ontario

LUN

Lundin Mining Corporation

Lundin

Materials

Ontario

MFI

Maple Leaf Foods Inc.

McCain

Consumer Staples

Ontario

TPX.B

Molson Coors Canada Inc. (Class B)

Molson, Coors

Consumer Staples

Quebec

NPI

Northland Power Inc.

Temerty

Utilities

Ontario

ONEX

Onex Corporation

Schwartz

Financials

Ontario

POU

Paramount Resources Ltd. (Class A)

Riddell

Energy

Alberta

POW

Power Corporation of Canada

Desmarais

Financials

Quebec

PWF

Power Financial Corporation

Desmarais

Financials

Quebec

QBR.B

Quebecor Inc. (Class B)

Péladeau

Telecom / Media

Quebec

RCI.B

Rogers Communications Inc. (Class B)

Rogers

Telecom / Media

Ontario

SAP

Saputo Inc.

Saputo

Consumer Staples

Quebec

SJR.B

Shaw Communications Inc. (Class B)

Shaw

Telecom / Media

Alberta

SHOP

Shopify Inc. (Class A)

Lütke

Information Technology

Ontario

TECK.B

Teck Resources Limited (Class B)

Keevil

Materials

B.C.

TRI

Thomson Reuters Corporation

Thomson

Telecom / Media

Ontario

TCL.A

Transcontinental Inc. (Class A)

Marcoux

Industrials

Quebec

WFT

West Fraser Timber Co. Ltd.

Ketcham

Materials

B.C.

WPK

Winpak Ltd.

Wihuri

Materials

Manitoba


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1 As of June 16, 2017 (latest annual rebalance date)

 

SOURCE National Bank of Canada

For further information: Claude Breton, Vice-President, Public Affairs, National Bank of Canada, Tel.: 514-394-8644

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