National Bank Once Again Ranked Among Canada's Best Diversity Employers

MONTREAL, Feb. 25, 2016 /CNW Telbec/ - National Bank is proud to be named one of Canada's Best Diversity Employers, as ranked by Mediacorp Canada Inc., for a 6th consecutive year. This prestigious competition recognizes Canadian companies that stand out through their efforts to create diverse, inclusive workplaces.

"At National Bank, diversity has long been embedded in our practices. We feel that teams are made stronger by their differences. In recent years, we have reaffirmed our commitment to diversity through programs and activities, such as our Diversity Ambassadors program and diversity taskforce, made up of executives and senior managers. I am proud to see the Bank being recognized for its efforts and ranked among the most inclusive companies in the country," stated Lynn Jeanniot, Executive Vice-President – Human Resources and Corporate Affairs.

Some 60 cultural communities are proudly represented at National Bank. Through the involvement of its employees, the Bank actively participates in numerous activities highlighting the richness of these different backgrounds. The Bank also collaborates each year on a number of initiatives that celebrate the vibrancy of the LGBT community. Moreover, the Bank's firm commitment to promoting the advancement of women to leadership roles places it among the Canadian banks with the highest representation of women in management. To reach its diversity objectives, which are measured in three-year plans, the Bank also relies on partnerships with several diversity advocacy groups and the activities of its internal networks.

National Bank has received numerous awards over the years for being an outstanding employer, and was most recently named to Aon Canada's list of Best Employers in Canada for the 11th time.

About National Bank of Canada
With $219 billion in assets as at January 31, 2016, National Bank of Canada, together with its subsidiaries, forms one of Canada's leading integrated financial groups. The Bank has close to 20,000 employees and is widely recognized as a top employer. The Bank's securities are listed on the Toronto Stock Exchange (TSX: NA). Follow the Bank's activities at or via social media such as Facebook, LinkedIn and Twitter.


SOURCE National Bank of Canada

For further information: (The telephone number provided below is for the exclusive use of journalists and other media representatives.) Catherine Deshaies, Advisor - Public Affairs, National Bank, Tel.: 514-412-1320


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