ATB Financial named most respected Alberta organization in financial services

    EDMONTON, June 11 /CNW/ - ATB Financial is one of Alberta's Most
Respected Corporations for 2007 and the leader in the Financial Institutions
category. In its latest issue, Alberta Venture listed companies in 11
different categories that its subscribers chose as the most worthy of respect.
    "It is an honour to receive this recognition," said Dave Mowat, President
and CEO, ATB Financial. "We strive for excellence in our practices and
services, and to be acknowledged by Albertans for getting it done is
tremendous. It shows that Albertans believe in our brand promise, 'Where
there's a way'."
    Every year since 2001, Alberta Venture surveys corporate Alberta through
the Most Respected Corporations program. The survey looks for organizations
with innovative business practices and respect within their industry. ATB
previously received recognition from the annual survey. In 2005, survey
respondents named ATB as one of the most respected in Human Resources
Practices and Customer Relationship. Last year, and in 2004, subscribers
selected the organization for the Corporate Performance category.

    ATB Financial is the largest Alberta-based financial institution in
Canada with assets of $20.3 billion that provides Personal and Business
Financial Services, Investor Services, and Corporate Financial Services to
about 600,000 Albertans. ATB Financial's access points include 155 branches
and 134 agencies in 244 Alberta communities, a Customer Contact Centre,
Automated Banking Machines, Internet and telephone. ATB Financial was
established in 1938 and became a provincial Crown corporation in 1997. For
further information about ATB Financial, visit

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For further information: Marvin Polis, Acting Director, Corporate
Communications, (780) 408-7307

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