CWB expands to offer full-service banking in Medicine Hat, Alberta

EDMONTON AND MEDICINE HAT, AB, April 14 /CNW/ - Canadian Western Bank ("CWB" or "the Bank") is pleased to announce the grand opening of its expanded financial services centre in Medicine Hat, Alberta. The upgraded facility, located at 1111 Kingsway Avenue S.E., will benefit both new and existing customers. The expansion represents the first of several CWB infrastructure enhancements being made across Western Canada in 2011.

"We've been operating in the Medicine Hat area as a provider of commercial financial services for years," said Chris Fowler, Executive Vice President of CWB. "This expansion to a full-service banking centre is significant to our business in South Eastern Alberta and better positions us to support our clients in this growing market."

"Our experienced and knowledgeable staff is ready to serve clients with a full-range of competitive banking products delivered with our personalized level of customer service," added Les Erickson, Assistant Vice President and Branch Manager in Medicine Hat. "We work hard to build genuine business relationships with our customers and they quickly notice how banking with CWB is different. That difference begins with our enthusiastic staff and their commitment to offer financial solutions that meet our customers' unique needs, which is why we've become known as The Working Bank®."

About Canadian Western Bank Group
Canadian Western Bank offers highly personalized service through 39 branch locations and is the largest publicly traded Canadian bank headquartered in Western Canada. The Bank specializes in mid-market commercial lending and offers a full complement of personal banking services. The Bank, along with its operating affiliates, National Leasing Group Inc., Canadian Western Trust Company, Valiant Trust Company, Canadian Direct Insurance Incorporated, Adroit Investment Management Ltd. and Canadian Western Financial Ltd., collectively offer a diversified range of financial services across Canada and are together known as Canadian Western Bank Group. The common shares of Canadian Western Bank are listed on the Toronto Stock Exchange under the trading symbol "CWB". Refer to for additional information.

SOURCE Canadian Western Bank

For further information:

Les Erickson
AVP & Branch Manager
Canadian Western Bank
Phone: (403) 580-8475
        Kirby Hill, CFA
Director, Investor & Public Relations
Canadian Western Bank
Phone: (780) 441-3770


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