Edward Jones Named a Best Company to Work for in Canada

    TORONTO, Dec. 28 /CNW/ - For the sixth consecutive year, the
financial-services firm Edward Jones was named one of the best companies to
work for in Canada by the Globe and Mail's Report On Business magazine and in
La Presse in the annual listing of the "50 Best Employers in Canada." This
year the firm ranked No. 5.
    "We never take this prestigious honour for granted and we are proud of
our tradition of achievement and fulfillment for our associates," said Gary
Reamey, Principal, Edward Jones Canada. "Together our efforts are focused on
one task - to serve serious, long-term individual investors. With this winning
approach that helps people reach their financial goals, we can look forward to
many more years of success."
    The ranking appeared in the January 2008 Report On Business magazine and
was circulated across Canada in the December 28, 2007 editions of the Globe
and Mail and La Presse.
    This year's Best Employers Study reflects research conducted by Report on
Business magazine and Hewitt Associates, a leading global human resources
outsourcing and consulting firm, who review survey results to determine how
closely associates' and leaders' goals are aligned and whether practices and
programs reinforce that vision. According to Hewitt, the overall measure used
to identify and rank Best Employers is employee engagement, which quantifies
how closely leader's goals and fundamental values are aligned with those of
their staff.
    "The Edward Jones ranking in this survey is particularly significant as
it is formed by the opinions of our financial advisors, branch office
administrators and home-office associates," Reamey said.

    Edward Jones is a full-service investment dealer with one of the largest
branch networks in Canada. It is a member of the Investment Dealers
Association of Canada and the Canadian Investor Protection Fund, and a
participating organization of the Toronto Stock Exchange. Including its
affiliates, Edward Jones serves more than 7 million individual investors in
Canada, the U.S. and the United Kingdom from more than 10,000 locations.

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