Edward Jones Named One of the Best Workplaces in Canada Five Years in a Row

Edward Jones ranked 8th among companies with more than 1,000 employees

TORONTO, April 13 /CNW/ - The financial-services firm Edward Jones has been named one of Canada's Best Workplaces, and has ranked 8th among companies with more than 1,000 employees in the fifth annual "Best Workplaces in Canada" list by The Globe and Mail in a special report out today. Edward Jones has ranked on this list each year since its inception.

"The consistency of achieving this honour five years in a row speaks volumes to the Edward Jones environment that gives associates a sense of achievement and fulfillment in the work they do each and every day," says Gary Reamey, principal, Edward Jones Canada. "Together we are focused on one task - to serve conservative, long-term individual investors. With a proven investment philosophy that helps people reach their financial goals and personal service that sets us apart, we can look forward to continued success."

Edward Jones was founded on the principle that the people who work for the firm are the source of its success. That belief is responsible for many of the firm's practices, including sharing the profits with associates and fostering a culture of caring that helps associates through personal and professional challenges.

This list of the 75 "Best Workplaces in Canada" is compiled for The Globe and Mail by the Great Place to Work(R) Institute Canada. Two-thirds of the survey is based on how randomly selected associates answer questions related to workplace culture and practices. The remaining one-third of the score comes from an in-depth review of the firm, including an evaluation of human resources policies and procedures. Organizations are scored in five basic areas: credibility, respect, fairness, pride, and camaraderie.

Edward Jones also received high marks in The Globe and Mail's Report on Business magazine's "50 Best Employers in Canada." For eight consecutive years, the firm placed in the top 10 each year. In December 2009, Edward Jones ranked No. 10 on the list.

Edward Jones is a full-service investment dealer with one of the largest branch networks in Canada. It is a member of the Investment Industry Regulatory Organization of Canada and the Canadian Investor Protection Fund, and a participating organization of the Toronto Stock Exchange. Including its affiliate, Edward Jones serves nearly 7 million individual investors in Canada and the U.S. from more than 11,000 locations.

Edward Jones is a limited partnership in Canada and is a wholly owned subsidiary of Edward D. Jones & Co., LP, a Missouri limited partnership. Edward D. Jones & Co., LP is a wholly owned subsidiary of The Jones Financial Companies, LLLP, a Missouri limited liability limited partnership.

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