National Bank among the 50 Best Employers for a fourth consecutive year

Montreal, 28 December 2007 - 

National Bank is proud to announce it has been named to the list of the “50 Best Employers in Canada” for a fourth consecutive year in 2008. The Bank placed 41st overall, up from its ranking of 46th in 2007. The Bank was also 9th among Quebec-based companies on the list.

The list, compiled annually by Hewitt Associates, recognizes companies with innovative and engaging human resources practices.

“I am particularly grateful to our employees for this honour, as they help make National Bank an engaging work environment where everyone is motivated to perform to his or her full potential,” explained Louis Vachon, President and Chief Executive Officer of National Bank.

The award is based on a survey of employees, business leaders and human resources professionals from the participating organizations and is a testament to the Bank’s commitment to fostering a positive image of the organization and its practices among employees. 

About National Bank of Canada
National Bank of Canada is an integrated group which provides comprehensive financial services to consumers, small and medium-sized enterprises and large corporations in its core market, while offering specialized services to its clients elsewhere in the world. The National Bank offers a full array of banking services, including retail, corporate and investment banking. It is an active player on international capital markets and, through its subsidiaries, is involved in securities brokerage, insurance and wealth management as well as mutual fund and retirement plan management. National Bank has more than $113 billion in assets and, together with its subsidiaries, employs 16,863 people. The Bank’s securities are listed on the Toronto Stock Exchange (NA:TSX). For more information, visit the Bank’s website at
www.nbc.ca.

Information (The telephone number provided below is for the exclusive use of journalists and other media representatives):

Denis Dubé
Senior Director – Public Relations
National Bank of Canada
Tel.: 514-394-8644