National Bank Financial Group Named to Prestigious 50 Best Employers in Canada List for 2011

Montreal, 28 October 2010 - 

National Bank Financial Group is proud to have been named one of the 50 Best Employers in Canada for 2011 in the annual rankings compiled by Hewitt Associates. The prestigious list recognizes companies that have implemented practices to strengthen employee engagement.

“I am extremely proud that our employees have recognized the Financial Group as one of the best employers in Canada,” explained President and CEO Louis Vachon. “We see this ranking as testimony to the constant evolution of our practices and our ongoing efforts to make our organization an engaging work environment favouring performance. Thanks to our employees who, day after day, put our clients at the heart of their actions and to their commitment to meet clients' expectations, National Bank Financial Group has, for the sixth time, been recognized as one of the best employers in Canada.

National Bank Financial Group has participated in this survey since it was initiated 12 years ago and uses the results obtained to adapt its human resources practices and remain an employer of choice in Canada year after year.

The award is based on a survey of employees, business leaders and human resources professionals from the participating organizations and is a testament to National Bank Financial Group’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 that 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. 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 over $146 billion in assets and, together with its subsidiaries, employs 18,438 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. To access the National Bank Financial Group’s financial literacy portal, visit www.clearfacts.ca.

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

Joan Beauchamp
Senior Advisor, Public Relations
National Bank Financial Group
Tel.: 514-394-6500