National Bank finalist for the second time in the prestigious Canada’s 10 Most Admired Corporate Cultures™ program

Montreal, 12 October 2011 - 

National Bank is proud to be one of the 10 regional finalists for Quebec and Atlantic Canada in the 2011 edition of the prestigious Canada’s 10 Most Admired Corporate Cultures program. It is the second appearance of the Bank in this annual program, created in 2005 by Waterstone Human Capital, that acknowledges companies whose organizational culture has contributed to improving their performance and giving them a competitive edge. National winners will be announced on November 3.

Since the deployment of its One client, one bank initiative, National Bank has reviewed its vision and values as to reflect customer service, teamwork and responsibility at the core of its activities. These new organizational values contribute to reinforcing a rousing corporate culture for the benefit of not only the Bank’s clients and employees, but also its shareholders and the numerous communities where it is active.

About Canada’s 10 Most Admired Corporate Cultures™
Canada’s 10 Most Admired Corporate Cultures is founded and presented by Waterstone Human Capital, a leading retained executive search firm specializing in recruiting for fit and in cultural assessment. This national program, now in its seventh year, annually recognizes best-in-class Canadian organizations for having a culture that has helped them enhance performance and sustain a competitive advantage. Canada’s 10 is Waterstone’s R&D Lab: through our annual Canadian Corporate Culture Study™, the hundreds of program submissions, the nominee interviews, as well as through our Corporate Culture Summit, our regional events, and our national gala, Waterstone is at the forefront of best practices in culture and fit – practices we share with our clients, to help them recruit for fit, conduct cultural assessments and build great organizations. www.canadasmostadmired.com

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 $153 billion in assets and, together with its subsidiaries, employs 19,217 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 National Bank’s financial education 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
Tel.: 514-394-6500