Menkès Shooner Dagenais LeTourneux Architectes to Design National Bank's New Head Office

Montréal, May 25, 2018

National Bank is proud to announce that the Montreal firm Menkès Shooner Dagenais LeTourneux Architectes has been appointed to design its new head office following a selection process that lasted several weeks.

Menkès Shooner Dagenais LeTourneux Architectes has a team of more that 115 professionals, making it one of the largest architecture and design firms in Canada. With experience in the institutional, corporate, cultural and residential sectors, the group is recognized as a leader in design, construction, project management and innovation.

"National Bank's choice was informed by a number of factors, chief among them the firm's outstanding architectural approach, the urban integration of its designs as well as its environmental expertise. Menkès Shooner Dagenais LeTourneux Architectes stood out on all those fronts, and we are proud to partner with them to design the Bank's future head office—a unique and modern building that focuses on employee well-being". Ghislain Parent, Chief Financial Officer and Executive Vice President – Finance and Treasury, National Bank.

"We are honoured to be designing National Bank's new head office, a landmark and unique legacy for the City of Montreal". Anik Shooner and Jean-Pierre LeTourneux, senior partners and architects, Menkès Shooner Dagenais LeTourneux Architectes.

Preliminary sketch
The design process for the head office will continue over the coming months and will involve employees. As shown in this preliminary sketch, the design, in harmony with its surroundings, will emphasize natural light and user-friendly spaces that encourage collaboration.

Other highlights
- For the selection process, local firms with experience in this type of project were invited to participate in an architectural design competition.
- The new building will have 46 floors and cover more than 1,000,000 square feet. More details about the project will be announced in the coming months.
- National Bank recently started modernizing its workspaces to support its cultural shift and foster teamwork. The construction of a new head office will make further strides in the company’s current transformation with modern collaborative spaces that are supported by advanced technology.

About National Bank of Canada
With $251 billion in assets as at January 31, 2018, National Bank of Canada , together with its subsidiaries, forms one of Canada's leading integrated financial groups. It has more than 21,000 employees in knowledge-intensive positions and has been recognized numerous times as a top employer and for its commitment to diversity. Its securities are listed on the Toronto Stock Exchange (TSX: NA). Follow the Bank's activities at or via social media such as Facebook , LinkedIn and Twitter .

MENKÈS SHOONER DAGENAIS LETOURNEUX Architectes is one of the largest architectural and design firms in Canada. The firm carries out projects in the institutional, corporate, cultural and residential fields, and is a reference in terms of design, project realization and project management. Backed by an experienced team of more than 115 professionals, the firm is renowned for its commitment to excellence and its ability to conceive creative and innovative architectural solutions.

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Marie-Pierre Jodoin
Senior Manager, Public Affairs
National Bank