Louis Paquet from National Bank Financial named Officer of the Ordre national du Québec

Montreal, June 22, 2018

National Bank is proud to announce the appointment of Mr. Louis Paquet, a retired National Bank Financial investment advisor, as Officer of the Ordre national du Québec. A total of 34 people received one of the three ranks of the Ordre national du Québec, the highest recognition awarded by the Quebec government. The ceremony took place today in the Legislative Council Chamber of the Parliament Building in Quebec City.

Louis Paquet was a senior advisor for many years with National Bank Financial. Through his unwavering dedication, he was instrumental in securing financing for a number of businesses that are flagships of the Quebec economy. In his professional duties, he supported numerous start-ups or relatively young companies, including BioChem Pharma, DiagnoCure, Laboratoires Aeterna, Mines Virginia, Télésystème and TSO. A true pillar within the Bank, he was always dedicated to mentoring budding entrepreneurs and emerging talent in the financial industry. He is a committed philanthropist and has supported several organizations such as the Kinsmen Club, Fondation Hôpital Laval, Maison Revivre, the MNBAQ Foundation and the Challenge Bell.

“Mr. Paquet was a first-rate ambassador of the entrepreneurship culture and the social commitment that are firmly rooted in our values at National Bank,” stated Martin Lavigne, President, National Bank Financial – Wealth Management. “Throughout his career, Mr. Paquet focussed on supporting entrepreneurship and the advancement of philanthropic causes which have had a positive and lasting impact in Quebec. We are proud today to acknowledge this prestigious recognition, which he rightly deserves.”

“This appointment is an honour for me and my family. It proves that anything’s possible when you are passionate about what you do. I want to thank National Bank Financial and all my former colleagues for supporting me throughout my career,” stated Louis Paquet.

Since 1984, a public call for nominations has been issued every year. The Board of the Ordre national du Québec reviews the nominees and recommends appointments for the current year to the Premier of Quebec. These appointments are formalized by government decree prior to the presentation of the insignia in June. National Bank would like to congratulate all recipients for this well-deserved recognition.

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Marie-Pierre Jodoin
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