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National Bank Direct Brokerage Offers Independent Investors an Educational and Lucrative Simulation Contest

Montreal, 9 May 2016 -

For the fourth time, National Bank Direct Brokerage (NBDB) will be acting as exclusive sponsor of the Biggest Winner Trading Competition, created by Horizons ETFs Management (Canada) Inc.

Between May 9 and June 17, 2016, participants will have to grow a $100,000 fantasy portfolio of exchange-traded funds (ETFs).

ETFs have grown increasingly popular with investors over the past few years, and this contest provides an excellent opportunity to find out more about them. The contest also provides a risk-free way for participants to test out their investment skills. For participants who want to be even more prepared, NBDB offers seminars and webinars on ETFs and numerous other investment products.

“NBDB has been working for several years to help investors learn about direct brokerage,” emphasizes Laurent Blanchard, President of National Bank Direct Brokerage. “With this contest, we are continuing our commitment. The exercise enables the discovery of the basic concepts associated with portfolio management and favours learning. In our opinion, it is an excellent way to do one’s homework as an investor before entering into the universe of do-it-yourself investing.”

The participant with the highest yielding portfolio at the end of the six-week contest period will be awarded a cash prize of $7,500. The runner-up will receive $2,500. In addition, the participant with the highest portfolio return each week will win $500.

To sign up for free, and to obtain more information about the contest, consult the Biggest Winner website. Please note that participants may enter the competition at any time.

National Bank Direct Brokerage makes no representation or guarantee, whether explicit or implicit, as to the suitability of investing in exchange-traded funds, or does it endorse Horizons ETFs Management (Canada) Inc. or its products.

About Horizons ETFs Management (Canada) Inc. (
Horizons ETFs Management (Canada) Inc. and its affiliate AlphaPro Management Inc. are innovative financial services companies, which combined make up one of the largest families of exchange traded funds in Canada. The Horizons ETFs' product suite includes a broadly diversified range of solutions for investors of all experience levels to meet their investment objectives in a variety of market conditions. Horizons ETFs currently has more than $6 billion of assets under management and has 73 ETFs listed on the Toronto Stock Exchange. Horizons ETFs Management (Canada) Inc. and AlphaPro Management Inc. are members of the Mirae Asset Global Investments Group.

About National Bank Direct Brokerage
National Bank Direct Brokerage is a trademark of National Bank Direct Brokerage, a wholly owned subsidiary of National Bank of Canada. National Bank Direct Brokerage offers no advice and makes no investment recommendations. The client alone is responsible for the financial and tax consequences of his or her investment decisions. National Bank Direct Brokerage is a member of the Canadian Investor Protection Fund.

About National Bank of Canada
With $219 billion in assets as at January 31, 2016, National Bank of Canada, together with its subsidiaries, forms one of Canada’s leading integrated financial groups. The Bank has close to 20,000 employees and is widely recognized as a top employer. 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.

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Catherine Deshaies
Advisor – Public Affairs
National Bank
Tel.: 514-412-1320