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Louis Vachon Appointed a Member of the Order of Canada

Montreal, 30 June 2016 -

National Bank is proud to underscore the fact that Louis Vachon was appointed today as a Member of the Order of Canada by His Excellency the Right Honourable David Johnston, Governor General of Canada. This distinction recognizes the President and Chief Executive Officer of National Bank for his contributions to the financial sector, and for his community and philanthropic engagement.

Louis Vachon has dedicated most of his career to National Bank. As its leader for the past nine years, he is deeply committed to upholding the Bank's tradition of contributing to Canada's economic and social vitality, which has marked the institution since it was founded in 1859. As a proud ambassador for entrepreneurship, Mr. Vachon is committed to highlighting the important role of entrepreneurs in the economy by mobilizing various stakeholders in the business community and the education sector.

A news release from the Office of the Secretary to the Governor General can be consulted at the following address:

About the Order of Canada
The Order of Canada, one of our countrys highest civilian honours, was established in 1967, during Canadas centennial year, to recognize outstanding achievement, dedication to the community and service to the nation. The Order recognizes people in all sectors of Canadian society. Their contributions are varied, yet they have all enriched the lives of others and made a difference to this country. For more information about the Order of Canada or to nominate someone who inspires you, visit

About National Bank of Canada
With $221 billion in assets as at April 30, 2016, National Bank of Canada, together with its subsidiaries, forms one of Canadas 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 Banks activities at or via social media such as Facebook, LinkedIn and Twitter.

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Claude Breton
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National Bank
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