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Diane Giard Named Among Canada’s Most Powerful Women

Montreal, 26 November 2014 -

National Bank is pleased to announce that Diane Giard, Executive Vice-President – Personal and Commercial Banking, is among the recipients of this year’s prestigious Women’s Executive Network (WXN) Canada's Most Powerful Women: Top 100 Awards, in the Corporate Executives category.

“The Bank is proud to once again see one of its executives named to the list of Canada’s Most Powerful Women: Top 100,” said Louis Vachon, President and Chief Executive Officer of National Bank. “Driven by her passionate commitment to clients, Diane Giard is a motivating and energetic leader who has been instrumental in helping us achieve our business objectives, which include making the Bank a client experience leader.”

“I am honoured to be nominated by WXN as one of Canada’s Most Powerful Women,” said Ms. Giard. “I would like to share this recognition with the Bank as a whole and the members of my team. Every day, they demonstrate their commitment to clients and do their utmost to offer the best possible service. The initiative and dedication of Bank employees are truly inspiring and are a powerful incentive for me as a leader.”

With over 30 years’ experience, Ms. Giard is a true pioneer in the banking industry. Throughout her career, she has helped pave the way for women in the financial services sector. She is also deeply involved in many causes, particularly in the fields of culture, health and community outreach.  Ms. Giard has received the Queen’s Jubilee Medal for her contribution to society.

Canada’s Most Powerful Women: Top 100 is a prestigious Canadian award for the highest achieving female leaders in the country, in their respective industries. Ms. Giard joins an elite group of 800 women across Canada who have been honoured with this distinction since the ranking was created, including several from National Bank. For a full list of the 2014 winners, visit

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Marie-Pierre Jodoin
Manager – Public Affairs
National Bank
Tel.: 514-394-4209