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National Bank Direct Brokerage Offers Do-It-Yourself Investors an Educational and Lucrative Challenge

Montreal, 20 May 2014 -

For the second year in a row, National Bank Direct Brokerage (NBDB) will be acting as an exclusive sponsor of the Biggest Winner contest, presented by Horizons Exchange Traded Funds. 

Between May 20 and June 27, 2014, participants will have to grow a $100,000 fantasy portfolio of exchange-traded funds (ETF).

"ETFs are increasingly popular with investors, and this simulation provides an excellent opportunity to find out more about them. Using simulations is also a risk-free way for those who want to test out their investment skills. If you want to be even more prepared, NBDB offers seminars and webinars on different types of investments, including ETFs," explained National Bank Direct Brokerage President, Nancy Paquet.

The participant with the highest yielding portfolio at the end of the six-week 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 obtain more information about the contest, go to the Biggest Winner website and select the language of your choice. 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 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 fiscal 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 $195 billion in assets as at January 31, 2014, National Bank of Canada (, together with its subsidiaries, forms one of Canada’s leading integrated financial groups, and has been named among the 20 strongest banks in the world by Bloomberg Markets magazine. 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 via social media and learn more about its extensive community involvement at and

Information (The telephone number provided below is for the exclusive use of journalists and other media representatives.):

Jean-François Cadieux
Chief Advisor – Public Affairs
National Bank
Tel.: 514-394-6500