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Louis Vachon named Financial Personality of the Year

Montreal, 4 February 2015 -

for the second time in three years

Louis Vachon, President and Chief Executive Officer of National Bank, has been named Financial Personality of the Year by the business publication Finance et Investissement at a gala event to celebrate the Top 25 of Quebec's financial industry. Under Louis Vachon's leadership, the Bank has been pursuing a balanced growth strategy that once again yielded record results in fiscal 2014.

“National Bank has demonstrated its capacity to adapt to rapidly changing technology, market conditions and consumer preferences,” stated Mr. Vachon. “These achievements were made possible by the engagement of our 20,000 employees, and I share this honour with them.”

This distinction is in addition to another prestigious title given to Mr. Vachon last fall by Canadian Business magazine, which named him CEO of the Year.

Two other members of National Bank's Office of the President were also named in the Top 25 of Quebec's financial industry: Diane Giard, Executive Vice-President – Personal and Commercial Banking, and Luc Paiement, Executive Vice-President – Wealth Management and Co-President and Co-Chief Executive Officer of National Bank Financial.

In addition, Jonathan Durocher, Senior Vice-President and President and Chief Executive Officer of National Bank Investments, earned a spot in the Top 25 “Under 40” category. An-Lap Vo-Dignard, Investment Advisor, Vice-President and Portfolio Manager at National Bank Financial, was named Advisor Most Involved in his Community.

About National Bank of Canada
With $205 billion in assets as at October 31, 2014, 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 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 Lauzon
Advisor – Public Affairs
National Bank
Tel.: 514-394-6097