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National Bank Ranked Once Again Among Canada's Best Diversity Employers

Montreal, 31 March 2015 -

National Bank is proud to be named for a fifth consecutive year as one of Canada's Best Diversity Employers, as ranked by Mediacorp Canada Inc. This prestigious contest rewards Canadian companies that stand out through their efforts to create diverse, inclusive workplaces.

"Diversity has long been a priority for National Bank. Over the years, we have implemented practices and programs intended specifically to foster diversity and help us provide an open and inclusive work environment. This recognition reinforces our pride in what we have accomplished, and bolsters our desire to accomplish even more," said Lynn Jeanniot, Executive Vice-President – Human Resources and Corporate Affairs.

In 2014, National Bank introduced new initiatives to enhance diversity within the organization and in the community as a whole. It has notably developed new targeted attraction and recruitment strategies to reach out to persons living with physical limitations. The Bank's commitment to increasing the number of women in leadership roles has made it among the Canadian banking institutions with the highest representation of women in management. In fact, 42% of executive officers and officers are women. National Bank has also signed on as an official partner of the International Day Against Homophobia and Transphobia.

To achieve its diversity-related objectives, which are tracked in its three-year plans, the Bank also relies on partnerships with a number of organizations that work with minority groups and the activities of its various internal networks. Furthermore, the Bank recently launched its Diversity Ambassadors program, which calls on employees to promote the organization in their community and support efforts to recruit talent with diverse cultural backgrounds.

National Bank has received numerous awards over the years for being an outstanding employer. Recent honours include its tenth appearance among the 50 Best Employers in Canada and its recognition among the Best Employers in Quebec and Montreal's Top Employers.

About National Bank of Canada
With $214 billion in assets as at January 31, 2015, National Bank of Canada (www.nbc.ca), together with its subsidiaries, forms one of Canada’s leading integrated financial groups. The Bank has more than 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 clearfacts.ca and commitment.nationalbank.ca.

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

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