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Diane Giard once again named among Canada's most powerful women

Montreal, 25 November 2015 -

National Bank is pleased to announce that, for the second year in a row, Diane Giard, Executive Vice-President – Personal and Commercial Banking, is among Canada's Most Powerful Women: Top 100, in the Corporate Executives category. This award is presented annually by the Women's Executive Network (WXN) to celebrate the professional achievements of women who have become leaders in their field.

"I am pleased that Diane Giard is being recognized for her commitment to the Canadian financial services industry and the community," stated Louis Vachon, President and Chief Executive Officer of National Bank. "Through her innovative approach and change management skills, she has played a significant role in implementing our vision centred on a superior client experience. Diane's energetic and motivating leadership is a great asset to our organization."

"I am honoured to once again receive this award from the Women's Executive Network. I am fortunate to work with dynamic and talented colleagues who inspire me to be my best, and I would like to share this recognition with them. My team and I constantly make client satisfaction our top priority. Our objective is to interact with clients at the right time, through the right channel and in a way that best meets their needs. It is a commitment we all share and it is extremely motivating," stated Diane Giard.

Diane Giard is a true pioneer and 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. In 2015, Diane joined the second cohort of L’effet A, an innovative project that aims to spark ambition in women. She has been recognized six times as one of the Top 25 people in Quebec’s financial industry and has also received the Diamond 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. For a full list of the 2015 winners, visit

About National Bank of Canada
With $216 billion in assets as at July 31, 2015, National Bank of Canada, 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. The Bank's securities are listed on the Toronto Stock Exchange (TSX: NA). Follow the Bank’s activities at or via social media such as Facebook, LinkedIn and Twitter.

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