National Bank Wins Two Structured Products Americas Awards

National Bank Wins Two Structured Products Americas Awards 
MONTREAL, QUEBEC -- (Marketwire) -- 09/18/12 -- (TSX:NA) - National
Bank, represented by its Structured Products Team, won Best
Performance in Canada at the Structured Products Americas Awards 2012
held in Boston. The team also won in the sub-category Best
Performance - Notes. 
Organized by, this event recognizes
excellence in the North American structured products industry. The
winners were selected based on the measurable performance of their
products using an extensive research database. Winning these
prestigious awards acknowledges the creativity and integrity
demonstrated by all the units involved in engineering and
distributing structured products within National Bank. 
"We are very proud to be recognized specifically for the performance
of our products," said Benjamin West, Managing Director of the
Financial Products Solutions Group, National Bank. "The structured
products industry is a growing one and it is imperative that we
continue to offer products that are both innovative and structurally
sound. Winning this award proves that we are committed to our
National Bank's ability to consistently engineer products that
perform well in diverse market conditions and its ability to innovate
in anticipation of changing client needs are the reasons for winning
this award. National Bank's variable-return GICs and principal
protected notes are frontrunners in the industry and are known for
their unique features and innovative structures. The team's Bespoke
Notes Program, used for issuing customizable non-principal protected
notes structures, allows clients to realize specific investment views
with rapid time to market.  
About National Bank of Canada 
With $180 billion in assets as at July 31, 2012, National Bank of
Canada (, together with its subsidiaries, forms one of
Canada's leading integrated financial groups, and was named among the
five strongest banks in the world by Bloomberg Markets. 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 and 
The telephone number provided below is for the exclusive use of
journalists and other media representatives.
Joan Beauchamp
Senior Advisor - Public Affairs
National Bank
Benjamin West, CFA
Managing Director - Financial Products Solutions
National Bank
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