National Bank Once Again Ranked Among 50 Best Employers in

National Bank Once Again Ranked Among 50 Best Employers in Canada 
MONTREAL, QUEBEC -- (Marketwire) -- 10/18/12 -- National Bank
(TSX:NA) is proud to announce it has been named to the list of the
"50 Best Employers in Canada" for an eighth year. This prestigious
list, which is compiled every year by Aon Hewitt, measures employee
engagement across the country.  
"I'd like to thank our employees for being so committed to the Bank.
This recognition provides us with even greater motivation to help
them reach their full potential," declared Louis Vachon, President
and Chief Executive Officer at National Bank. "There's no question
that through their active participation in the One client, one bank
business development strategy we have been pursuing since 2008,
employees are helping to roll out the red carpet for all our
National Bank has been taking part in Aon Hewitt's survey since it
was first launched. It is based on an opinion survey conducted with
the employees, leaders and human resources professionals of
participating businesses. The Bank uses the insight gained from its
results to improve its human resources practices, so as to remain one
of Canada's top employers. 
This latest achievement, which reflects the engagement and commitment
of its 20,000 employees, comes on the heels of several other
distinctions the Bank has received in 2012, including: 

--  Montreal's Top Employers (Mediacorp Canada) 
--  Lipper Awards for its mutual funds 
--  Best Employers in Quebec (Aon Hewitt) 
--  Canada's Best Diversity Employers (Mediacorp Canada) 
--  World's Strongest Banks (Bloomberg Markets) 
--  Best Canadian Brands (Interbrand)

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
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