National Bank Completes the Integration of Wellington West

National Bank Completes the Integration of Wellington West 
Sale of the 39-member MFDA unit to Manulife Financial is completed 
MONTREAL, QUEBEC -- (Marketwire) -- 10/26/12 -- National Bank's
(TSX:NA) Wealth Management division announced today that it has
completed the final step in fully integrating Wellington West into
its operations, with the sale of the Wellington 39-advisor MFDA
dealership to Manulife Financial.  
"Over the last year we have worked to successfully bring Wellington
West's 170-IIROC-licensed investment advisors and their clients onto
the National Bank platform. Today we completed the final step in this
integration process, which was to dispose of Wellington West's MFDA
dealership, a non-core business which does not fit into our long term
strategy", said Luc Paiement, Executive Vice President, National Bank
Wealth Management. "With this integration completed, and with the 82
IIROC-licensed investment advisor network which we acquired from HSBC
Securities (Canada) Inc. in 2011 about to be fully integrated into
our platform, our Wealth Management platform is well positioned for
future growth." 
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