Louis Vachon named Financial Personality of the Year

MONTREAL, Feb. 6, 2013 /CNW Telbec/ - LouisVachon, President and Chief 
Executive Officer of National Bank, has been named Financial Personality of 
the Year by the business publication Finance et Investissement at a gala event 
to celebrate the Top25 of Quebec's Financial Industry. This distinction 
highlights the Bank's exceptional achievements in 2012 under Mr. Vachon's 
leadership. The Bank had another banner year in terms of financial 
performance, with its key performance indicators under the One client, one 
bank transformation posting significant gains. 
"National Bank is a unique institution and this recognition reflects on all 
the executives, managers and employees, commented Louis Vachon. We are 
starting the new year with the same determination to continue making a 
valuable contribution to economic and social development." 
Two other National Bank executives were among the Top 25 of Quebec's Financial 
Industry: Diane Giard, Executive Vice-President - Personal and Commercial 
Banking, and Luc Bertrand, Vice-Chairman, who ranked fifth on the list. 
This latest accomplishment by the Bank's executives crowns a year of accolades 
and awards reflecting our employees' commitment and our clients' trust: 


    --  Canada's 10 Most Admired Corporate Cultures(TM) (Waterstone
        Human Capital)
    --  50 Best Employers in Canada (Aon Hewitt)
    --  Lipper Awards for 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 $178 billion in assets as at October 31, 2012, National Bank of Canada 
(www.nbc.ca), 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 close to 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.

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

Marie-Pierre Jodoin Senior Advisor - Public Affairs National Bank Tel.: 
514-394-4209

SOURCE: National Bank of Canada

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