National Bank Once Again Recognized as a Top Employer

MONTREAL, Feb. 19, 2013 /CNW Telbec/ - National Bank is proud to have once 
again made the list of Canada's Best Diversity Employers for 2013, as chosen 
by Mediacorp Canada, Inc., which recognizes 50 Canadian employers who have 
developed exceptional inclusiveness programs for employees from five major 
groups: women; members of visible minorities; persons with disabilities; 
aboriginal peoples; and lesbian, gay, bisexual and transgender/transsexual 
(LGBT) peoples. 
"National Bank sees diversity as a great source of richness and is committed 
to promoting it within all business units. We also seek to showcase a wide 
range of talents and skills to reflect the Bank's social fabric and needs in 
terms of its qualified workforce," stated Lynn Jeanniot, Executive 
Vice-President - Human Resources and Corporate Affairs at National Bank. 
To reach these objectives, the Bank has adopted human resources practices that 
are sensitive to diversity and has created many internal networks. The Bank 
also works with various organizations to improve the integration of minority 
groups into the job market. 
Specifically in 2012, the Bank created two internal networks to encourage 
employee development and leadership. The Women's Leadership Network gives 
support to women pursuing their careers at National Bank who wish to move up 
within the organization as managers. The IDEO network—a network that 
targets inclusion and destigmatization for equality, regardless of 
orientation—is intended for members of the gay, lesbian, bisexual and 
transgender/transsexual community. 
The Bank's diversity initiatives are successful. It is one of the Canadian 
banks with the highest number of women in senior management positions—this 
figure rose 46% between 2002 and 2012. As for the representation of visible 
minorities at the Bank, the percentage more than doubled during this same time 
Being designated Best Diversity Employer is one of many distinctions that 
National Bank has received over the past year, including the 50 Best Employers 
in Canada and Canada's 10 Most Admired Corporate Cultures(TM). 
About National Bank of Canada
With $178 billion in assets as at October 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 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 and 
(The telephone number provided below is for the exclusive use of  journalists 
and other media representatives.): 
Claude Breton Senior Director - Public Affairs National Bank Tel.: 514-394-8644 
SOURCE: National Bank of Canada 
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