CWB appoints Chris Fowler as President and Chief Executive Officer

CWB appoints Chris Fowler as President and Chief Executive Officer 
EDMONTON, March 7, 2013 /CNW/ - Canadian Western Bank (TSX: CWB) (CWB or the 
Bank) today announced the official appointment of Chris Fowler as President 
and Chief Executive Officer (CEO). While the expectation of this leadership 
transition has already been widely communicated, it was officially confirmed 
today by a positive vote of shareholders at the Bank's 2013 Annual and Special 
Meeting. 
"I'm thrilled about this opportunity to lead and carry on CWB's history of 
growth and success," says Chris. "Our strategy to build long-term value for 
shareholders is based on creating an environment that supports our employees 
to develop fulsome and highly valued business relationships with our clients. 
We will also maintain our commitment to be active in the communities where we 
live and do business. Larry Pollock's legacy is a tremendous platform for 
future growth, and our focus is to realize on this potential." 
Chris first joined CWB in 1991 and has consistently demonstrated thoughtful 
and focused leadership in progressively senior positions. Most recently, as 
CWB's President and Chief Operating Officer, Mr. Fowler was primarily 
responsible for banking operations and credit risk management. He has been 
instrumental in the creation and implementation of CWB Group's strategic 
direction and has played an integral role in the organization's success to 
date. 
About Canadian Western Bank Group 
Canadian Western Bank offers highly personalized service through 41 branch 
locations and is the largest publicly traded Canadian bank headquartered in 
Western Canada. The Bank specializes in mid-market commercial lending and 
offers a full complement of personal banking services. The Bank, along with 
its operating affiliates, National Leasing Group Inc., Canadian Western Trust 
Company, Valiant Trust Company, Canadian Direct Insurance Incorporated, Adroit 
Investment Management Ltd. and Canadian Western Financial Ltd., collectively 
offer a diversified range of financial services across Canada and are together 
known as Canadian Western Bank Group. The common shares of Canadian Western 
Bank are listed on the Toronto Stock Exchange under the trading symbol "CWB". 
The Bank's Series 3 Preferred Shares trade on the Toronto Stock Exchange under 
the trading symbol "CWB.PR.A". Refer to www.cwb.com for additional information. 
Kirby Hill, CFA Director, Strategy & Communications Canadian Western Bank 
Phone: (780) 441-3770 E-mail:kirby.hill@cwbank.com 
Chris Fowler President & CEO Canadian Western Bank Phone: (780) 423-8888 
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CO: Canadian Western Bank
ST: Alberta
NI: FIN 2575 WNEWS  
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