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Winners of the Fourth Edition of National Bank's Women in Financial Markets Scholarship Program

Winners of the Fourth Edition of National Bank's Women in Financial Markets Scholarship Program

MONTREAL, Aug. 9, 2013 /CNW Telbec/ - National Bank is pleased to announce this year's winners of its Women in Financial Markets Scholarship, now in its fourth year. At a reception to honour the recipients, Ricardo Pascoe, Co-President and Co-Chief Executive Officer of National Bank Financial and Executive Vice-President - Financial Markets, joined by members of his Financial Markets Management Committee, awarded a total of $30,000 to three students enrolled in a finance-related graduate program at a Canadian university.

"We continue to be impressed by the caliber of talented women who applied for participation in our Scholarship Program", said Mr. Pascoe. "This program, which we believe to be unique in Canada, speaks to National Bank's commitment to the development of talented and ambitious women who are passionate about pursuing a career in capital markets."

National Bank's program supports recipients while completing their post graduate degree and offers them an opportunity to familiarise themselves with the Financial Markets division at a major financial institution.

The three winners of this year's bursaries are:

    --  Maryse Duguay-Patenaude, who will be undertaking a Master in
        Financial Engineering at HEC Montréal
    --  Shikha Jain, who is currently enrolled in the Master of
        Business Administration program at York University - Schulich
        School of Business
    --  Lauren Reid, who has been accepted in the Master's of
        Management of Innovation Program at the University of Toronto

Scholarship winners have been paired with senior professionals in the Bank's 
Financial Markets sector, who will mentor them during their studies. All 
recipients will receive senior level mentorship from Susan Monteith, Executive 
Vice President and Managing Director, Client Strategy and People Development. 
In addition, Maryse Duguay-Patenaude will be mentored by Marjorie Skolnik, 
Director - Global Equity Derivatives; Shikha Jain and Lauren Reid will be 
mentored by Marjorie Nadeau, Director - Risk Management Solutions Group.

About National Bank of Canada
With $185 billion in assets as at April 30, 2013, National Bank of Canada 
(, together with its subsidiaries, forms one of Canada's leading 
integrated financial groups, and was named among the 20 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

SOURCE National Bank of Canada

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

Jean-François Lauzon Advisor - Public Affairs National Bank Tel.: 514-394-6097

Image with caption: "Bottom (from left to right): Lauren Reid, Shikha Jain and Maryse Duguay-Patenaude. Top row (from left to right): From National Bank Financial Markets, Susan Monteith, Brian Davis, Marjorie Nadeau, Ricardo Pascoe, Marjorie Skolnik and Sean St. John. (CNW Group/National Bank of Canada)". Image available at:

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