Canadian Western Bank's GIC Offers Investment With a Social Purpose

Canadian Western Bank's GIC Offers Investment With a Social Purpose 
EDMONTON, ALBERTA -- (Marketwired) -- 09/19/13 -- Canadian Western
Bank (CWB) (TSX:CWB) has launched its The Greater Interest GIC(R)
campaign for a sixth consecutive year that will support Big Brothers
Big Sisters (BBBS) agencies across Western Canada. This unique
product offers clients the opportunity to earn a guaranteed return on
their investment while prompting a donation from CWB, based on the
amount invested. The donation will be directed to the BBBS agency in
the community where the investment was made to ensure that local kids
receive the benefit.  
"Canadian Western Bank believes strongly in the value of mentoring
and is pleased to partner with Big Brothers Big Sisters again this
year," said Greg Sprung, Executive Vice President of CWB's banking
operations. "Last year, we celebrated an exciting milestone with
donations from The Greater Interest GIC(R) totaling over $1 million
since 2008, and we're excited to meaningfully build on this number in
2013. In only the first two weeks of this year's campaign,
investments by our clients have prompted CWB to donate more than
Following the success of The Greater Interest GIC(R) over the past
number of years, the product has been expanded in 2013 to include
multiple investment choices. Clients can now choose from four
competitive rates based on terms ranging from 13 to 49 months,
depending on what works best for them. 
"To see Canadian Western Bank add choices for its clients that will
result in a growing donation to Big Brothers Big Sisters speaks to
the organization's commitment to support youth mentorship in Canada,"
said Joel Porter, Vice-President of Revenue Development for Big
Brothers Big Sisters of Canada. "This smart investment product makes
sense on many levels. Most importantly, it will assist us again this
year in making permanent, positive change in the lives of so many
The Greater Interest GIC(R) is available at CWB branches from now
until October 31st. 
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, Canadian Western Trust, Valiant Trust, Canadian Direct
Insurance, Adroit Investment Management, McLean & Partners Wealth
Management and Canadian Western Financial, collectively offer a
diversified range of financial services across Canada and are
together known as Canadian Western Bank Group. Refer to
for additional information. 
About Big Brothers Big Sisters  
For one hundred years, Big Brothers Big Sisters has been making a
positive difference in the lives of our nation's youth by developing
and implementing a wide range of mentoring programs. Serving as role
models, mentors teach by example the importance of giving and giving
back, of staying in school, and of having respect for family peers
and community. Big Brothers Big Sisters of Canada provides quality
mentoring services for more than 40,000 children and teenagers. Big
Brothers Big Sisters currently has over 35,000 volunteer mentors
working at 118 agencies that serve children in over 1,100
municipalities across the country. Learn how you can start something
Canadian Western Bank
Angela Saveraux
Manager, Public Relations & Community Investment
(780) 441-2257 
Big Brothers Big Sisters of Canada
Joel Porter
Vice-President, Revenue Development
(905) 639-0461 x16
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