National Bank Awarded Two Prestigious International Distinctions for its Structured Products

 National Bank Awarded Two Prestigious International Distinctions for its  Structured Products  MONTREAL, May 20, 2014 /CNW Telbec/ - National Bank was once again rewarded  for both its structured products and approach that is adapted to the needs of  individual and institutional investors. The Bank's team responsible for  structured products accepted the highly sought-after Structured Products  Canada House of the Year, Americas Award during a ceremony in Miami on May 8.  This award highlights National Bank's innovation in 2013 in developing  structured products, and was given by London's internationally renowned  magazine Structured Products.  "This prestigious award recognizes the creativity and ability to innovate  demonstrated by all the units involved in engineering and distributing  structured products within National Bank, in order to meet the needs of  clients," said Vincent Marquis, Managing Director, Structured Solutions Group.  "It covers all of National Bank's structured products, notably the  variable-return GICs that are distributed in the branch network, which are  standout products in the industry, and are known for their unique features and  innovative structures."  The Bank also received another distinction in April at the mtn-i 2014 Awards.  The mtn-i, an internationally known organization in the structured product  sector, decided to include Canadian institutions among their nominees for the  first time this year. National Bank was recognized for its innovative and  highly flexible "Bespoke Notes(®) Program" and becomes the first Canadian  Bank to take home the honours for its made-to-measure products offered to  individuals for a multitude of underlying needs. The "Bespoke Notes(®)  Program" offers investors a process that facilitates the creation of  non-principal protected deposit notes that are tailored to reflect a targeted  strategy that meets each person's specific needs.  About National Bank of Canada With $195 billion in assets as at January 31, 2014, National Bank of Canada  (www.nbc.ca) together with its subsidiaries, forms one of Canada's leading  integrated financial groups, and has been named among the 20 strongest banks  in the world by Bloomberg Markets magazine. The Bank has close to 20,000  employees and is widely recognized as a top employer. The Bank's securities  are listed on the Toronto Stock Exchange (NA:TSX). Follow the Bank's  activities via social media and learn more about its extensive community  involvement at clearfacts.ca and commitment.nationalbank.ca.    SOURCE  National Bank of Canada  (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  To view this news release in HTML formatting, please use the following URL:  http://www.newswire.ca/en/releases/archive/May2014/20/c9016.html  CO: National Bank of Canada ST: Quebec NI: FIN ENT FIN