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Press release from CNW Group

Canadian Western Bank named as one of Canada's 10 Most Admired Corporate Cultures?

Thursday, November 25, 2010

Canadian Western Bank named as one of Canada's 10 Most Admired Corporate Cultures?10:50 EST Thursday, November 25, 2010EDMONTON, Nov. 25 /CNW/ - Canadian Western Bank ("CWB" or the "Bank") is proud to announce it has been recognized as one of Canada's 10 Most Admired Corporate Cultures™."This recognition showcases Canadian Western Bank as a workplace where our strong culture drives performance," says Uve Knaak, CWB's Senior Vice President of Human Resources. "Our culture begins with our leaders, who believe that great businesses are centered on great people, both employees and customers. We value our people and appreciate their contributions because they are the reason for the Bank's success."The study on Canada's 10 Most Admired Corporate Cultures™ is founded and presented by Waterstone Human Capital to distinguish great workplaces where culture impacts performance. The winning organizations are selected by a panel of experts based on five measurement criteria, including: vision and leadership; cultural alignment, measurement and sustainability; rewards, recognition and innovative business achievement; corporate performance; and, corporate social responsibility.Being one of Canada's 10 Most Admired Corporate Cultures™ confirms CWB's commitment to find, hire and retain skilled employees who match the organization's cultural values and goals.Refer to www.canadasmostadmired.com for more information about Canada's 10 Most Admired Corporate Cultures™.About Canadian Western Bank GroupCanadian Western Bank offers highly personalized service through 39 branch locations and is the largest Canadian owned 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 subsidiaries, 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." Refer to www.cwbankgroup.com for additional information.For further information: Uve Knaak     OR   Kirby Hill, CFASr. Vice President, Human Resources     Director, Investor & Public RelationsCanadian Western Bank       Canadian Western BankPhone: (780) 423-8871       Phone: (780) 441-3770E-mail: uve.knaak@cwbank.com       E-mail: kirby.hill@cwbank.com