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Press release from CNW Group

National Bank recognized as an employer of choice by Cambridge University Students' Union

Thursday, December 13, 2012

National Bank recognized as an employer of choice by Cambridge University Students' Union11:50 EST Thursday, December 13, 2012MONTREAL, Dec. 13, 2012 /CNW Telbec/ - National Bank is proud to have been recognized as a global employer of choice for its corporate practices and integrity by Cambridge University Students' Union. The Bank is in fact featured in the association's Strategies for Success, a publication profiling some 50 companies around the world who have distinguished themselves in these areas."Every year, the Bank puts a great deal of effort into initiatives aimed at creating an engaging work environment that fosters employee development," explained Lynn Jeanniot, Executive Vice-President - Human Resources and Corporate Affairs.  "We are extremely proud to see that these efforts are bearing fruit and that the Bank is now acknowledged as a top employer not only within Canada, but internationally."Among the practices cited in Strategies for Success, are the transparent communication between the Bank and its employees as well as initiatives to promote diversity and encourage community involvement. These practices, much like the many components of the Bank's commitment to its employees, have greatly contributed to creating an engaging work environment, which ultimately benefits clients, shareholders and members of the communities where the Bank does business.This latest achievement, which reflects the engagement and commitment of its 20,000 employees, comes on the heels of several other distinctions the Bank has received in 2012, including:Canada's 10 Most Admired Corporate CulturesTM (Waterstone Human Capital)50 Best Employers in Canada (Aon Hewitt)Best Employers in the Greater Toronto Area (Aon Hewitt)Montreal's Top Employers (Mediacorp Canada)Lipper Awards for its mutual fundsBest Employers in Quebec (Aon Hewitt)Canada's Best Diversity Employers (Mediacorp Canada)Most Attractive Employers in Canada (Randstad Canada)World's Strongest Banks (Bloomberg Markets)Best Canadian Brands (Interbrand)Strategies for Success is available online at: www.cambridge-careers.orgAbout National Bank of CanadaWith $178 billion in assets as at October 31, 2012, National Bank of Canada (www.nbc.ca), together with its subsidiaries, forms one of Canada's leading integrated financial groups, and was named among the five 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 clearfacts.ca and commitment.nationalbank.ca.SOURCE: National Bank of CanadaFor further information: Information (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