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Press release from CNW Group

National Bank Direct Brokerage offers you an educational and lucrative challenge

Thursday, January 24, 2013

National Bank Direct Brokerage offers you an educational and lucrative challenge08:00 EST Thursday, January 24, 2013MONTREAL, Jan. 24, 2013 /CNW Telbec/ - For the first time this year, National Bank Direct Brokerage will be taking part as an exclusive sponsor in the Biggest Winner Contest, presented by Horizons Exchange Traded Funds. In this free contest, participants can win numerous cash prizes by growing a $100,000 fantasy portfolio of exchange-traded funds between February 1 and 28, 2013. To sign up or for full details, log on to the Biggest Winner Contest website no later than February 1, 2013 at 4:00 p.m. (Eastern)."National Bank Direct Brokerage encourages the public to take part in this market simulation exercise as a risk-free way to get acquainted with ETFs. National Bank Direct Brokerage also offers its clients seminars and webinars on this increasingly popular investment product. It is therefore only natural for us to support this innovative contest that raises awareness about ETFs, while also rewarding sound investing," explained Nancy Paquet, President of National Bank Direct Brokerage.The top three performing participants at the close of the contest will receive cash prizes of $10,000, $5,000 and $1,000 respectively. A $1,000 prize will also be awarded for the best weekly performances.National Bank Direct Brokerage makes no representation or guarantee, whether explicit or implicit, as to the suitability of investing in exchange-traded funds, nor does it endorse the Horizons Group or its products.About National Bank Direct BrokerageNational Bank Direct Brokerage is a wholly owned subsidiary of National Bank of Canada. National Bank Direct Brokerage offers no advice and makes no investment recommendations. The client alone is responsible for the financial consequences of his or her investment decisions. National Bank Direct Brokerage is a member of the Canadian Investor Protection Fund.About 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: (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