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CWB Named Among the Best Employers in Canada for Eight Consecutive Years

Thursday, November 07, 2013

CWB Named Among the Best Employers in Canada for Eight Consecutive Years

18:55 EST Thursday, November 07, 2013

EDMONTON, ALBERTA--(Marketwired - Nov. 7, 2013) - Canadian Western Bank (CWB) (TSX:CWB) is pleased to announce the achievement of its eighth consecutive year as one of the Best Employers in Canada, improving its ranking to 32 compared to 33 in 2013.

The Best Employers in Canada study measures the level of employee engagement at participating organizations and is based on results from a national survey conducted by Aon Hewitt. Notably, organizations with high employee engagement enjoy tangible benefits, including a greater ability to attract and retain key talent.

"We're extremely proud of our consistent recognition as an employer of choice and will continue to keep our employees happy, healthy and engaged by providing the tools and resources they need to succeed," said Kelly Blackett, CWB's senior vice president of human resources. "Feedback from this survey helps us to create and maintain a rewarding and meaningful work environment for our employees, which ultimately drives our ability to offer exceptional customer service and continuously grow as an organization."

CWB's affiliate company, National Leasing, was also recognized as an employer of choice today, ranking 27th on the list of Best Small and Medium Employers in Canada.

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. The common shares of Canadian Western Bank are listed on the Toronto Stock Exchange under the trading symbol "CWB". The Bank's Series 3 Preferred Shares trade on the Toronto Stock Exchange under the trading symbols "CWB.PR.A". Refer to www.cwb.com for additional information.

FOR FURTHER INFORMATION PLEASE CONTACT:

Contact Information:
Canadian Western Bank
Kelly Blackett
Senior Vice President, Human Resources
(780) 423-8871
kelly.blackett@cwbank.com


Canadian Western Bank
Angela Saveraux
Manager, Public Relations & Community Investment
780-441-2257
angela.saveraux@cwbank.com
www.cwb.com

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