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CWB Makes List of Canada's 10 Most Admired Corporate Cultures(TM)

Thursday, November 21, 2013

CWB Makes List of Canada's 10 Most Admired Corporate Cultures(TM)

12:54 EST Thursday, November 21, 2013

EDMONTON, ALBERTA--(Marketwired - Nov. 21, 2013) - Canadian Western Bank (CWB) (TSX:CWB) is proud to once again be recognized as one of Canada's 10 Most Admired Corporate Cultures™, following its inclusion on the same list in 2010.

"We're thrilled to be recognized together with these other great Canadian companies that understand the value of a strong, positive organizational culture," says Kelly Blackett, CWB's senior vice president of human resources. "This acknowledgement confirms that our commitment to finding, hiring and retaining skilled employees whose values align with those of our organization is a strategic advantage. There is no question that it has played an integral role in our success to date."

The study on Canada's 10 Most Admired Corporate Cultures™ was created by Waterstone Human Capital to distinguish great workplaces where culture impacts performance. The winning organizations are selected by a panel of experts based on six measurement criteria, including: vision and leadership; recruitment and hiring for fit; cultural alignment and measurement; retention, rewards and recognition; organizational performance; and corporate social responsibility.

"Canadian Western Bank is an exceptional organization that has strong performance and a great reputation in a challenging industry," said Marty Parker, CEO of Waterstone and Chair of the Canada's 10 program. "They are committed to recruiting for cultural fit, and the people in the business genuinely care about each other and their clients. This is one of the greatest culture success stories our program has ever seen."

Visit www.canadasmostadmired.com for more information about Canada's 10 Most Admired Corporate Cultures™.

About Canadian Western Bank Group

Canadian Western Bank offers a full range of business and personal banking services across the four western provinces and is the largest publicly traded Canadian bank headquartered in Western Canada. The Bank, along with its operating affiliates, National Leasing Group, Canadian Western Trust, Valiant Trust, Canadian Direct Insurance, Canadian Western Financial, Adroit Investment Management, and McLean & Partners Wealth Management, collectively offer a diversified range of financial services across Canada and are together known as the CWB 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 symbol "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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