LCBO INTRODUCES NEW “SWEETNESS DESCRIPTORS” FOR WINE

Liz Palmer

LCBO is launching a new “sweetness descriptors” program starting April 29.  This program will provide useful tasting information to assist consumers when purchasing wine.

The new program will replace the current sugar code numbering system, which currently indicates wines as being a “0”, “1” or “2”…

This program, a first for LCBO, will consists of two elements. The first is a science-based descriptor system that reflects on how dry or sweet a wine tastes. There are five sweetness descriptors:

Extra Dry (XD) – No perceived sweetness, clean crisp acidic finish.
Dry (D) – No sweetness perceived, well rounded with balanced acidity
Medium (M) – Slight sweetness perceived
Medium Sweet (MS) – Noticeably sweet
Sweet (S) – Distinctively sweet

The second is a listing of the actual sugar content as  “grams of sugar per litre”. Both of these elements will be displayed on the redesigned bin tags located on store shelves, and in-store signs.

Initially, the sweetness descriptors and sugar content information will be used for all LCBO table wines, however, only the sugar content information will be available for LCBO non-table wines including sparkling, dessert and fortified wines. The program will also be extended to include all VINTAGES and VINTAGES ESSENTIALS wines as new releases are issued.

The sweetness descriptors initiative is part of “Wine Shopping Made Easy”, a promotion designed to help customers shop for wine in new ways and make shopping simpler. This promotion will be in all 622 LCBO stores across the province from April 29 to May 26.

Batemans Bicycle Company has online and offline marketing that works!

Riding the street of Toronto I get to see different  types of promotions  by various businesses. Many of them being  normal marketing initiatives. Few months back  as on my way to gym  noticed great sign outside a bike repair shop  in the annex area  which said “ Like our Facebook page and win a bike” by Bateman’s Bicycle Shop (Barton & Bathurst). Look very intriguing and made a mental to visit site online  and went on my way.
That day I logged into Facebook  “liked’ their page and went on my way checking my message s and doing my posts  for the day.
Few months passed and I had a minor bike issue, so I passed by the Bateman’s Bicycle  and they fixed my issue at no charge!  I was impressed! Great customer service.
Couple of months after that received a interesting post card in the local neighborhood mail that was from Bateman’s Bicycle Company (see picture below). It was blue and gold trimming with one side stating the website and address information and on the other side it stated Bateman’s   mail and a Facebook logo saying” Like us on Facebook WIN A BIKE!!) It also included cool poem with a tune-up special for $30 offer was ending on March 31st   I was very impressed!
Spring was coming and we had a very mild winter and it was time to get my Diamond back mountain bike spring cleaning so where did I go? You guessed correctly Bateman’s Bicycle Company.
Dropped of  my bike in on Friday  March 16th and mentioned to the clerk the card offer and he quickly as for my information and stated it will take approximately 7 days for tune-up and any necessary repairs to be completed. Mention to him that I do ride my bike 5 days a week the quicker  they  can get  it done it would be greatly appreciated.
The weather was above seasonal for the month, so walking to the gym and doing other errands was okay, having the bike sooner would still be better. On March 21st  I  called the bike shop and they stated that they were very busy and bikes that were brought in last Thursday we being worked on. Called on March 24th and 25th and they were working on bikes from late last week. I was getting impatient, I should have asked if they have loaners!
On my back from a Constant Contact event in Toronto on Monday March 26th got a phone call from Bateman’s Bicycle company that my bike was ready! I was so excited that I event went to the gym had a great workout and headed  to the shop as quickly as I could.
When I got there was excited to get my bike and go cycling that day!  Had a great conversation with the owner and was explained the repairs that were made to the Diamondback mountain bike. (new back tire and brake strings were replaced.)
I asked him about writing article about his online and offline marketing strategies and he agreed he also shared that he had been interviewed  by various newspapers locally  and nationally in the past year. He had also a successful email marketing campaign using Constant Contact (I was even more excited) as I explained that I was Authorized Local Expert Trainer for Toronto.
He agreed to an article in the future on their grand opening happening in a few months, they also  having a bike swapping program they will announcing soon.
Like Facebook page and win a bike!
 www.jimpagiamtzis.blogpspot.com and link below for links
 Jim S Pagiamtzis
About Get Connected Make Wealth Happen!Published Author, Speaker and Elite Entrepreneur Jim Pagiamtzis is the founder of Get Connected Make Wealth Happen! has been articles published online by Toronto Public Library Small Biz Express, Centennial College, Happen.ca Linking People and Entrepreneurs,How’s Business blog (Staples Business Depot) and Metro Active.org.  Printed articles for FedEx Freight Canada (Newsletter) Centennial College Ascent Magazine. Has been on That Channel.com speaking on How to become Networking Success.Jim Pagiamtzis in 5 years has successfully leveraged his written articles into speaking all over the GTA from consulting with Burkert Fluid Control, Enterprise Toronto, Career Door, Skills for Change and Trios College. Has delivered keynote for Monarch Park Collegiate spoke on 3 keys task to success and How to attract a Mentor. His dynamic speaking style has empowered and inspired his audience to learn, do and apply his simple and effective Parformance Selling System. Jim has also volunteered with Junior Achievement in Toronto on “Economics of Staying in School”

‘Bag Lady’ Anya Hindmarch wins Veuve Clicquot Business Woman of the Year 2012

British luxury designer, Anya Hindmarch has been announced winner of The Veuve Clicquot Business Woman Award 2012. Anya beat stiff competition from finalists Helena Morrissey of Newton Investment Management and Ruth Rogers, founder and chef, of the hugely successful River Café in London.

Drawing upon her natural passion for accessories and design, Anya started her business at the age of 19. Since then, she has spearheaded the business growth from her first retail outlet, an intimate first floor shop on London’s Walton Street, to fifty seven shops worldwide, including a London flagship on Sloane Street and a Tokyo flagship in Aoyama, with a New York flagship opening in the New Year.

In 2009, Anya Hindmarch was awarded an MBE in recognition of her contribution to the British fashion industry. Two years later in 2011, she became a UK Trade Ambassador as well as becoming a Non-Executive Director of the British Fashion Council. She is also a trustee of both The Royal Academy and The Design Museum and a Governor of The University of The Arts. Her support of the next generation of British entrepreneurs, most notably through the Government’s ‘Start Up Britain’ campaign was also cited by the judges as a key reason as to why she was awarded the prestigious accolade.

Anya’s commitment to be a socially responsibly business was also welcomed by the judging panel, most notably for the charity promotion, ‘Be a Bag’ project and her ability to inspire change by making it fashionable not to use plastic bags with her iconic ‘I’m Not A Plastic Bag’ campaign, launched in 2007.

Also noteworthy was her 2009 launch of Anya Hindmarch Bespoke. This launch was perfectly timed as consumers increasingly sought investment pieces that were unique, beautifully crafted and personalised. The Bespoke collection is for both men and women and allows customers to personalise their pieces with hand written messages and drawings that are embossed into the leather by Craftsman based in the Pont Street store.

“It is the greatest honour to win the Veuve Clicquot Business Woman award in its 40th year. It is a very real compliment to be deemed to share some of the qualities of Veuve Clicquot herself who was clearly a brave and pioneering woman but also to even be considered amongst my fellow finalists, Helena Morrissey and Ruthie Rogers who are both brilliant businesswomen and lovely people.”  Anya Hindmarch

“We are delighted that the judges have selected a winner who fully embraces the spirit of the Award and can provide inspiration for the next generation of female entrepreneurs in the UK. In a year that British fashion has never been under the spotlight more, Anya has proven that commercial triumph alongside pursuing a responsible business is more than achievable and it is wonderful to see such a shining example of business success.” Christina Jesaitis, Senior Brand Manager, Veuve Clicquot

In addition to receiving a silver trophy shaped as a La Grande Dame bottle and a case of La Grande Dame 2004, Anya Hindmarch will take part in the Veuve Clicquot International Women of Influence Forum at the Veuve Clicquot Maison in Reims in October 2012. This event will gather previous winners from across the globe for a unique occasion to celebrate the 40th anniversary of the Award. The winner will visit the Manoir de Verzy and the House’s vineyards, where she will have a vine baptised in her name recognising her legacy and life-long relationship with Veuve Clicquot.

Liz Palmer


“Austria Uncorked” Trump Hotel, Toronto …..where Canadian wine experts got their grüv on!

 

 Photo by Liz Palmer

This year “Austria Uncorked” has travelled north, and has chosen the newly launched Trump Hotel, Toronto to present their top Austrian wines.  On April 16, 2012 Canadian wine experts tasted the vintages of 30 wine makers from the famous wine growing regions of Lower Austria (Wachau, Kamptal, Kremstal, Traisental, Weinviertel, the hot spring region Tattendorf), the Burgenland (Neusiedlersee, Carnuntum), the south part of Styria (also referred to as the Styrian Tuscany) and Vienna.

Along with Grüner Veltliner, Blaufränkisch and Riesling the much-anticipated 2011 vintage, was poured and paired with cuisine from EDO Sushi, Amaya express and Mengrai Gourmet.

Participating Agents and Wineries:

H.H.D. Imports Inc.
Lamprecht International Ltd.
Lifford Wine Agency
B & W Wines
David Thompson Vintage Trade LTD
Noble Estates Wines & Spirits Inc.
The Small Winemakers Collection Inc.
Maison InVino Inc.
Kylix Wines-Grape Expectations
Le Sommelier Inc.
Company Violet Hill Wine Imports Ltd.
P&S WINE AND LEISURE CELLARS
Mark Anthony Group
Woodman Wines & Spirits Inc.
The case for Wine Vin Passion
J. Cipelli Wines & Spirits
Grape Wines
Family Wine Merchants
Dionysus Wines & Spirits Ltd.
Weingut Markowitsch Gerhard
Weingut Loimer
Weingut Leopold
Weingut Jurtschitsch
Weingut Angerer Kurt
Weingut Rabl
Weingut Steininger
Weingut Bründlmayer
Laurenz Five Fine Wine
Weingut Forstreiter
Winzer Krems
Weinkellerei Lenz Moser
Wein-Gut Nigl
Weingut Müller
Salomon Undhof
Arachon T.FX.T
Weingut Weninger
Weingut Heinrich Gernot und Heike
HAFNER – Family Estate
Weingut Angerhof Tschida
Weingut Andert
Weingut Nittnaus Hans u. Christine
Weingut Beck
Zantho
Weingut Tement
Sattlerhof
Johanneshof Reinisch
Weingut Huber Markus
Domäne Wachau
Weingut Pfaffl
Weingut Zahel

Liz Palmer

Moët Hennessy Posts Record Organic Growth In First Quarter

 

Moët Hennessy saw global sales jump 16% on an organic basis – a record performance in the first quarter of 2012, reaching €926 million ($1.2b). The company’s core Champagne and Cognac businesses drove growth during the period. The Champagne stable (up 5% by volume) benefited from strong sales at the prestige level.

Moët & Chandon continues to lead the U.S. Champagne segment, advanced by 1% to 410,000 cases (excluding Dom Perignon); fellow bubbly Veuve Clicquot was flat by volume at 365,000 cases.

This year Moët & Chandon will abandoning its well-known White Star non-vintage offering in U.S. and replace it with a newer Moët Impérial variant, which has been gradually transitioning into the brand’s primary global non-vintage offering since 2007. Bucking the increasing popularity of sweet wines in the U.S., Moët Impérial is a drier style with 30%–40% Pinot Noir, 30%–40% Pinot Meunier and 20%–30% Chardonnay.

Liz Palmer

 

(Source: Shaken News)

National Bank donates $50,000 to the Beaverbrook Art Gallery Capital Campaign

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Fredericton, 20 April 2012 –

The Beaverbrook Art Gallery is pleased to announce a new partnership with the National Bank that  promises to bring art to more people and supports the expansion of the Gallery. The National Bank is providing a financial support for the Gallery’s signature open house series, Drinks with Dali and is contributing $50,000 to the Beaverbrook Campaign, still in its quiet phase.

“Our new partnership is an excellent match. The National Bank is well-known for its community leadership and we certainly appreciate the interest and support it is investing in the Beaverbrook Art Gallery. We are proud of our association with the National Bank and look forward to our on-going new partnership,” said Bernard Riordon, CEO and Director of the Beaverbrook Gallery.

Drinks with Dali open house events celebrate the Gallery’s prized piece Santiago El Grande-a painting by Spanish surrealist Salvador Dali-while exposing new audiences to the Gallery and showcasing New Brunswick’s emerging talent. Every event features musical entertainment by up-and-coming artists. As well as being a social event, Drinks with Dali also offers guided tours of the Gallery’s collections of drawings, paintings, sculptures and photographs.

“Over the years, National Bank has built up one of the largest corporate collections in Canada, which it proudly displays in its offices, branches and subsidiaries across Canada. The Bank recognizes the important contribution of art in our society and its supports to the Beaverbrook Art Gallery reflects the Bank’s commitment to Canadian artists,” said Louis Vachon, President and Chief Executive Officer, National Bank.

The Beaverbrook Campaign, a national initiative, will support a major expansion project and endowment program for the Gallery, with both a significant provincial outreach component and international cultural tourism strategy. Expansion plans will be released to the public with the launch of the Campaign, anticipated in late 2012.

“The National Bank shines a spotlight on the arts community in Canada and we are very pleased to have this generous contribution of $50,000 to support the Gallery’s youth outreach program,” said Campaign Chair, James. C. Irving. “It supports the Gallery’s vision for expanded access to larger facilities, programs and exhibitions.”

For more information on the Beaverbrook Art Gallery, visit: www.beaverbrookartgallery.com.

About National Bank of Canada
National Bank of Canada is an integrated group that provides comprehensive financial services to consumers, small and medium-sized enterprises and large corporations in its core market, while offering specialized services to its clients elsewhere in the world. National Bank offers a full array of banking services, including retail, corporate and investment banking. It is an active player on international capital markets and, through its subsidiaries, is involved in securities brokerage, insurance and wealth management as well as mutual fund and retirement plan management. As at January 31, 2012, National Bank has over CDN$175 billion in assets in accordance with IFRS and, together with its subsidiaries, employs 19,785 people. The Bank’s securities are listed on the Toronto Stock Exchange (TSX: NA). For more information, visit the Bank’s website at
 www.nbc.ca. To access National Bank of Canada’s financial literacy portal, visit www.clearfacts.ca.

Information (The telephone number provided below is for the exclusive use of journalists and other media representatives.):

Joan Beauchamp
Senior Advisor – Public Affairs
National Bank
Tel.: 514-394-6500

Bernard Riordon or Nancy Coy
Director and CEO / Campaign Manager
Beaverbrook Art Gallery
506-458-2020 / 506-458-2035

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National Bank donates $50,000 to Oncology Research

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Montréal, 16 April 2012 –

National Bank is pleased to donate $50,000 to the Chaire de recherche en oncologie ORL Dr Azar / Angélil, a concrete gesture being made as part of Cancer Awareness Month that will help fund research into ENT cancers. National Bank’s donation will also be used to develop the ENT Oncology Department at the CHUM’s Hôpital Notre-Dame, considered to be the top centre in its field in Quebec.

The mission of the Chaire de recherche en oncologie ORL Dr Azar / Angélil is to promote research into ENT cancers in order to significantly improve treatment of these cancers, as well as survival rates.

National Bank’s contribution is in keeping with its commitment to support health research and disease prevention initiatives. “Research is essential to developing intervention techniques and improving treatment methods,” emphasized Diane Giard, Executive Vice-President – Marketing at National Bank. “We are proud to support the CHUM’s ENT oncology team in its mission, thereby contributing to improving the quality of healthcare services in Quebec.”

Every year, through its donations and sponsorships program and the initiatives of its employees, National Bank supports hundreds of organizations across Canada. It focuses primarily on four main areas of activity—health, education, arts and culture, and community outreach—with the goal of generating positive benefits for communities.

To find out more about National Bank’s involvement in the community, visit the Bank’s social commitment portal at www.commitment.nationalbank.ca, or consult its Social Responsibility Report atwww.nbc.ca/socialresponsibility.

About National Bank of Canada
National Bank of Canada is an integrated group that provides comprehensive financial services to consumers, small and medium-sized enterprises and large corporations in its core market, while offering specialized services to its clients elsewhere in the world. National Bank offers a full array of banking services, including retail, corporate and investment banking. It is an active player on international capital markets and, through its subsidiaries, is involved in securities brokerage, insurance and wealth management as well as mutual fund and retirement plan management. As at January 31, 2012, National Bank has over CDN$175 billion in assets in accordance with IFRS and, together with its subsidiaries, employs 19,785 people. The Bank’s securities are listed on the Toronto Stock Exchange (TSX: NA). For more information, visit the Bank’s website at www.nbc.ca. To access National Bank of Canada’s financial literacy portal, visit www.clearfacts.ca.

Information (The telephone number provided below is for the exclusive use of journalists and other media representatives.):

Joan Beauchamp
Senior Advisor – Public Affairs
National Bank
Tel.: 514-394-6500

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ATB Financial added to the Banker Who Saved His Soul

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In 1938, the Social Credit government created a system of temporary financial institutions called Treasury Branches to give Albertans an alternative source of credit. The first ATB branch opened in Rocky Mountain House.

In the 1950s, while bankers flocked back to Alberta to cash in on the oil and gas windfall, the Treasury Branches were also extremely active. ATB was scrambling to find new employees to staff 29 new branches and agencies, recruiting young people as they finished high school and hiring young men from farms.

In the 1960s Alberta’s first massive oil patch downturn left Albertans concerned about employment and growing government deficits. But in 1962, oil and gas development incentives created another boom. Budget surpluses quickly returned, and Edmonton expanded as the gateway to the North.

In the 1970s when the OPEC oil embargo boosted oil prices and the Alberta government began to formally encourage oil sands development, Alberta became the hot spot in Canada. As the province flourished, ATB opened new branches and established the first mobile branch in Canada to meet the needs of a growing population.

In the 1980s in the face of a struggling economy and high interest rates, ATB implemented a program for farmers and small businesses to offset some costs, such as keeping a line on interest rates for them, and helping residential customers by giving them buy-down opportunities on high interest rates.

In the 1990s the recovering economy, ATB focused on aligning services more closely with customer needs and positioning ATB as a competitive financial services provider. New technologies were adopted, but ATB remained focused on Albertan values.

In January 2002, we launched a new look, ATB Financial. We made the change to confirm the business we are in—providing a full range of financial services to Alberta—and our commitment to the people of our province.

Today, ATB Financial is taking a giant leap forward to deliver the best possible financial services to Albertans.

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ATB Financial and Calgary Homeless Foundation join forces

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Calgary, AB – ATB Financial is teaming up with the Calgary Homeless Foundation (CHF) in its mission to end homelessness in Calgary through a three-year program called the ATB Social Enterprise Incubator.

The ATB Social Enterprise Incubator will be charged with building investor-ready businesses and investment vehicles designed to support ending homelessness in Calgary. The incubator will focus on three main areas:

  • Innovative funding models – Create new ways for individuals, investment funds, foundations and government to invest and earn money while contributing to social good. These investments could be in the form of special bonds or GICs.
  • Social enterprise – Help homeless serving organizations build businesses that generate revenue in support of their missions.
  • Transformation of assets – Develop methods for donors to donate or invest land, businesses or buildings to a cause rather than traditional cash donations. The ATB Social Enterprise Incubator will help put these assets to good use.

“We’re thrilled to have formed this partnership with ATB Financial,” said CHF President and CEO Tim Richter. “Ending homelessness is a community effort and we can’t rely solely on government or philanthropic funding to make it happen.

“The ATB Social Enterprise Incubator gives us the opportunity to explore and implement market-based instruments and sources of revenue to ensure the long-term sustainability of our work.”

“Just like the Calgary Homeless Foundation, ATB Financial is committed to help end homelessness, not only in Calgary but throughout Alberta,” added Peggy Garritty, ATB’s Senior Vice-President, Communications and Corporate Responsibility. “We are looking forward to exploring new and innovative ways to address homelessness that we can share with other communities across Canada.”

The City of Calgary is four years into its 10-Year Plan to End Homelessness. In January the CHF completed a point in time count of homeless persons showing that homelessness in Calgary decreased for the first time in 20 years.

For more information, please contact:

Sheryl Barlage
Office: 403.718.8545
Cell: 403.606.2519
sheryl@calgaryhomeless.com
www.calgaryhomeless.com

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National Bank Presents the André-Bérard Award to Gianni Crivello and Highlights the Volunteer Work of Four Other Employees

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Montreal, 5 April 2012 –

National Bank proudly acknowledged the social commitment and involvement of its current and retired employees at its Annual Meeting of Employees, held yesterday in Montreal. For his involvement with the Cure Scleroderma Foundation, Gianni Crivello received the André-Bérard Award for 2011-2012, the highest honour in National Bank’s employee and retired employee volunteer program. The award also includes a $5,000 donation for the organization in which Mr. Crivello is active.

Gianni Crivello, Chief Advisor – Network Growth at National Bank Financial in Montreal, has been involved with various organizations for over 16 years. He seeks to help those in need, driven by his belief that he can make a difference. Since 2006, Mr. Crivello has been actively involved in the Foundation he cofounded with a Canadian scleroderma specialist, Dr. Murray Baron of the Jewish General Hospital in Montreal. The goal of this foundation is to raise funds to support Canadian scleroderma researchers and to raise awareness of this disease among the general public.

“I am very happy to receive the National Bank André-Bérard Award which I humbly accept. This particular honor incites me to get even more involved with scleroderma research in order to raise public awareness of this terrible disease”, said Mr. Crivello.

Three other employees and a retired employee were also recognized for their community involvement:

– Roger Castonguay, retiree, former Investment Advisor, National Bank Financial, Beloeil;
– Michel Chiasson, Account Manager – Commercial Banking, National Bank, Caraquet;
– Danny Goode, Senior Analyst – Collection Department, National Bank, Mascouche;
– Daniel Lanteigne, Advisor – Innovation and Quality and Strategic Initiatives Office, National Bank, Montreal.

They each received an “Our hearts are with you” Award as well as a $1,000 donation for the organization they support.

Mr. Lanteigne also received a special mention and an additional $2,000 donation for the organization which he supports.

Daniel Lanteigne has been volunteering with The War Amps for nearly 10 years. This is his way of building a more inclusive society. His involvement with The War Amps is multifaceted: he provides support for amputees and their loved ones, acts as a media spokesperson, helped draft a document on prevention for schools and day camps, and has been a guest speaker for seminars on prevention and safety. In 2011, Mr. Lanteigne also worked with the Comité d’adaptation de la main-d’oeuvre (CAMO) pour personnes handicapées.

“Our employees and retired employees play an active role in their respective communities, and eight years ago we set up the “Our hearts are with you program” to recognize their dedication. On behalf of the management of National Bank, I would like to congratulate our 2011-2012 award winners—all of whom are committed volunteers who work for the good of society,” said Louis Vachon, President and Chief Executive Officer of National Bank, at the Annual Meeting of Employees.

The André-Bérard Award, named in honour of a former National Bank President known for his community involvement, recognizes employees and retirees who have made a significant contribution through their volunteer activities. It is part of the “Our hearts are with you” recognition program, which supports employee volunteer activities, rewards their efforts, and enhances the impact of their actions with financial contributions to the organizations that are near and dear to their hearts.

Every year, through its donations and sponsorships program and the initiatives of its employees, National Bank helps support hundreds of organizations across Canada. It focuses primarily on four main areas of activity—health, education, arts and culture, and community outreach—with the goal of generating positive benefits for communities.

To find out more about National Bank’s involvement in the community, visit the Bank’s social commitment portal at www.commitment.nationalbank.ca, or consult its Social Responsibility Report atwww.nbc.ca/socialresponsibility.

About National Bank of Canada
National Bank of Canada is an integrated group that provides comprehensive financial services to consumers, small and medium-sized enterprises and large corporations in its core market, while offering specialized services to its clients elsewhere in the world. National Bank offers a full array of banking services, including retail, corporate and investment banking. It is an active player on international capital markets and, through its subsidiaries, is involved in securities brokerage, insurance and wealth management as well as mutual fund and retirement plan management. As at January 31, 2012, National Bank has over CDN$175 billion in assets in accordance with IFRS and, together with its subsidiaries, employs 19,785 people. The Bank’s securities are listed on the Toronto Stock Exchange (TSX: NA). For more information, visit the Bank’s website at
 www.nbc.ca. To access National Bank of Canada’s financial literacy portal, visit www.clearfacts.ca.

Information (The telephone number provided below is for the exclusive use of journalists and other media representatives.):

Joan Beauchamp
Senior Advisor – Public Affairs
National Bank
Tel.: 514-394-6500

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