CWB Financial Group

Canadian Western Bank named as one of Canada's 10 Most Admired Corporate Cultures

EDMONTON, November 25, 2010 – Canadian Western Bank (“CWB” or the “Bank”) is proud to announce it has been recognized as one of Canada’s 10 Most Admired Corporate Cultures™.

“This recognition showcases Canadian Western Bank as a workplace where our strong culture drives performance,” says Uve Knaak, CWB’s Senior Vice President of Human Resources. “Our culture begins with our leaders, who believe that great businesses are centered on great people, both employees and customers. We value our people and appreciate their contributions because they are the reason for the Bank’s success.”

The study on Canada’s 10 Most Admired Corporate Cultures™ is founded and presented by Waterstone Human Capital to distinguish great workplaces where culture impacts performance. The winning organizations are selected by a panel of experts based on five measurement criteria, including: vision and leadership; cultural alignment, measurement and sustainability; rewards, recognition and innovative business achievement; corporate performance; and, corporate social responsibility.

Being one of Canada’s 10 Most Admired Corporate Cultures™ confirms CWB’s commitment to find, hire and retain skilled employees who match the organization’s cultural values and goals.

Refer to www.canadasmostadmired.com for more information about Canada’s 10 Most Admired Corporate Cultures™.