CWB Financial Group

CWB announces results of voting at special meetings of common and preferred shareholders

EDMONTON, December 12, 2013 – Canadian Western Bank (TSX: CWB) today confirmed the 
required approval of shareholders respecting the proposed amendment to CWB’s By-law Three, 
permitting an unlimited number of First Preferred shares to be issued, up to an aggregate 
consideration of $1.0 billion for all First Preferred shares outstanding at any time. CWB had 
reached the maximum number of authorized preferred shares under By-law Three and, prior to 
shareholders’ approval of this amendment, was unable to issue additional preferred shares.

The special resolution to amend By-law Three was passed by 99.3% of votes cast by holders of 
common shares and 97.0% of votes cast by holders of First Preferred shares, Series 3.

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 Contact:

Kirby Hill, CFA 
Vice President, Strategy & Communications 
Canadian Western Bank 
Phone: (780) 441-3770 
Email: kirby.hill@cwbank.com

Tracey Ball, FCA 
Executive Vice President & CFO 
Canadian Western Bank 
Phone: (780) 423-8865