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CWB declares dividends

Edmonton, Alberta - Canadian Western Bank (CWB) today announced that its Board of Directors has declared a quarterly cash dividend of $0.27 per common share (TSX:CWB), payable on March 29, 2019 to shareholders of record on March 15, 2019. This quarterly dividend is up two cents, or 8%, from the dividend declared one year ago and one cent, or 4%, from the previous quarter. The Board of Directors also declared a cash dividend of $0.275 per Series 5 Preferred Share, a cash dividend of $0.390625 per Series 7 Preferred Share, and an initial cash dividend of $0.3832 per Series 9 Preferred Share all payable on April 30, 2019 to shareholders of record on April 23, 2019.

In lieu of receiving their dividends in cash, holders of CWB’s common and preferred shares may choose to have their dividends reinvested in additional common shares of CWB in accordance with the Dividend Reinvestment Plan (the Plan). Under the Plan, CWB has the discretion to either purchase the additional common shares in the open market or issue them from treasury. For the dividends declared in March 2019, CWB has elected to issue common shares for the Plan from treasury at the Average Market Price (as defined in the Plan). 

Any registered holder of record wishing to join the Plan can obtain an Enrolment Form from Computershare (1-800-564-6253) or in the Investor Relations section on CWB’s website at www.cwb.com. Beneficial or non-registered holders of the Bank's common shares must contact their financial institution or broker to participate.

CWB, for the purposes of the Income Tax Act, Canada and any similar provincial legislation, advises that its dividends declared in March 2019 will be eligible dividends, unless otherwise indicated.


Chris Williams
 AVP, Investor Relations
 CWB Financial Group
 Phone: 780-508-8229
 Email: [email protected]