EDMONTON, ALBERTA--(Marketwired - Nov. 24, 2017) -

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CWB Financial Group (CWB) (TSX:CWB) is thrilled to congratulate Carolyn Graham, executive vice president and chief financial officer, on her recognition as a Canada's Most Powerful Women: Top 100 Award Winner. The Top 100 Awards brings together remarkable women and men, creating opportunities to learn from each other, enrich careers and make a difference for female colleagues. It opens doors for women to achieve higher levels of excellence by proving that, with perseverance and dedication, opportunities increase for all female leaders to have an impact at the highest organizational levels.

"Carolyn is a fantastic leader and cultural integrator," said Chris Fowler, president and chief executive officer of CWB Financial Group. "She approaches every interaction with openness and genuine optimism, is skilled at getting to the core of an issue, and is a passionate agent of change. We're lucky to benefit from her leadership within our organization and I know the team at CWB joins me in congratulating her on this well-deserved recognition."

About CWB Financial Group CWB is a diversified financial services organization serving businesses and individuals across Canada. Operating from its headquarters in Edmonton, Alberta, CWB's key business lines include full-service business and personal banking offered through 42 branches of Canadian Western Bank and Internet banking services provided by Motive Financial. Highly responsive specialized financing is delivered under the banners of CWB Equipment Financing, National Leasing, CWB Maxium Financial, CWB Franchise Finance and CWB Optimum Mortgage. Trust Services are offered through Canadian Western Trust. Comprehensive wealth management offerings are provided through CWB Wealth Management, which includes the businesses of McLean & Partners Wealth Management and Canadian Western Financial. As a public company on the Toronto Stock Exchange (TSX), CWB trades under the symbols "CWB" (common shares), "CWB.PR.B" (Series 5 Preferred Shares) and "CWB.PR.C" (Series 7 Preferred Shares).

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Contact Information:

Angela Saveraux
Senior Manager, Corporate Communications
CWB Financial Group
(780) 441-2257