Tangerine named one of Greater Toronto's Top Employers for 2017

TORONTO, ON – December 12, 2016

Tangerine is honoured to be named one of Greater Toronto's Top Employers by Mediacorp Inc. The annual ranking identifies the best companies to work for in the Greater Toronto Area by assessing an organization's overall work environment and other factors, including total compensation and rewards, skills development, employee communications and community involvement.

"Our people are our greatest asset," said Cheryl Stargratt, Chief People Officer at Tangerine. "Tangerine has a very strong culture that is reflected in our Promises–We Dare, We Care, We Share and We Deliver. These Promises define what our organization stands for and are brought to life every day through our employees."

"I am very proud of this recognition and celebrate our exceptional employees who contribute in creating our world-class Tangerine culture," continued Stargratt.

Community investment through Tangerine's #BrightWayForward program is an important part of the bank's culture. All new employees participate in a full day of volunteering with one of Tangerine's community partners and, throughout the year, employees can donate their time in several Orange in the Community activities.

In 2016, employees donated more than 8,200 volunteer hours to community partners, including FoodShare, Youth Without Shelter, ACCES Employment, The 519 and the YMCA.

In addition to office perks such as a full-service subsidized cafeteria and refresh stations with healthy snacks, Tangerine has a relaxed, open concept work space where employees can wear jeans every day, participate in co-ed sports teams and enjoy a wellness subsidy. Multiple family & friends events throughout the year bring the extended Tangerine community together to celebrate successes.

About Tangerine

Tangerine is a direct bank that delivers simplified everyday banking to Canadians. With more than 2 million Clients and close to $38 billion in total assets, we're Canada's leading direct bank. Tangerine offers banking that is flexible and accessible, products and services that are innovative, fair fees, and award-winning Client service. From no-fee daily chequing and high-interest savings accounts, GICs, RSPs, TFSAs, mortgages and mutual funds, Tangerine has the everyday banking products Canadians need. With over 1,000 employees in Canada, our presence extends beyond our website and Mobile Banking app to our Cafés, Pop-Up Locations, Kiosks and 24/7 Contact Centres. Tangerine was launched as ING DIRECT Canada in 1997. In 2012 it was acquired by Scotiabank, and operates independently as a wholly-owned subsidiary.

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