Qtrade Investor Top Pick for Stock Investors

VANCOUVER, B.C., May 21, 2013 — Qtrade Investor has once again taken top spot, this time in MoneySense magazine's first-ever survey of discount brokerages. Since 2000, Qtrade has been consistently ranked as one of Canada's top online brokers, frequently winning awards for delivering best-in-class brokerage services to the retail investing public, as well as the members and clients of its credit union and financial institution partners.

MoneySense ranked Canada's online brokers in five key groups by category type: Beginners, Stock Investors, Active Traders, Couch Potatoes, and Retirees. Qtrade earned first place in the Stock Investors group, scoring "solid marks in all the important categories, including low-cost equity and option pricing and plenty of research and education tools."

"This recent award validates both our commitment and effort over the past year to ensure that Qtrade Investor delivers a first-rate brokerage experience and helps our partners compete in wealth management, especially with respect to long-term investors," said Scott Gibner, CEO of Qtrade Financial Group.

The Stock Investor category focuses on the overall user experience from the profile of a long-term investor, giving higher weightings in areas such as tools, performance reporting and the flexibility of dividend reinvestment plans. Qtrade has always excelled at providing its customers with a user-friendly website, market-leading tools and research, and exceptional service and value, all of which has helped it earn this new accolade.

Gibner added, "We are proud of this latest accomplishment, which highlights our dedication to delivering one of Canada's best online brokerage experiences to both novice and seasoned investors. Qtrade continues to hold its position as a well-established top-tier brokerage, with three consecutive Best Discount Brokerage awards at the Morningstar® Canadian Investment Awards, six consecutive number one rankings by The Globe and Mail and a first place in Surviscor's scorCard™."

About Qtrade Investor

Qtrade Investor is the online brokerage division of Qtrade Securities Inc. (member IIROC and Canadian Investor Protection Fund). Qtrade Securities is a division of the Qtrade Financial Group, a wealth management organization providing brokerage and investment management platforms, services and solutions to the retail public as well as the customers of hundreds of financial institutions across Canada. Qtrade is dedicated to providing market-leading wealth management products and services including: online, full-service and institutional brokerage services, mutual fund dealer services, insurance dealer services, portfolio management and discretionary money management services and proprietary managed money solutions. For more information, visit www.qtrade.ca.

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