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Questrade celebrates award for 3rd consecutive Best Managed Company with a twist

TORONTO, March 25, 2014 /CNW/ - For the 3rd year in a row, Questrade has been named one of Canada's Best Managed Companies. To celebrate the award, Questrade turned the spotlight on its employees with a video --  What we believe - to capture how a culture of camaraderie, fun, and most of all, dedication to client service has been the key to its success.

"I am inspired every day by the team at Questrade," said Edward Kholodenko, President and CEO of Questrade. "I see how hard everyone works and how much they care for each other and every single client. Perhaps this is the secret of our success: every voice is heard, whether the employee is an intern or a manager. Everyone is valued, from a client with a small first account or with a big nest egg."

Adds Kris Tierney, Chief People Officer and one of 16 employees included in the video: "I believe in what we're doing here because we are making a difference. We're changing how Canadians look at their financial services. We're making it better by focusing on affordability, innovation, and something you don't typically expect from our industry: humanity. We put people first - and that's how it should be."

As part of the announcement, Questrade is asking Canadians to share what they believe in through Twitter or Facebook, and by sharing the video and commenting on the Youtube channel.

Canada's Best Managed Companies recognizes Canadian companies that have implemented world-class business practices and created value in innovative ways, including: new technologies, globalization, brand management, leadership, leveraging and developing core competencies, designing information systems, and hiring the right talent to facilitate growth. What we believe was shot entirely with Questrade staff on site in Toronto. Questrade also has offices in Vancouver and Yerevan, Armenia.

Questrade Inc. is a member firm of the Investment Industry Regulatory Organization of Canada (IIROC) and the Canadian Investor Protection Fund.

About Questrade:
Questrade Inc., headquartered in Toronto, provides Canadians with high-speed, direct access trading in the U.S. and Canadian stock and options markets through its IQ trading platforms, as well as forex and CFD trading. Since 1999, the company has led the industry in delivering outstanding service, exclusive products and services, and competitive pricing. This commitment to innovation has appealed to independent investors, and for the past two years, the company has ranked as Canada's fastest growing online brokerage.

About Canada's Best Managed Companies
Canada's Best Managed Companies continues to be the mark of excellence for Canadian-owned and managed companies with revenues over $10 million. Every year since the launch of the program in 1993, hundreds of entrepreneurial companies have competed for this designation in a rigorous and independent process that evaluates their management skills and practices. The awards are granted on four levels: 1) Best Managed winner (one of the 50 new winners selected each year); 2) Requalified member (repeat winners retain the Best Managed designation for two additional years, subject to annual operational and financial review); 3) Gold Standard winner (After three consecutive years of maintaining their Best Managed status, these winners have demonstrated their commitment to the program and successfully reapplied for the designation. Companies may requalify for two additional years, subject to annual operational and financial review; 4) Platinum Club member (winners that maintain Best Managed status for a minimum of six consecutive years). Program sponsors are Deloitte, CIBC, National Post, Queen's School of Business and MacKay CEO Forums. For further information, visit www.bestmanagedcompanies.ca.

SOURCE Questrade Inc.

Video with caption: "Questrade is proud to be a recipient of the Best Managed Company award for the 3rd year in a row. We're pretty excited by this honour and thought we'd celebrate by asking our employees to share what's important to them about Questrade. It's a good thing we asked, because they had a lot of ideas.". Video available at: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ys5yRjxxiKE&feature=youtu.be

Image with caption: "Questrade Inc. (CNW Group/Questrade Inc.)". Image available at: http://photos.newswire.ca/images/download/20140325_C6843_PHOTO_EN_38283.jpg

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