National Bank donates $50,000 to the city of Rimouski

Montreal, 18 August 2004 - 

National Bank is proud to contribute to the cultural development of the region of Rimouski through a donation of $50,000 to the city of Rimouski for the construction of its auditorium.

National Bank believes it is important to encourage talented Canadians and the artists of tomorrow. That is why it assists many cultural organizations in bringing culture to the public.   National Bank seeks to play a prominent role in the communities where it is present.  Each year, it gives close to $10 million in donations and sponsorships to numerous organizations working primarily in the areas of education, culture, health and community life.

A photo is available on request. Please contact the undersigned.

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On behalf of National Bank, Michel Tremblay (right), Senior Vice-President – Personal Banking and Wealth Management at the Bank, gives a $50,000 donation to Michel Tremblay (left), the mayor of Rimouski, for the construction of a new auditorium.

About National Bank
National Bank of Canada is an integrated group which provides comprehensive financial services to consumers, small and medium-sized enterprises and large corporations in its core market, while offering specialized services to its customers elsewhere in the world. National Bank offers a full array of banking services, including corporate and investment banking. It is an active player on international capital markets and, through its subsidiaries, is involved in securities brokerage, insurance and wealth management, as well as mutual fund and retirement plan management. National Bank has close to $84 billion in assets and, together with its subsidiaries, employs nearly 17,000 people. The Bank's securities are listed on the Toronto Stock Exchange (NA: TSX). For more information, visit the Bank's website at www.nbc.ca.

Information (the telephone number provided below is for the exclusive use of journalists and other media representatives):

Denis Dubé
Director – Public Relations
National Bank of Canada
Tel.: (514) 394-8644