National Bank gives $100,000 to Université du Québec en Outaouais

Montreal, 5 September 2006 - 

National Bank is pleased to support the “Imagine UQO” fundraising campaign of Université du Québec en Outaouais with a $100,000 donation.

The Bank’s contribution will enable UQO to continue to strengthen its presence and reputation in the community as well as provide access to university studies.

“National Bank and UQO share the common goal of encouraging the education of young adults who will become tomorrow’s leaders and to whom we look to shape our future. The economic development of the regions and the country as a whole will depend largely on their education, which is why we are proud to encourage students to undertake and complete post-secondary studies,” explained Kathleen Zicat, Vice-President – Sales and Personal Banking, Laval/Northern and Western Quebec at National Bank.

In 2005, National Bank and its subsidiaries, through corporate donations, sponsorships, in-branch fundraising activities and various benefit events gave $18 million to hundreds of Canadian healthcare, education, community outreach and cultural organizations.

Those who would like to learn more about the many activities and projects the Bank undertakes to fully assume its responsibilities toward the community can read the document entitled “Our Social Responsibility,” which is available on the Bank’s website at www.nbc.ca.

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National Bank of Canada donated $100,000 to UQO under its “Imagine UQO” fundraising campaign.

About the National Bank of Canada
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 clients elsewhere in the world. The National Bank offers a full array of banking services, including retail, 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 $109 billion in assets and, together with its subsidiaries, employs 17,183 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
Senior Director – Public Relations
National Bank of Canada
Tel.: (514) 394-8644