National Bank partners once again with the Salle André-Mathieu

Montreal, 2 May 2007 - 

National Bank is teaming up with the Salle André-Mathieu in Laval for a fifth consecutive year. This partnership, which will allow the performance hall to present the 2007-2008 National Bank theatre series, demonstrates the Bank’s commitment to the promotion of cultural events at both the regional and national levels.

The Salle André-Mathieu, a major presenter in Quebec, promotes the performing arts by staging cultural events. Each year, close to 175,000 people attend more than 320 events, providing direct benefits to the Laval economy.

In 2006, the Bank and its subsidiaries, through corporate donations, sponsorships, in-branch fundraising activities and various benefit events, gave $19.5 million to hundreds of Canadian education, health care, cultural and community organizations.

More information on the many causes and projects the Bank supports as part of its commitment to the communities it serves can be found in the Bank’s Social Responsibility Report on its website at www.nbc.ca.

About 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 more than $120 billion in assets and, together with its subsidiaries, employs 16,908 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