National Bank to give away 1,000 Impact soccer game tickets to Montreal youth

Montreal, 17 May 2007 - 

Under its partnership with the Montreal Impact, National Bank is pleased to be giving 1,000 tickets to two of the team’s games to several Montreal area non-profit organizations dedicated to helping young people.

Hundreds of Montreal youth will therefore have the opportunity to cheer on the Montreal Impact at their season opener on May 20 or their August 10 match at Complexe sportif Claude-Robillard.

National Bank is proud to have sponsored the Montreal Impact since the team’s début in 1993 and recently extended its support to the team for another five years.

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