National Bank teams up with the Randonnée Vélo Santé

Montreal, 25 July 2007 - 

National Bank is pleased to be associated with the 4th edition of the Randonnée Vélo Santé bicycle ride, to be held on August 24, 25 and 26. This 300-kilometre benefit ride is intended to raise money for healthcare improvements and encourage the extension of the Route Verte bicycle network on the North Shore.

The healthcare goal of this year’s event is to replace colon cancer screening equipment and purchase an operating table for the Centre de santé et services sociaux de Manicouagan.

The event will also help to promote the extension of the Route Verte on the North Shore. This provincial cycling network includes more than 4,300 kilometres of trails linking 16 regions and 320 municipalities throughout Quebec.

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. 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 $130 billion in assets and, together with its subsidiaries, employs 16,852 people. The Bank’s securities are listed on the Toronto Stock Exchange (NA). 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