National Bank again partners with the International Junior Tennis Open in Repentigny

Montreal, 21 August 2007 - 

National Bank is pleased to announce that it will reprise its role as sponsor of the International Junior Tennis Open, now in its 22nd year, to be held in Repentigny, Quebec from August 24 to September 1, 2007.

This partnership with the International Junior Tennis Open reinforces the Bank’s presence on the Quebec tennis scene.  National Bank recently presented the Montreal edition of the Rogers Cup for the third year in a row and is the main sponsor of the National Bank Circuit, organized by Tennis Canada.

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