National Bank Golf Tournament Raises $50,000 for 9 Non-Profit Organizations

Montreal, 22 August 2007 - 

The 15th annual golf tournament organized by National Bank Commercial Banking’s Specialized Groups team raised $50,000. The money will be divided among 9 non-profit organizations active in the Montreal area.

  • Fondation CLSC Vallée des Patriotes
  • Fondation de l'Ataxie Charlevoix-Saguenay
  • The Diabetic Children’s Foundation (Quebec)
  • Hebrew Academy
  • Welcome Hall Mission
  • Jeunes Entreprises du Québec
  • Multiple Sclerosis Society of Canada (Quebec Division)
  • Tecsys Foundation for Youth Inc.
  • YWCA

Some 300 golfers, for the most part National Bank clients, took part in this prestigious tournament. The event was held at the Saint-Raphaël Golf Club on Île Bizard and was attended by several members of the Bank’s senior management, including Mario Lecaldare, Senior Vice-President – Commercial Banking and David Pinsonneault, Vice-President – Commercial Banking, Specialized Groups.

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.

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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