National Bank donates $100,000 to Moisson Montréal

Montreal, 17 December 2007 - 

The Bank is proud to announce that it is donating $100,000 to Moisson Montréal as part of the organization’s major fundraising drive for 2007-2011. Moisson Montréal collects and distributes foodstuffs and other essentials to needy Montrealers throughout the year.

The Bank’s donation will allow Moisson Montréal to optimize its food sorting and redistribution operations to help make sure that more than 110,000 people, including 33,000 children, have enough to eat.

For more than 20 years, Moisson Montréal has worked to ensure that Montrealers’ fundamental right to have a variety of good, nutritious food to eat every day is upheld, a mission to which the Bank is proud to contribute.

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.

A photo is available. To obtain a copy, please call Valérie Lamarre at 514-394-5000, ext. 2393.

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 $113 billion in assets and, together with its subsidiaries, employs 16,863 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 Manager - Public Relations
National Bank of Canada
Tel.: 514-394-8644