National Bank Financial Group to relocate branch in Hamilton

Montreal, 19 May 2009 - 

Effective today, National Bank Financial Group will be able to serve both its retail and commercial clients at its modern new branch, conveniently located at 880 Upper Wentworth Street in Hamilton. A family-oriented celebration will be held on June 20, 2009 to mark the official opening.

At 4,135 square feet, this spacious new branch can now provide retail and commercial banking services as well as specialized financial planning services under one roof.

Clients can continue to count on sound advice from the same team that was at the old branch on 891 Upper James St. South, Hamilton. Furthermore, an additional receptionist, a new personal banking advisor and a commercial banking account manager will be available to meet client needs.

The branch, located at the corner of Upper Wentworth and Fieldway Drive, has a 24-hour ABM, four service counters and seven reserved parking spaces as well as those in the shopping centre. In addition, the new branch is wheelchair accessible. Finally, business hours have been extended and the branch is now open on Saturdays.

National Bank Financial Group has been an active presence in the Hamilton region for many years thanks to its two banking outlets, its loyal employees and its clients. To locate a National Bank Financial Group branch, access our locator via our website at www.nbc.ca/branches

About National Bank of Canada
National Bank of Canada, which is celebrating its 150th anniversary in 2009, is an integrated group that 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 close to $137 billion in assets and, together with its subsidiaries, employs 17,199 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 Financial Group
Tel.: 514-394-8644