Announcement of the winners of the 16th edition of the SMEs of the National Bank

Montréal, 4 November 2009 - 

National Bank Financial Group is pleased to invite representatives of the media to the gala evening to announce the winners of the 16th edition of the SMEs of the National Bank Recognition Program.  

This event will be the high point of this successful program, and will pay tribute to the top companies in Quebec who have set themselves apart in the following categories: SME, Small Business and Agribusiness SME, as well as the six finalists in the Export SME category.

Date:

Friday, November 6, 2009

Place:

Cirque Éloize (Gare Dalhousie)
417 Berri
Montreal
www.cirque-eloize.com

6 p.m.:

Arrival of guests

7 p.m.:

Ceremony to announce the winners

8:15 p.m.:

Buffet and musical entertainment

10 p.m.:

Evening ends

Please confirm your attendance with Marie-Joëlle Lebeau at 514-394-5000, ext. 2393.

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 $135 billion in assets and, together with its subsidiaries, employs 17,772 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
Director – Public Relations
National Bank Financial Group
Tel.: 514-394-8644