National Bank Financial Group donates $25,000 to the Atlantic Ballet Theatre of Canada

Moncton, 6 November 2009 - 

Louis Vachon, President and Chief Executive Officer of National Bank Financial Group, took advantage of his visit to the Moncton region to present a $25,000 donation to the Atlantic Ballet Theatre of Canada for its major fundraising campaign.

With the Financial Group’s donation, the Atlantic Ballet Theatre of Canada will be able to continue presenting a diverse collection of ballets and ensure access to this art form.

Since it was founded 150 years ago, the Financial Group has been deeply committed to the social, economic and cultural development of the communities it serves.

“Encouraging artistic creators and fostering their work is vitally important to National Bank Financial Group. The Financial Group is proud to help support and promote an artistic vision as vibrant as that of the Atlantic Ballet Theatre of Canada,” asserted Louis Vachon, President and Chief Executive Officer of National Bank Financial Group.

In 2008, through its donations and sponsorship program and the initiatives of its employees, National Bank Financial Group helped support hundreds of organizations across Canada. It focuses primarily on four main areas of activity – health, education, arts and culture, and community outreach – with the goal of generating positive spinoffs for communities.

More information on the many causes and projects the Financial Group supports as part of its commitment to the communities it serves can be found in our Social Responsibility Report at www.nbc.ca/socialresponsibility

A photo is available on request. Please contact 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