National Bank Financial Group to sponsor The Golden Age of Couture: Paris and London 1947-1957 exhibition

Montreal, 13 January 2010 - 

National Bank Financial Group is proud to be the Presenting Sponsor of the Golden Age of Couture: Paris and London 1947-1957 exhibition, which will be showcased in Quebec City at the Musée national des beaux-arts du Québec, from February 4 to April 25, 2010.

National Bank MasterCard has joined forces as a promotional partner by offering a 10% discount to clients who purchase their tickets at the ticket office of the Musée national des beaux-arts du Québec with their MasterCard credit card.

“National Bank Financial Group is deeply committed to developing and improving the community. It is proud to sponsor high calibre exhibitions and contribute to creating rich cultural experiences,” said Sylvie Roy, Vice-President – Corporate Marketing and Communications.

Produced with the “
Victoria and Albert Museum” of London, this exhibition explores one of the most remarkable and rich decades in the history of fashion. More than 250 works created by Christian Dior and his contemporaries will be on display: gowns, fabric, embroidery, accessories, fashion photographs and illustrations.

Through its donations and sponsorships program and the initiatives of its employees, National Bank Financial Group supports hundreds of organizations across Canada every year. It focuses primarily on four main areas of activity – health, education, arts and culture, and community outreach – with the goal of generating positive benefits for communities.

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

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 $132 billion in assets and, together with its subsidiaries, employs 17,747 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
denis.dube@nbc.ca