National Bank Financial Group and its employees donate $1 677 758 to Centraide of Greater Montreal - National donations to Centraide/United Way more than $2 770 000

Montreal, 2 February 2010 - 

National Bank Financial Group had the honour of presenting Centraide of Greater Montreal with a cheque for $1,677,758 at the unveiling of the results for the 2009 campaign. This amount represents funds collected from active and retired employees in the Greater Montreal area as well as a corporate donation from the Financial Group.

The efforts of our current and retired employees across Canada for the Centraide/United Way campaign allowed us to provide a total donation of $2,774,224 to various regional organizations.

Through its donations and sponsorships program and the initiatives of its employees, National Bank Financial Group helps 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 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

A photo is available and may be obtained by contacting Public Relations.

Photo caption
Employees and executives pose proudly as the results are presented to United Way/Centraide representatives.

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