National Bank Financial Group: proud title partner of the International Squash Tournament

Montreal, 24 February 2010 - 

The Financial Group is proud to sponsor the exclusive National Bank Financial Group International Squash Tournament, to be held from March 1 to 6 at the Midtown-Le Sporting Club Sanctuaire in Montreal.

This second annual edition of the tournament will feature 28 of the best professional players in the world competing for a purse of US $40,000. With Top-10 ranked players including English greats Peter Barker and Adrian Grant competing, this will be one of the largest tournaments in Canada and the most prestigious ever presented in Montreal.

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 it serves 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 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 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