National Bank Financial Group to collect donations for victims of flooding in Pakistan

Montreal, 19 August 2010 - 

National Bank Financial Group will participate with other financial institutions in the Canadian Red Cross campaign to raise funds to help victims of the flood in Pakistan. The campaign will run from August 20 to September 17, 2010.

Starting August 20, the public is invited to make a donation at any of the 444 National Bank branches in Canada. As part of this initiative, holders of a National Bank MasterCard with a rewards plan can exchange their rewards points online for a cash donation to Canadian Red Cross (without paying any fees) at www.nbcrewards.ca

All donations collected will be used to provide immediate relief and basic supplies to the thousands of victims of the flood in Pakistan. The Canadian Red Cross will issue tax receipts for all donations of $10 and over.

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 over $150 billion in assets and, together with its subsidiaries, employs 18,248 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.):

Joan Beauchamp
Senior Advisor – Public relations
National Bank Financial Group
Tel.: 514-394-6500