National Bank Financial Groupa finalist in the prestigious 10 most admired corporate cultures in Canada

Montreal, 8 October 2010 - 

National Bank Financial Group is proud to be one of the 10 regional finalists for Quebec and Atlantic Canada in the 2010 edition of the prestigious 10 most admired corporate cultures in Canada program. The program, created in 2005 by Waterstone Human Capital, acknowledges companies whose organizational culture has contributed to improving their performance and giving them a competitive edge. National winners will be announced on November 17.

As part of its One client, one bank initiative, the Financial Group has reviewed its vision and focused on promoting motivating organizational values for its employees. These values of customer service, teamwork and responsibility contribute to reinforcing the corporate culture for the benefit of not only Financial Group clients and employees, but also shareholders and the numerous communities where it is active.

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 $146 billion in assets and, together with its subsidiaries, employs 18,438 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. To access National Bank Financial Group’s financial education portal, visit www.clearfacts.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