National Bank Financial Group donates $50,000 to “La Fondation de la tolérance”

Montreal, 19 October 2010 - 

National Bank Financial Group is pleased to donate $50,000, over five years, to “La Fondation de la tolerance” for its major fundraising campaign. This donation will primarily go toward supporting the “Caravane de la tolérance” project, an initiative where representatives of  “La Fondation” visit schools across Quebec to combat all forms of discrimination, exclusion and stereotyping, by making high school students aware of the many forms of intolerance. 

Respecting differences among men, women and children is the cornerstone of the “Fondation's” mission and a core value for National Bank Financial Group, recognized as an inclusive employer. “The Financial Group has long been committed to promoting tolerance and this donation is yet one more example of this,” stated Geneviève Trottier, Senior Manager – Events and Community Relations. Over the past ten years, National Bank Financial Group has contributed more than $441,000 to this worthy cause. 

Supporting education and community outreach are priorities for National Bank Financial Group and its employees. Every year, the Financial Group invests millions of dollars in its donations program to support education and community outreach initiatives, which represent 30% and 20%, respectively, of its donations budget.

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 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