National Bank Financial Group Presents The Canadian Opera Company's Free Concert Series

Montreal, 29 October 2010 - 

National Bank Financial Group is proud to present for the first time the Toronto-based Canadian Opera Company's Free Concert Series at the Richard Bradshaw Amphitheatre in the Four Seasons Centre for the Performing Arts.

As its name indicates, the series of concerts is presented free of charge, beginning in late September and ending in June, with concerts held on weekdays at lunchtime or at the end of the workday. This highly varied series of close to 80 concerts allows music lovers to relax during the week and enjoy a wide range of dance, jazz, world music, vocal, opera, piano and chamber music offerings.

"With such a diversified lineup, the Free Concert Series reaches an audience from all walks of life and is an excellent addition to National Bank Financial Group's commitment to promote culture and the arts," explained Lucie Brouillette, the Financial Group's Marketing Manager in Toronto.

Through its donations and sponsorship program and the initiatives of its employees, National Bank Financial Group helps support hundreds of organizations across Canada every year. 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.

For more information on the many causes and projects the Financial Group supports as part of its commitment to the communities it serves, please consult 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