Chantal Petitclerc on clearfacts.ca – Determination, perseverance and discipline are all staples of her daily diet. But achieving the highest levels of success in sport also takes some serious financial commitment.

Montreal, 15 November 2010 - 

A paraplegic since the age of 13, athlete Chantal Petitclerc has overcome many obstacles to become a paralympic champion. In an exclusive video interview with clearfacts.ca, National Bank Financial Group’s financial literacy website, Chantal Petitclerc candidly shared her opinions on the importance of being as disciplined in the search for financial partners as in one’s sports activities.

“Sometimes, all an athlete needs to succeed are small initiatives by his or her family and community,” explained this world-famous athlete.

Ms. Petitclerc’s goal was to convince her audience that, in life as in sport, we can reach the podium if we surround ourselves with the right people and look for the right tools and relevant advice.

“The objective of clearfacts.ca is to provide access to knowledge, tools and valuable advice about many aspects of day-to-day personal finances. The purpose of these exclusive interviews with well-known personalities is to interest people in the content of the site, but even more so to get them to act, to take action regarding the management of their personal finances”, said Sylvie Roy, Vice-President – Corporate Marketing and Communications.

Clearfacts.ca is the largest financial literacy initiative in Quebec and one of the main ones in Canada.

To view the videos of this interview, go to:

http://www.clearfacts.ca/family/parent/good_sports_the_importance_of_parental _support

http://www.clearfacts.ca/retirement/steps_to_take/chantal_petitclerc_life_after_a_golden_career

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