Louis Khalil, Vice-President – Gaspé and Lower St. Lawrence at National Bank Financial, Receives a 2011 Hommage bénévolat-Québec Award

Montreal, 14 April 2011 - 

National Bank Financial Group warmly congratulates Louis Khalil, Vice-President at National Bank Financial, Gaspé and Lower St. Lawrence, who yesterday received a 2011 Hommage bénévolat-Québec Award  from Julie Boulet, Quebec minister of Employment and Social Solidarity, responsible for community action, in recognition of the exceptional quality of his engagement.

Louis Khalil has long been involved in social causes. He is the founder and president of the Ernest Simard Foundation, dedicated to assisting underprivileged children, and is involved with the Rimouski college football team, Les Pionniers, which he also founded. He also helps organize a golf tournament for the Auberge du coeur Le Transit, which assists at-risk and homeless youth.

“I am always proud to see the difference people like Louis Khalil make in the community. I congratulate him on behalf of the management of National Bank Financial Group. Louis has deep roots in the community he serves and dedicates a great deal of time and energy to the causes he holds dear. He is an inspiration for all Financial Group employees.” said Louis Vachon, President and Chief Executive Officer of National Bank Financial Group, who inaugurated the new branch in Rimouski last Thursday. 

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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 $152 billion in assets and, together with its subsidiaries, employs 18,407 people. The Bank’s securities are listed on the Toronto Stock Exchange (NA:TSX). For more information, visit the Bank’s website at
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Joan Beauchamp
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National Bank Financial Group
Tel.: 514-394-6500