National Bank Financial Group Donates $15,000 to the Fondation OLO for healthy babies

Montreal, 6 May 2011 - 


National Bank Financial Group is pleased to donate $15,000 to celebrate the 20th anniversary of Fondation OLO, which provides pregnant women in financial difficulty with the nourishment they need to give birth to healthy babies.

Over the many years that the Financial Group has been a partner of Fondation OLO, it has donated more than $130,000 to the cause. Thanks to the support of the Financial Group and a number of other partners, women registered in the OLO program can improve their diet during pregnancy and therefore contribute significantly to the good health of their baby.

“In honour of Mother’s Day, National Bank Financial Group is taking action to improve the health of future mothers in Quebec who are in financial difficulty, so that they give birth to healthy babies,” stated Jean-Philippe Bernard, Commercial Banking Manager – NPO, at National Bank Financial Group.

One in five women in Quebec go through pregnancy in poverty. Under these conditions, malnutrition is a serious health risk for thousands of newborns.To celebrate its 20th anniversary, Fondation OLO is encouraging people to participate in its online campaign by viewing video clips at www.olo.ca. Every time someone watches one of these clips, Agropur and the Fédération des producteurs d’œufs de consommation du Québec, two long-standing and generous partners, donate four litres of milk and four eggs to Fondation OLO. So every click can make a difference!

Through its donations and sponsorships program and the initiatives of its employees, National Bank Financial Group helps support hundreds of organizations across Canada. 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 Fondation OLO
Since it was founded in 1991, Fondation OLO has contributed to the good health of 150,000 babies by providing one egg, a litre of milk, a glass of orange juice and vitamin and mineral supplements on a daily basis to pregnant women who are socially and economically underprivileged.
Fondation OLO is the only province-wide not-for-profit organization in Quebec that helps make sure that babies are born healthy.

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 $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 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