National Bank Financial Group Presents Le Festival franco-ontarien Banque Nationale

Montreal, 19 May 2011 - 

National Bank Financial Group is proud to present the 36th edition of the Festival franco-ontarien Banque Nationale, to take place at the Festival Plaza in Ottawa, on June 16, 17 and 18. This year, Quebec songwriter, musician and singer icon Jean-Pierre Ferland will be featured at an exclusive June 18 show.

This three-day music festival held in June every year is known to be a must-see event for Francophones and Francophiles. It showcases a host of French-speaking artists, both local and from afar. The festival provides the opportunity to meet new people, sing along and enjoy a series of original shows.

“National Bank Financial Group has been a major partner of the Festival franco-ontarien since 2007 and is happy to be the presenting sponsor this year,” said Jacques Naud, Vice President, Personal and Commercial Banking for Eastern Ontario. ”The Financial Group has a strong and long-standing commitment to promoting growth and accessibility to the arts and culture.” 

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 area of activity – health, education, arts & 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 it’s 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 $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