National Bank Financial Group: proud to be a partner of the Entreprise Collective exhibition

Montreal, 24 May 2011 - 

National Bank Financial Group is proud to be a part of the Entreprise Collective exhibition, a unique showcase of the art collections of 16 major Quebec corporations. The exhibition will run from May 25 to August 21 at Espace Création, in the Loto-Québec building at 500 Sherbrooke Street West in Montreal.

This exhibition, launched by Loto-Québec in collaboration with the Association des Collections d’entreprises du Québec, includes some 60 works by international-calibre contemporary artists. National Bank Financial Group is participating in this event in order to showcase the quality of the artworks in its collection and allow visitors to experience the depth and scope of Canadian and Quebec art. National Bank Financial Group will exhibit ten works taken from its collection, making it one of the major partners in this event presenting corporate collections.

Entreprise Collective is a peek into the heart of some of the largest corporate art collections in Canada. For National Bank Financial Group, as well as the Association des Collections d’entreprises du Québec, this is a unique event and I am delighted to share with the public these works of art that enrich our work environment,” said Jo-Ann Kane, art historian and Curator of the National Bank Financial Group’s art collection and President of the Association des Collections d’entreprises du Québec.

The works selected from the Financial Group’s collection include those of internationally renowned artists such as Jean-Paul Riopelle, Guido Molinari and Janice Kerbel, which visitors will be able to view in a specially designed space.

About the National Bank Financial Group Collection
With over 7,000 original works of art, the National Bank Financial Group Collection currently ranks as one of the largest corporate collections in Canada. This distinctive collection reflects the history of Quebec and Canadian art from 1895 to the present and includes paintings, prints, drawings, sculptures and photographs. By acquiring artwork, National Bank Financial Group directly supports artists and creators across Canada and fosters a feeling of pride in our collective heritage while shining the spotlight on Canadian talent and enriching the surroundings for thousands of employees and clients
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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
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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