National Bank to collect donations for the victims of the Horn of Africa Drought

Montreal, 4 August 2011 - 

National Bank will collect donations to the Canadian Red Cross from August 5 to September 16, 2011 to support the organization’s relief efforts for the victims of the drought in Africa.

The public is invited to make a donation at any National Bank branch in Canada. Cheques should be made out to the "Canadian Red Cross, Horn of Africa Drought". The Canadian Red Cross will issue tax receipts for all donations of $10 and more. All donations made at National Bank branches will be sent to the Canadian Red Cross and will be used to provide immediate relief to the victims.

National Bank MasterCard cardholders may, if they wish, exchange their À la carte reward points, free of charge, for a cash donation to the Canadian Red Cross by visiting www.nbcrewards.ca or calling 514-847-8280 or 1-800-341-8083. Donations made between August 5 and September 16, 2011 will all be dedicated to this cause.

For more information, please contact Customer services of National Bank at
514-394-5555 or
1-888-483-5628.

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 $154 billion in assets and, together with its subsidiaries, employs 18,492 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’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
Tel.: 514-394-6500