National Bank Donates More than $1.6 Million to Centraide of Greater Montreal

Montreal, 22 December 2011 - 

National Bank had the honour of presenting Centraide of Greater Montreal with a cheque for $1,674,302 at the unveiling of the 2011 campaign results. This amount represents funds collected from active and retired employees in the Greater Montreal area, as well as a corporate donation from the Bank.

“At National Bank, the Centraide campaign can count on the generosity and support of thousands of donators and volunteers. I am very proud that so many active and retired employees are involved in this great cause. The fundraising campaign for Centraide of Greater Montreal reflects National Bank’s firm commitment to the cause, giving us first place among banks in Quebec for corporate donations again this year,” said Louis Vachon, President and Chief Executive Officer at National Bank.

National Bank’s 2011 fundraising campaign is still underway in other regions in Canada. The total amount donated to Centraide/United Way will be published in early 2012.

Through its donations and sponsorships program and the initiatives of its employees, National Bank 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. 

More information on the many causes and projects National Bank supports as part of its commitment to the communities it serves can be found in 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 $156 billion in assets and, together with its subsidiaries, employs 19,431 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