Press Releases

National Bank Teams up Again with Virginie

Montreal, 13 September 2004 -

With Virginie back for a new season this fall, National Bank is pleased to announce that it will resume its partnership with Les Productions Aetios and Société Radio-Canada, responsible respectively for producing and airing the popular French-language TV series.

Given the huge success of the Virginie Bursary Program in 2003-2004, National Bank is proud to once again offer its support to young people by helping them carry out their special projects and make their dreams come true.  This year, National Bank is the exclusive partner of Mon premier rôle dans Virginie, a contest to cast budding actors in their first TV role on Virginie and a new bursary program to be launched in January 2005.

National Bank wants to play a key role in the community.  This renewed commitment is evidence of the importance it places on learning and of its desire to encourage young people to pursue their education.

About the National Bank of Canada

National Bank of Canada is an integrated group which 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. The 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. The National Bank has assets of  $84 billion and, together with its subsidiaries, employs close to 17,000 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.

Information: (The telephone number and e-mail address provided below are for the exclusive use of journalists and other media representatives.)

Denis Dubé
Manager, Public Relations Department
National Bank of Canada
Tel.: (514) 394-8644