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National Bank Donates $50,000 to Assist the Victims of Hurricane Matthew

Montreal, 7 October 2016 -

National Bank will donate $50,000 to the Canadian Red Cross to support their efforts in helping the victims of Hurricane Matthew.

“The devastation caused by Hurricane Matthew has left thousands of people in need. National Bank is eager to lend its support to the Red Cross and help ensure that immediate assistance is available to those affected. Many of our clients and employees come from the areas damaged by the hurricane and still have family there. Our hearts go out to them,” said Louis Vachon, President and Chief Executive Officer at National Bank.

National Bank will also collect donations from the public in all its Canadian branches, from October 12, to November 12, 2016. Cheques or donations should be made out to the "Canadian Red Cross - Hurricane Matthew Appeal ". The Canadian Red Cross will issue tax receipts for all donations of $20 or more. All donations made at National Bank branches will be sent to the Canadian Red Cross to be used to provide immediate relief to the victims.

In the upcoming days, National Bank MasterCard cardholders will be able to exchange their À la carte reward points, free of charge, for a cash donation to the Canadian Red Cross by visiting

You can also make a donation online at

About National Bank of Canada
With $230 billion in assets as at July 31, 2016, National Bank of Canada, together with its subsidiaries, forms one of Canada’s leading integrated financial groups. The Bank has close to 22,000 employees and is widely recognized as a top employer. The Bank's securities are listed on the Toronto Stock Exchange (TSX: NA). Follow the Bank’s activities at or via social media such as Facebook, LinkedIn and Twitter.

Information: (The telephone number provided below is for the exclusive use of journalists and other media representatives.):

Jean-François Lauzon
Advisor – Public Affairs
National Bank
Tel.: 514-394-6097