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National Bank of Canada Celebrates 110 Years in Paris

Montreal et Paris, 3 March 2017 -
Official reception - National Bank of Canada celebrating the 110th anniversary of its Paris office
Photo from the official reception. From left to right: The Honourable Lawrence Cannon, Canadian Ambassador to France and Louis Vachon, President and Chief Executive Officer of National Bank of Canada.

National Bank of Canada is celebrating the 110th anniversary of its Paris office this year. This milestone was highlighted yesterday during a joint reception held by the Bank and the Honourable Lawrence Cannon, Canadian Ambassador to France, at the official residence in the company of clients and partners of the Bank as well as dignitaries.

National Bank of Canada's Paris office opened in 1907 and focuses chiefly on supporting businesses who wish to grow their presence and business abroad, whether in Europe or North America.

"National Bank of Canada was founded by Quebec City business people in 1859 and has always been very involved with businesses. Being open to the world, the Bank quickly sought to expand its horizons and Paris became our first international location," pointed out Louis Vachon, President and Chief Executive Officer of National Bank of Canada, who then went on to add that "supporting our clients in achieving their business and personal projects is one of our priorities."

"For quite some time, the Embassy has endeavoured to support National Bank of Canada and its clients in the development of their businesses in France. The number and quality of guests here tonight is an eloquent testament to this hard work," added Honourable Lawrence Cannon, Canadian Ambassador to France.

Services for newcomers to Canada
National Bank of Canada also offers services to individuals and families wishing to immigrate to Canada. Among others, it offers a special package for newcomers including a unique assistance service offered by phone that makes it easier for immigrants to get settled in Canada.

About National Bank of Canada
National Bank of Canada, together with its subsidiaries, forms one of Canada's leading integrated financial groups. With some 21,000 employees, it offers integrated financial services to consumers, small and medium-sized enterprises and large corporations. The Bank's securities are listed on the Toronto Stock Exchange (TSX: NA) and its head office is located in Montreal. Follow the Bank's activities at or via social media such as Facebook, LinkedIn and Twitter.

Marie-Pierre Jodoin
Senior Manager – Public Affairs
National Bank
Tel.: 514-394-4209