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National Bank employees and retirees donate some $3.6 Million to United Way/Centraide

Montreal, 30 January 2018 -
United Way Campaign 2017 National Bank

Representatives from National Bank, United Way/Centraide and community groups had a ton of reasons to celebrate: some $3.6 million was raised to improve the quality of life of people across the country. (Source: Maxime Côté)

National Bank employees and retirees once again rallied to support United Way/Centraide by donating some $3.6 million. Over $16 million in donations has been collected over the past five years.


  • This donation of some $3.6 million includes contributions from thousands of Bank employees and retirees across Canada, plus a corporate donation.
  • The Bank's 40th United Way/Centraide campaign was led by four campaign co-governors:
    • Laurent Ferreira – Executive Vice-President and Managing Director, Derivatives and Equities, Financial Markets
    • Nancy Paquet – Vice-President, Investment
    • Laurent Blanchard – President, National Bank Direct Brokerage
    • Adam Schlesinger – Chief Data Officer
  • During the 2017 campaign, Bank employees and retirees once again rallied behind the cause by:
    • Leveraging their talent
    • Using a mobile payment solution prototype to collect funds
    • Organizing activities through the Bank's internal diversity networks
    • Dedicating time to the campaign committee
    • Using enterprise social network to promote the campaign in all Bank units Canada-wide
    • Participating in the Centraide Cup, where teams won in both the recreational and elite categories


About National Bank of Canada
With $246 billion in assets as at October 31, 2017, National Bank of Canada, together with its subsidiaries, forms one of Canada's leading integrated financial groups. It has more than 21,000 employees in knowledge-intensive positions and has been recognized numerous times as a top employer and for its commitment to diversity. Its 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.

For more information:
Jean-François Lauzon
Advisor, Public Affairs
National Bank
Tel.: 514-394-6097

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