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National Bank to collect used tennis balls

Montreal, 6 June 2007 -

·  An eco-friendly initiative to promote a better learning environment for our children

National Bank is once again teaming up with Tennis Canada as a presenting sponsor of the Rogers Cup, to be held in Montreal from August 4 to 12, 2007. In the spirit of this partnership, from June 11 to July 13, the Bank will have special bins available in its Quebec branches to collect used tennis balls for recycling.

All tennis balls collected as part of this environmentally conscious initiative will be redistributed by Quebec school boards to be placed on the legs of students’ chairs. This will help reduce classroom noise and promote a better learning environment for our children.

Each tennis ball that you recycle will not only improve the quality of life for our children, it will also earn you a chance to win one of four VIP packages to the Rogers Cup, or one of 16 Wilson tennis racket and ball sets. Each VIP package is valued at approximately $1,100 and includes:

  • A pair of level-200 tickets to the semi-final matches on the evening of Saturday, August 11 and the final match on Sunday, August 12 of the Rogers Cup at Uniprix Stadium in Montreal
  • Double-occupancy accommodations at the Fairmont The Queen Elizabeth Hotel for the night of August 11
  • Dinner on Saturday night and brunch on Sunday at Club Platine at Uniprix Stadium

The draw will be held on July 20. Recycle to give our children a better learning environment by visiting a National Bank branch near you!

For contest rules and a list of National Bank branch addresses, go to: www.nbc.ca/recycling.

About 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. National Bank has more than $130 billion in assets and, together with its subsidiaries, employs 16,852 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 provided below is for the exclusive use of journalists and other media representatives.):                    

Denis Dubé
Director – Public Relations
National Bank of Canada
Tel.: (514) 394-8644