Press Releases

National Bank to kick off its 4th annual Diversity Week with a wheelchair basketball tournament – all in good fun

Montreal, 7 June 2007 -

National Bank is pleased to invite media representatives to come out and watch as members of the Bank’s senior management team up with disabled athletes for a friendly game of wheelchair basketball on June 11 at 4:00 p.m. at the UQAM Sports Centre.

Comedian and actor Dave Richer, who uses a wheelchair, as well as a number of professional wheelchair basketball players, will also be present at the event.

Date and time: 

June 11, from 4:00 p.m. to 7:00 p.m.

Cocktail reception:

6:30 p.m. 

Location: 

UQAM sports complex
1212 Sanguinet (corner René-Lévesque Blvd.)

On-site interviews:

Alice Keung, Senior Vice-President and Chief Information
Officer – Information Technology at National Bank and
Diversity Week spokesperson will be available for interviews.

National Bank’s Diversity Week, which will take place from June 11 to 15, is intended to raise Bank employees’ awareness of the benefits of diversity and reduce prejudice in the workplace.  The theme of this year’s Diversity Week is “Our differences bring us together.”

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. 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). For more information, visit the Bank’s website atwww.nbc.ca.

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

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