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Now playing: National Bank partners with La Vitrine

Montreal, 10 October 2007 -

National Bank is proud to contribute to the vitality of the Montreal cultural scene by sponsoring La Vitrine (Montreal’s Cultural Window), a new ticket office located at 145 Ste-Catherine Street West, just steps away from Place des Arts, one of the city’s top entertainment venues.

La Vitrine will allow Montrealers and tourists alike to purchase reduced-rate tickets for cultural events of all types taking place the same day. This new service will give thousands of people greater access to hundreds of events ranging from dance performances to festivals, plays, concerts and exhibits. The concept has been a smashing success for a number of years in several cities, most notably New York, and serves not only to dispose of unsold tickets, but also to boost revenues for cultural businesses.

Helping to establish this ticket office is an important part of the Bank’s commitment to making culture more accessible to Montrealers and the public at large. For National Bank, culture is more than just an intellectual asset, it is also a pillar of economic development and a vital tourist attraction.

In 2006, the Bank and its subsidiaries, through corporate donations, sponsorships, in-branch fundraising activities and various benefit events, gave $19.5 million to hundreds of Canadian education, health care, cultural and community organizations.

More information on the many causes and projects the Bank supports as part of its commitment to the communities it serves can be found in the Bank’s Social Responsibility Report on its website at www.nbc.ca.

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 $124 billion in assets and, together with its subsidiaries, employs 17,169 people. The Bank’s securities are listed on the Toronto Stock Exchange (NA). 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