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The 2012 National Bank Duck Race raised more than $88,000!

Montreal, 19 June 2012 -

National Bank is proud to have supported the Lakeshore General Hospital Foundation’s Duck Race for the second year in a row. The 16th edition of this popular West Island event, which took place last Saturday, June 16 at Valois Pool in Pointe-Claire, raised more than $88,000 that will be used to purchase top priority medical equipment for the Lakeshore General Hospital.

“As the event’s title sponsor, National Bank is pleased to have once again contributed to the success of this race which is so important to West Islanders,” said Carole Derome, Regional Manager – Western Montreal for National Bank. “This year, we were involved in many ways: we provided funds to hold the race, awarded a prize worth $1,000, and our employees at the branches and Regional Centre in Western Montreal volunteered their time for selling 2,072 tickets—822 more than last year! We welcomed this opportunity to contribute to the physical and financial well-being of West Island residents.”

National Bank has a large presence in the West Island. Incidentally Mr. Ronsard Fanfan, winner of the National Bank Duck Race grand prize – a 2012 Volkswagen Jetta – had bought his lucky ticket at the National Bank branch located at 5990 Gouin West Boulevard in Montreal. With about 300 employees, some 15 branches and millions of dollars granted in financing, the Bank plays a leading role in the area’s economic development. The Bank is also committed to the West Island’s social development by contributing financially to community events, such as the Duck Race.

Every year, through its donations and sponsorships program and the initiatives of its employees, National Bank helps support hundreds of organizations across Canada. It focuses primarily on four main areas of activity – health, education, arts and culture, and community outreach – with the goal of generating positive benefits for communities. 

To find out more about National Bank’s involvement in the community, visit the Bank’s social commitment portal at www.commitment.nationalbank.ca, or consult its Social Responsibility Report at www.nbc.ca/socialresponsibility.

About National Bank of Canada
With $176 billion in assets as at April 30, 2012, National Bank of Canada (www.nbc.ca), together with its subsidiaries, forms one of Canada’s leading integrated financial groups, and was named among the five strongest banks in the world by Bloomberg Markets. The Bank has close to 20,000 employees and is widely recognized as a top employer. Its securities are listed on the Toronto Stock Exchange (TSX: NA). Follow the Bank’s activities via social media and learn more about its extensive community involvement at clearfacts.ca and commitment.nationalbank.ca.

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

Joan Beauchamp
Senior Advisor – Public Affairs
National Bank
Tel.: 514-394-6500