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National Bank donates $100,000 to the Fondation Hôtel-Dieu de St-Jérôme

Montreal, 15 March 2005 -

National Bank is pleased to support the Fondation Hôtel-Dieu de St-Jérôme by contributing $100,000 to its five-year fundraising campaign.

The monies raised will mainly be used to purchase specialized equipment for various departments, including ophthalmology, orthopedics, traumatology, cardiology, and surgery.

The Bank is proud to help the Hôtel-Dieu de St-Jérôme reach its financial objectives, and to assist it in offering specialized care and services to the people of the Laurentians region. 

Every year, the Bank gives close to $10 million in donations or sponsorships to many health, education, community assistance and cultural 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

Caption: National Bank has made a $100,000 donation to the Fondation Hôtel-Dieu St-Jérôme.  In the photo (left to right): National Bank representatives Kathleen Zicat, Vice-President – Sales and Personal Banking, Laval/Northern and Western Quebec; Marie-Claude M. Faulkner, Senior Manager – Commercial Banking, Laurentians; Gilles Léonard, Regional Manager – Sales and Personal Banking, Laurentians/Lanaudière;Raymond H. Keroack, Vice-President – Commercial Banking, Laval/North Shore and Abitibi-Témiscamingue and Chair of the fundraising campaign and Aline Desjardins, Executive Director of the Fondation Hôtel-Dieu Saint-Jérôme.

About National Bank
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 customers elsewhere in the world. National Bank offers a full array of banking services, including 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 $90 billion in assets and, together with its subsidiaries, employs close to 17,000 people. The Bank’s securities are listed on the Toronto Stock Exchange (NA: TSX). For more information, visit the Bank’s website at

Information (the telephone number and e-mail address provided below are for the exclusive use of journalists and other media representatives):

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