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National Bank donates $150,000 to the Fondation du Centre Normand-Léveillé

Montreal, 17 March 2005 -

National Bank is proud to make a $150,000 donation to the Fondation du Centre Normand-Léveillé to support the organization in its mission. This donation is made as part of the foundation’s 2004-2008 fund raising campaign, which is chaired by Louis Vachon, Chairman of the Board of National Bank Financial Group and Natcan Investment Management.

“The Centre Normand-Léveillé gives individuals living with physical, intellectual or sensory disabilities access to secure, adapted services that promote their personal development, while affording a temporary respite to their care givers. The centre is an essential community resource, which is why I was pleased to become involved in this fund raising campaign,” explained Mr. Vachon.

The Centre Normand-Léveillé is located in Saint-Charles-de-Drummond and each year welcomes thousands of people of all ages from Montérégie and the Granby, Victoriaville, Montreal and Sherbrooke areas, offering them a place where they can take part in a variety of social, cultural and sports activities. The funds raised during the campaign will be used to carry out renovations, consolidate existing activities and increase the centre’s capacity.

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 www.nbc.ca

Caption:  National Bank has made a $150,000 donation to the Fondation du Centre Normand-Léveillé. In the photo (left to right): Raynald Laliberté, Regional Manager – Wealth Management at National Bank, Chairman of the Board of Directors of the Fondation Normand Léveillé, and  founding president of the Centre; and Louis Vachon, Chairman of the Board of National Bank Financial Group and Natcan Investment Management, and Chairman of the foundation’s fund raising campaign.

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 www.nbc.ca

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National Bank of Canada
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