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Over $1 million donated to Centraide of Greater Montreal by National Bank and its employees

Montreal, 20 December 2005 -

National Bank of Canada had the honour of presenting Centraide of Greater Montreal with a contribution of $1,123,265 to the 2005 campaign.  This amount represents funds collected from both active and retired employees in the Greater Montreal area as well as a corporate donation from the Bank.

“Once again this year, credit for the campaign’s success goes to our employees and campaign organizers.  They’re the ones who keep coming up with novel and ingenious ways of encouraging everyone to give.  Thanks to their hard work and commitment, we’ve been able to reach new records in giving year after year,” stated Réal Raymond, National Bank’s President and Chief Executive Officer.

National Bank has been proudly helping Centraide of Greater Montreal to achieve its objectives since 1975.  This unwavering commitment demonstrates the importance the Bank places on contributing to the well-being of the communities of which it is a part.

National Bank employees across Canada also participated in local fundraising campaigns.  Their contributions, combined with the Bank’s corporate donation, amounted to close to $2 million – a 14.5% increase over the total for 2004 – which went to benefit to various chapters of Centraide/United Way all over the country.

A photo is available and may be obtained by contacting Public Relations. 

(From left to right), National Bank employee Centraide campaign collaborator Nicole Chandonnet, Bank president and CEO Réal Raymond, president and executive director of Centraide of Greater Montreal Michèle Thibodeau-DeGuire, and employee Centraide campaign coordinator Robert Marchand.

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 close to $108 billion in assets and, together with its subsidiaries, employs nearly 16,890 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 Department
National Bank of Canada
Tel.: (514) 394-8644