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National Bank donates $300,000 to Toronto’s Hospital for Sick Children

Montreal, 23 January 2008 -

National Bank is proud to announce that it is donating $300,000 to Toronto’s Hospital for Sick Children, a world leader in children’s health, education and research. The Bank’s donation is part of the organization’s fundraising drive for 2007-2010.

The Bank’s donation will be allocated to the Hospital’s Centre for Brain & Behaviour to continue its clinical, research and educational activities. The Centre’s mission is to advance the integration of research, clinical care, education and outreach to improve the health and quality of life of children who suffer from neurological or psychiatric disorders.

In 2007, the Bank and its subsidiaries, through corporate donations, sponsorships, in-branch fundraising activities and various benefit events, gave more than $20 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. The 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 $113 billion in assets and, together with its subsidiaries, employs 16,863 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.

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

Denis Dubé
Director, Public Relations Department
National Bank of Canada
Tel.: 514-394-8644