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National bank’s third annual ski benefit raises $9,000

Quebec, 3 March 2008 -

National Bank is pleased to announce it has donated $9,000 to the Fondation du Centre Psycho-Pédagogique de Québec as part of its third annual ski benefit held at Le Massif de la Petite-Rivière-St-François, in Quebec’s Charlevoix region on February 12.

The proceeds of the event will be used to contribute to the organization’s mission by providing financial support to École Saint-François, the only school in eastern Quebec dedicated to providing daily assistance to 160 young people with significant behavioural difficulties.

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.

A photo is available and may be obtained by contacting Majorie Desrosiers at 418-647-6038.

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From left to right: Alain Brunet, Senior Vice-President, National Bank Insurance and honorary co-president, Sylvain Potvin, member of the board of directors of the Fondation du Centre Psycho-pédagogique de Québec, Diane Déry, Vice-President – Commercial Banking, Quebec City and Eastern Quebec for National Bank, Jean-Marie Guay, General Manager of the Centre Psycho-pédagogique de Québec and Mario Lecaldare, Senior Vice-President – Commercial Banking for National Bank and honorary co-president.

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 $120 billion in assets and, together with its subsidiaries, employs 16,856 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