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National Bank Financial Group gives $25,000 to the Centre culturel de Drummondville

Montreal, 12 June 2008 -

National Bank Financial Group is pleased to contribute $25,000 to the Centre culturel de Drummondville as part of the Centre’s major fund-raising campaign for 2008-2012.

The Financial Group’s donation will be used primarily to help modernize the Centre’s auditorium and public areas, and also to acquire high-tech equipment for stage productions.

Inaugurated in 1967, the Centre culturel de Drummondville boasts a theatre, art gallery and pool and has a mandate to promote the development of visual and performing arts in and around Drummondville and encourage participation in aquatic activities.

In 2007, through corporate donations, sponsorships, in-branch fundraising activities and various benefit events, National Bank Financial Group 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 Financial Group 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 can be obtained by contacting Valérie Lamarre, Public Relations Department, National Bank Financial Group, at 514-394-5000, ext. 2393.

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Left to right: Roland Janelle, Managing Director of the Corporation du Centre culturel de Drummondville;Louise Simard, Vice-President – Commercial Banking, Bois-Francs/Drummond/Eastern Townships and Mauricie, National Bank Financial Group; Brian Illick, President, Assuraction Pepin Assurance Inc. and Chair of the 2008-2012 fundraising campaign for the Centre culturel de Drummondville; and Martin Tourigny, Manager – International Trade, National Bank Financial Group and member of the Centre’s 2008-2012 Campaign Cabinet.

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 $123 billion in assets and, together with its subsidiaries, employs 17,093 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 Financial Group
Tel.: 514-394-8644