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National Bank Financial Group recovers used tennis balls

Montreal, 24 July 2008 -

National Bank Financial Group, the presenting sponsor of the Rogers Cup in Montreal, would like to remind the public that it will be recovering used tennis balls at its branches until August 8, 2008.

All tennis balls collected as part of this environmentally conscious initiative will be redistributed to Quebec schools to be placed on the legs of students’ chairs. This initiative, undertaken in response to a real need expressed by our schools, seeks to reduce classroom noise and promote a better learning environment for our children.

The Bank will be encouraging Quebecers to bring their used tennis balls to participating branches during this period and place them in the recycling bins set up for this purpose.

In addition, the public will be able to exchange used tennis balls for new ones at the National Bank kiosk at Uniprix Stadium during the Rogers Cup, from July 26 to August 3.

In 2007, a total of 53,500 tennis balls were collected by the Bank’s branches and distributed to more than 150 primary schools across Quebec.

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

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