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National Bank Financial Group reprises partnership with the International Junior Tennis Open in Repentigny

Montreal, 19 August 2008 -

National Bank Financial Group is proud to contribute to the development of tennis in Quebec by reprising its role as title sponsor of the 23rd annual International Junior Tennis Open, to be held in Repentigny, Quebec from August 24 to 30, 2008.

National Bank Financial Group’s partnership with the International Junior Tennis Open reinforces its presence on the Quebec tennis scene. This is the 4th consecutive year that the Bank has sponsored the Rogers Cup in Montreal and it is the main sponsor of the National Bank Circuit, organized by Tennis Canada.

National Bank Financial Group has sponsored the International Junior Tennis Open since 2005. This association with Tennis Canada is a natural extension of the Bank’s longstanding involvement in sports sponsorship to encourage excellence, determination and the training and development of professional and amateur athletes.

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.

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
Senior Manager,
Public Relations Department
National Bank Financial Group
Tel.: 514-394-8644