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National Bank Financial Group donates $55,000 to 12 Quebec-based organizations

Montreal, 20 August 2008 -

National Bank Financial Group is pleased to announce that it is donating $55,000 raised through its 16th annual Commercial Banking Specialized Groups golf tournament to 12 Quebec-based organizations.

The tournament was held on Tuesday, August 19 at the Saint-Raphaël Golf Club on Île Bizard and included 300 participants, most of them clients from the Montreal area and members of the Group’s senior management.

The donation will be shared among the organizations and will help them to carry on their work in areas that include health and community outreach:

•  The Montreal Fluency Centre
•  Fondation Arion
•  Fondation CLSC Vallée des Patriotes
•  The Children’s Aid Foundation
•  Fondation de l'Ataxie Charlevoix-Saguenay
•  The Diabetic Children’s Foundation (Quebec)
•  YWCA
•  Fondation Lucie Bruneau
•  Fondation Scolaire de Laval
•  Hebrew Academy
•  Welcome Home Mission
•  Ma Petite École Montessori

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.

Caption
From left to right: David Pinsonneault, Vice-President, Commercial banking - Specialized Groups and Louis Vachon, President and Chief Executive Officer of National Bank Financial Group, Charles Caruana of Constructions Louibourg Inc. representing Welcome Home Mission, Jean Groleau of Fraser Milner Casgrain representing the Fondation de l'Ataxie Charlevoix-Saguenay, Mario Lecaldare, Senior Vice-President, Commercial Banking and Lucie Thérien, Section Manager, Commercial banking - Specialized Groups both from the Financial Group and Fernand Leblanc of Acmon Inc. representing the Diabetic Children’s Foundation (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 www.nbc.ca.

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

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