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National Bank Financial Group campaign to recover used tennis balls: 2008 results

Montreal, 25 September 2008 -

National Bank Financial Group is pleased to present the results of its second campaign to recover used tennis balls. A total of 63,410 used tennis balls were collected thanks to the efforts of participating branches and the generosity of thousands of Quebecers.

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 action, 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.

In 2007, the Bank’s branches collected 53,500 used balls, which were given 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 close to $122 billion in assets and, together with its subsidiaries, employs 17,232 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