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National Bank Financial Group to renew its partnership with the Bell International Challenge

Montréal, 1 October 2008 -

National Bank Financial Group is pleased to support tennis in Quebec by presenting the Bell International Challenge tournament in Quebec City for another three years.

Because sports play a key role in young people’s growth and offer a unique opportunity to develop discipline, perseverance and a drive to succeed, supporting sport- and health-oriented initiatives is a natural role for National Bank Financial Group.  NBFG not only supports numerous organizations active in these sectors, but is also a major partner in promoting tennis throughout Quebec.

In addition to the Bell International Challenge, NBFG sponsors the Rogers Cup in Montreal as well as several Tennis Canada tournaments and the International Junior Tennis Open in Repentigny.

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

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

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