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National Bank Financial Group donates $100,000 to The Banff Centre

Montreal, 6 October 2008 -

National Bank Financial Group is pleased to donate $100,000 to The Banff Centre.

The Financial Group’s donation will be used for the construction of the new Kinnear Centre for Creativity and Innovation, an iconic building that will be located in the physical and intellectual core of The Banff Centre campus. It will offer a unique multi-disciplinary learning environment for leaders in the arts, communities and businesses from across Canada and beyond to collaborate on innovations and solutions that will enrich their communities.

Founded in 1933, The Banff Centre is a globally respected arts, cultural, and multi-program educational institution and a large conference facility located in Banff, Alberta.

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