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Invitation to the media Announcement of the winners of the 15th edition of the SMEs of the National Bank

Montreal, 5 November 2008 -

National Bank Financial Group is pleased to invite representatives of the media to the gala evening at which it will be announcing the provincial winners in the 15th edition of the SMEs of the National Bank recognition program.

This event will be the high point of this successful program, and will pay tribute to the top companies in Quebec who have set themselves apart in the following categories: SME, Small Business and Agribusiness SME, as well as the six finalists in the Export SME category.


Friday, November 7, 2008


Montréal Science Centre

2 de la Commune West

Schedule for the evening:


6 p.m.:

Guests arrive and cocktail reception

7 p.m.:

Ceremony to announce the provincial winners

Perspective Hall

8:15 p.m.:

Buffet and musical entertainment

10 p.m.:

Evening ends

Please note that this invitation is valid for one person. Business attire is compulsory. Please confirm your attendance with Valérie Lamarre at 514-394-5000, ext. 2393.

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. 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