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National Bank Financial Group renews its partnership with the Orchestre symphonique de Montréal

Montreal, 24 March 2009 -

National Bank Financial Group is pleased to announce that it has renewed its partnership with the internationally renowned Orchestre symphonique de Montréal, for the next three seasons. The Financial Group will, once again, act as a collaborator until 2012.

To celebrate its150th anniversary in 2009, National Bank Financial Group is proud to present the OSM’s opening concert for the 2009-2010 season, Berlioz’s Requiem.

“National Bank Financial Group is proud to play a part in promoting the OSM’s rich artistic vision,” said Sylvie Roy, Vice-President – Corporate Marketing and Communications. “With this major partnership, we are in the perfect position to shine the spotlight on our orchestra and make its concerts even more accessible.”

The Financial Group will also be the presenting sponsor of the “Rush Hour Concerts at the OSM.” Hosted by André Robitaille, this series of casual concerts gives participants the chance to immerse themselves in the world of well known Quebec personalities, such as actor Marc Labrèche and singer-songwriter Michel Rivard, by experiencing their musical favourites, right after work.

In 2008, through its donations and sponsorships program and the initiatives of its employees, National Bank Financial Group helped support hundreds of organizations across Canada. It focused primarily on four main areas of activity – health, education, arts and culture, and community outreach – with the goal of generating positive spinoffs for communities.

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 Financial Group’s Social Responsibility Report on its website at www.nbc.ca

About National Bank of Canada
National Bank of Canada, which is celebrating its 150th anniversary in 2009, is an integrated group that 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 $137 billion in assets and, together with its subsidiaries, employs 17,199 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
National Bank Financial Group
Tel.: 514-394-8644