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National Bank Financial Group at the helm of the bank syndicate responsible for Montreal Canadien’s financing

Montréal, 10 September 2009 -

National Bank Financial Group is proud to contribute to the growth of the Quebec’s historical flagship that is the Montreal Canadien hockey Club.

In taking the lead in financing the team’s recent acquisition by the Molson family, National Bank Financial Group has set up a bank syndicate that includes two other financial institutions.

Serving and responding to the needs of Quebec’s families and businesses for 150 years, National Bank Financial Group is particularly pleased to provide its expertise and know-how to a world-class organisation celebrating its one hundredth anniversary.

About National Bank of Canada
National Bank of Canada, which is celebrating its 150th anniversary in 2009, 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 $135 billion in assets and, together with its subsidiaries, employs 17,772 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
Director, Public Relations
National Bank Financial Group
Tel.: 514-394-8644