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National Bank Financial Group and its employees donate $2,808,301 to United Way

Montreal, 25 January 2011 -

National Bank Financial Group is proud to announce that its 2010 annual fundraising campaign for United Way of Canada has raised more than $2.8 million. This amount was reached as a result of the huge effort made by current and retired employees, as well as a corporate donation from the Financial Group.

The funds will be used to support numerous programs and social services concentrated in sectors that require the most attention in the community, in order to have a positive impact on the lives of all Canadians.

"National Bank Financial Group has been supporting United Way of Canada for more than 35 years," explained Financial Group President and CEO Louis Vachon. "In 2010, our current and retired employees have once again shown tremendous generosity and solidarity to help improve the lives of Canadians from coast to coast."

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

For more information on the many causes and projects that the Financial Group supports as part of its commitment to the communities, please consult our Social Responsibility Report at

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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 over $145 billion in assets and, together with its subsidiaries, employs 18,322 people. The Bank’s securities are listed on the Toronto Stock Exchange (NA:TSX). For more information, visit the Bank’s website at To access National Bank Financial Group’s financial education portal, visit

Information (The telephone number provided below is for the exclusive use of journalists and other media representatives.):

Claude Breton
Senior Manager, Public Affairs
National Bank Financial Group
Tel.: 514-394-8644