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Anges Québec concludes a partnership with National Bank

Quebec City, 16 April 2013 -

Anges Québec is pleased with the new partnership concluded with National Bank to support entrepreneurship and innovative Quebec companies. Under the three-year partnership, the two organizations will provide entrepreneurs with their combined expert advice to optimize the success of businesses supported by members of Anges Québec.

François Gilbert, CEO of Anges Québec, said: “We’re very pleased that a large economic institution like National Bank is teaming up with our network. This is a vote of confidence in the system that we set up to support Quebec companies, and it’s also recognition of the importance of the work accomplished by our members, who invest time and money in the businesses that they believe in. The Bank shares our vision and our desire to favour entrepreneurship and development of businesses. Entrepreneurs will certainly benefit from this association, which strengthens our network.”

This partnership is part of National Bank’s desire to encourage business development by guiding businesses through the startup phase. To this end, Jacques Deforges, Senior Vice-President, Commercial Banking and International, said: “In 154 years, National Bank has participated in the foundation and growth of thousands of businesses. It’s among the architects of Québec Inc. and remains a partner of choice for businesses of all sizes. In this regard, it’s natural for the Bank to team up with Anges Québec, since their networking model offers significant economic leverage for local businesses.”

About Anges Quebec
Anges Québec is a network of 120 private investors that identifies, finances and coaches innovative Quebec companies with high growth potential. Anges Québec members invest their capital and expertise in the most promising startup companies. In this capacity, Anges Québec works closely with key Quebec organizations interested in the development and growth of technological innovations.

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About National Bank of Canada
With $184 billion in assets as at January 31, 2013, National Bank of Canada (, together with its subsidiaries, forms one of Canada’s leading integrated financial groups, and was named among the five strongest banks in the world by Bloomberg Markets. The Bank has close to 20,000 employees and is widely recognized as a top employer. Its securities are listed on the Toronto Stock Exchange (TSX: NA). Follow the Bank’s activities via social media and learn more about its extensive community involvement at and

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

François Gilbert

Marie-Pierre Jodoin


Senior Advisor – Public Affairs

Anges Québec

National Bank

Tel.: 418-261-0011

Tel.: 514-394-4209