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National Bank Awarded the Prix Arts-Affaires de Montréal

Montreal, 9 May 2014 -

National Bank is proud to be the recipient of the Prix Arts-Affaires de Montréal in the Enterprise category. The Bank received the award during a ceremony held last night at Usine C for its distinct contribution to the Montreal arts sector.

"It's a great honour for the Bank to receive the Prix Arts-Affaires de Montréal in the Enterprise category," stated Louis Vachon, President and Chief Executive Officer. "The Bank was founded in 1859, and throughout its development, it has contributed to Montreal’s economic and social vitality. In addition to its profound commitment to its clients, shareholders and employees, the Bank also partners with several organizations, most notably in the arts. We are very proud to help make culture even more accessible."

National Bank would like to thank the organizations that supported its nomination. Two official sponsors nominated the Bank for this award: the Pointe-à-Callière Foundation, for which the Bank is a major campaign partner, and the Fondation du Musée d’art contemporain de Montréal, which has had an exclusive partnership with National Bank Private Wealth 1859 for the Collectors Symposium for several years.


From left to right : Louis Vachon, President and Chief Executive Officer of National Bank, and
Michel Leblanc, President and Chief Executive Officer of the Board of Trade of Metropolitan Montreal. (Source: Daniel Marchand)

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Marie-Pierre Jodoin
Senior Advisor – Public Affairs
National Bank
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