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National Bank is Proud to Welcome Tomorrow's Tennis Hopefuls to the International Junior Tennis Open in Repentigny, Quebec

Repentigny, 19 August 2014 -

National Bank invites you to the 29th annual International Junior Tennis Open to be held in Repentigny, Quebec from August 22 to 30 at Parc Larochelle, located at 366 Marquis.

The National Bank International Junior Tennis Open is one of the largest international tennis tournaments and brings together the best players aged 14 to 18 from approximately 30 countries. As the only international class Grade 1 tournament in Canada, the Open is ranked the 4th most important junior tournament in the world by the International Tennis Federation. This competition allows spectators to enjoy thrilling matches featuring the tennis superstars of tomorrow, free of charge!

National Bank is proud to announce that it will be continuing its partnership with the International Junior Tennis Open for the next three years. "National Bank has a longstanding commitment to the future of tennis and the development of Canadian athletes. Our involvement in tennis spans all levels, from programs for beginners to the Rogers Cup tournament, with a view to helping today's rising stars become tomorrow's champions. The Bank's support of the International Junior Tennis Open in Repentigny reflects this commitment to encourage young people to practice sports and inspire them to persevere and strive for excellence. These are qualities that will serve them well both on and off the court," said Sylvie Roy, Regional Vice-President, Montreal East, at National Bank.

Participating in this tournament also gives us another opportunity to promote our On the Ball program for recovering used tennis balls to benefit schools. Over 950,000 tennis balls have been collected since the program was launched in 2006, to the delight of students and teachers. "We aim to close in on 1,000,000 balls this year, and we are confident that we will achieve this goal," added Sylvie Roy.

From August 27 to 30, spectators attending the tournament are invited to donate used tennis balls in the bins placed on the grounds. The balls collected will be distributed to schools where they will be used as chair slippers to reduce noise levels in classrooms and make it easier for children to concentrate and learn. For more information or to order used tennis balls for schools or school boards, go to the site of the National Bank On the Ball Program at nbc.ca/ontheball.

Every year, through its donations and sponsorships program and the initiatives of its employees, National Bank supports hundreds of Canadian organizations that are active in various areas. In addition to its involvement in tennis, the Bank is dedicated to helping young people achieve their full potential through its One for Youth Program. To find out more, visit youth.nationalbank.ca or consult the Social Responsibility Report at nbc.ca/socialresponsibility.

About National Bank of Canada
With $194 billion in assets as at April 30, 2014, National Bank of Canada (nbc.ca), together with its subsidiaries, forms one of Canada’s leading integrated financial groups. 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 clearfacts.ca and commitment.nationalbank.ca.

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

Catherine Deshaies
Advisor – Public Affairs
National Bank
Tel.: 514-394-1320