January 29, 2008 08:00 ET

National Bank and its Employees Donate $1,276,898 to Centraide of Greater Montreal

National donations to Centraide/United Way total close to $2.6 million

MONTREAL, QUEBEC--(Marketwire - Jan. 29, 2008) - National Bank of Canada (TSX:NA) had the honour of presenting Centraide of Greater Montreal with a cheque for $1,276,898 at the unveiling of the results of the 2007 campaign. This amount represents funds collected from active and retired employees in the Greater Montreal area as well as a corporate donation from the Bank.

"For more than 30 years, the employees of National Bank have been actively involved in Centraide/United Way campaigns across Canada. I'd like to thank them personally for their generosity. Their efforts enable us to continually increase our contribution from one year to the next," stated Louis Vachon, National Bank President and Chief Executive Officer.

"The Bank's corporate culture encourages cooperation, promotes synergy and fosters employee engagement. This is aptly demonstrated by our successful campaigns, year after year, for Centraide/United Way in particular," added Mr. Vachon.


Across Canada, the employees of National Bank and most of its subsidiaries, including National Bank Financial, also participated in their local Centraide/United Way fundraising campaigns. Their contributions, combined with the Bank's corporate donation, amounted to $2,598,499 and will benefit the various chapters of Centraide/United Way throughout the country.

In 2007, the Bank and its subsidiaries, through corporate donations, sponsorships, in-branch fundraising activities and various benefit events, gave more than $20 million to hundreds of Canadian education, health care, cultural and community organizations.

More information on the many causes and projects the Bank supports as part of its commitment to the communities it serves can be found in the Bank's Social Responsibility Report on its website 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. 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 more than $113 billion in assets and, together with its subsidiaries, employs 16,863 people. The Bank's securities are listed on the Toronto Stock Exchange (NA:TSX). For more information, visit the Bank's website at

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    Denis Dube
    Director, Public Relations Department