July 18, 2005 10:00 ET

National Bank of Canada donates $350,000 to the University of Ottawa's School of Management

OTTAWA, ONTARIO--(CCNMatthews - July 18, 2005) - National Bank of Canada is pleased to support the University of Ottawa's School of Management with a $350,000 donation as part of the "Campaign for Canada's university."

The Bank's contribution will enable the University of Ottawa's School of Management to continue strengthening its reputation and presence within the community. Thanks to the ties maintained between the University of Ottawa and National Bank, the main conference room in the School of Management will be named the National Bank of Canada Conference Room.

"Investing in the education of young adults, whose energy and ambition will shape our future, is in the common interest of both the University of Ottawa and National Bank of Canada. We therefore proudly encourage them to pursue and complete their post-secondary studies and thereby lay the groundwork for building the future of our country," said Peter D. Thompson, Vice-President - Outaouais/Ontario, National Bank.

Through corporate donations, sponsorships, in-branch fundraising activities and various benefit events, the Bank and its subsidiaries gave $12 million in 2004 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, available on its website at

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National Bank of Canada made a $350,000 donation to the University of Ottawa's School of Management as part of the "Campaign for Canada's university." On the photo (from left to right): Jacques Naud, Vice-President - Sales and Service Retail, Ontario and Western Canada region, from National Bank, Micheál J. Kelly, Dean of the University of Ottawa School of Management, and Peter D. Thompson, Vice President - Commercial Banking, Outaouais/Ontario region also from the Bank.

About National Bank

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 customers elsewhere in the world. National Bank offers a full array of banking services, including 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 close to $100 billion in assets and, together with its subsidiaries, employs nearly 17,000 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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  • National Bank of Canada
    Linda Saumur, Administration Manager
    Commercial Banking - Outaouais/Ontario
    (613) 238-3535