March 14, 2008 08:53 ET

National Bank Donates $500,000 to the Fondation du Centre hospitalier universitaire de Quebec

MONTREAL, QUEBEC--(Marketwire - March 14, 2008) - National Bank (TSX:NA) is pleased to announce that it will be donating $500,000 to the Fondation du Centre hospitalier universitaire de Quebec (CHUQ) at the Bal des Grands Romantiques in Quebec City tonight as part of the foundation's 2007-2012 fundraising campaign.

The Fondation du CHUQ will use the funds collected during the campaign to finance projects related to research, vascular health, pharmacy modernization, the fight against cancer and the introduction of pediatric cardiac surgery.

Every year, the Bank contributes to various fundraising campaigns held by hospital centres so that they can offer quality services to all Canadians. "We are proud to help the Fondation du CHUQ achieve its campaign objectives. With this second donation, the Bank will have contributed just over $800,000 to the Fondation du CHUQ in the past seven years," said Yannik Laurin, National Bank Vice-President - Sales and Personal Banking, Quebec City and Eastern Quebec, and member of the board of directors of the Fondation.

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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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 $120 billion in assets and, together with its subsidiaries, employs 16,856 people. The Bank's securities are listed on the Toronto Stock Exchange (TSX:NA). For more information, visit the Bank's website at

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