May 15, 2008 12:45 ET

National Bank Financial Group donates $35,000 to the Association des soins palliatifs de l'Est du Québec

MONTREAL, QUEBEC--(Marketwire - May 15, 2008) - National Bank of Canada (TSX:NA)

National Bank Financial Group is pleased to donate $35,000 to the Association des soins palliatifs de l'Est du Quebec as part of a fundraising campaign in support of the Maison Marie-Elizabeth, which is planned for construction in spring 2009 in Rimouski.

The mission of the Maison Marie-Elizabeth is to provide a free home-like setting where terminally ill people in the Regional County Municipalities of Rimouski-Neigette and La Mitis can receive care to enhance their quality of life and ease their suffering.

This palliative centre will initially offer six rooms, but will be designed to include nine. It will care for more than 125 patients annually.

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

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 $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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