May 05, 2008 09:35 ET

National Bank Gives $15,000 to the Fondation Ressources-Jeunesse

MONTREAL, QUEBEC--(Marketwire - May 5, 2008) - National Bank (TSX:NA) is pleased to donate $15,000 to Fondation Ressources-Jeunesse, a not-for-profit organization dedicated to helping young adults in Greater Montreal enter the workforce and find long-term employment.

The Bank's donation will go the organization's Emploi 360 degrees project, which takes a professional job-search approach to supporting young immigrants aged 18 to 35 who have a diploma but no job and helps them become more employable and manage their career.

Since 1979, Fondation Ressources-Jeunesse has been offering young adults an array of services they need to enter the workforce. Its over-90% placement rate is, moreover, one of the highest in Canada.

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

A photo is available and may be obtained by contacting Valerie Lamarre, Public Relations, National Bank at 514-394-5000, ext. 2393.


From left to right: Louis Vachon, President and Chief Executive Officer of National Bank, Daniel Garant, Chairman of the Fondation Ressources-Jeunesse fundraising campaign and Executive Vice-President - Finance and Chief Financial Officer at Hydro-Quebec, and Paule Tardif Delorme, Chief Executive Officer, Fondation Ressources-Jeunesse.

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