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National Bank donates $300,000 to Accueil Bonneau


MONTREAL, Jan. 22, 2013 /CNW Telbec/ - National Bank is proud to take action by pledging $300,000 over five years to Accueil Bonneau. With this donation, the Bank is making a concrete gesture to help people struggling with homelessness achieve residential stability and regain their independence.

"National Bank is deeply committed to supporting the community for several years. Consequently, we are joining forces with Accueil Bonneau's social reintegration program, that plays a vital role in developing and improving our community," stated Ghislain Parent, Chief Financial Officer and Executive Vice-President - Finance and Treasury at National Bank, and Chairman of the Fundraising Committee for the 135(th) anniversary of the Accueil Bonneau.

Every year, through its donations and sponsorships program and the initiatives of its employees, National Bank supports hundreds of organizations across Canada. It is particularly committed to supporting health, education, arts and culture, and community outreach, with the goal of generating positive benefits for communities. To learn more, visit commitment.nationalbank.ca.

About National Bank of Canada With $178 billion in assets as at October 31, 2012, National Bank of Canada (www.nbc.ca), together with its subsidiaries, forms one of Canada's leading integrated financial groups, and was named among the five strongest banks in the world by Bloomberg Markets. The Bank has close to 20,000 employees and is widely recognized as a top employer. Its securities are listed on the Toronto Stock Exchange (TSX: NA). Follow the Bank's activities via social media and learn more about its extensive community involvement at clearfacts.ca and commitment.nationalbank.ca.

(The telephone number provided below is for the exclusive use of journalists and other media representatives.):

Marie-Pierre Jodoin Senior Advisor - Public Affairs National Bank Tel.: 514-394-4209

Image with caption: "On the photo (left to right): Ghislain Parent, Chief Financial Officer and Executive Vice-President - Finance and Treasury at National Bank handed the donation of $300,000 to Danièle Tremblay, Executive Director of Accueil Bonneau Foundation, and to Aubin Boudreau, Executive Director of Accueil Bonneau. (CNW Group/National Bank of Canada)". Image available at: http://photos.newswire.ca/images/download/20130122_C7748_PHOTO_EN_22830.jpg

SOURCE: National Bank of Canada

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CO: National Bank of Canada ST: Quebec NI: FIN FND FLOWS

-0- Jan/22/2013 17:59 GMT

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