National Bank Recognized as Outstanding Enterprise of the Year in Philanthropy

National Bank Recognized as Outstanding Enterprise of the Year in Philanthropy 
MONTREAL, Nov. 15, 2013 /CNW Telbec/ - National Bank is proud to have received 
the Outstanding Enterprise of the Year in Philanthropy award in the "over 250 
employees" category from the Quebec chapter of the Association of Fundraising 
Professionals at the Omni Mont-Royal hotel. 
"It is a great honour for National Bank to receive this award on National 
Philanthropy Day. This recognition for the commitment that the Bank and its 
employees show to their communities is very motivating. They devote many hours 
to organizing events and collecting donations, and this award acknowledges the 
impressive support they give to the community," said Diane Giard, Executive 
Vice-President - Personal and Commercial Banking at National Bank. 
From among the many initiatives that led to the Bank receiving this award, the 
launch of the One for Youth program undoubtedly highlighted the Bank's 
commitment in 2013. The approach of this program illustrates how inventive and 
hands-on National Bank's charitable efforts are. In order to effectively align 
our community involvement with local needs, the Bank set up 12 regional 
committees across Canada to select organizations with youth initiatives. The 
regional committees recently selected 104 organizations, out of the more than 
1,600 applications, that will share the $1 million raised, so that they can 
implement inspiring youth-related projects. 
In addition to launching the One for Youth program this year, the Bank was 
also involved in various initiatives and continued support campaigns, 
including the following: 

    --  The Institute for Entrepreneurship National Bank-HEC Montréal,
        devoted to entrepreneurship, up and coming entrepreneurs and
        families in business
    --  National Bank On the Ball program, which involves recovering
        used tennis balls to place them on the legs of classroom
        chairs, creating an environment that is conducive to learning
        (750,000 balls have been collected to date)
    --  For the past 10 years, National Bank has been giving financial
        support to organizations to which the Bank's employees and
        retirees dedicate their time through its Volunteer Program
    --  National Bank's Leap to Success program allows young people to
        meet with National Bank mentors who want to give them tips and
        share their experience in order to encourage young people's
        entrepreneurial spirit.
    --  National Bank also gets involved with the United Way/Centraide
        yearly campaign. Last year, the Bank's employees and retirees
        donated more than $3.4 million to the organization, making
        National Bank the largest corporate donor for United

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 find out more, visit

About National Bank of Canada
With $187 billion in assets as at July 31, 2013, National Bank of Canada 
( together with its subsidiaries, forms one of Canada's leading 
integrated financial groups, and has been named among the 20 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 and

SOURCE  National Bank of Canada 
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and other media representatives.) : 
Jean-François Lauzon Advisor - Public Affairs National Bank Tel.: 514-394-6097 
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