National Bank Gives $250,000 to the OSMO Foundation to Support the Notman House Project

 National Bank Gives $250,000 to the OSMO Foundation to Support the Notman  House Project  MONTREAL, June 3, 2014 /CNW Telbec/ - National Bank is proud to support  aspiring entrepreneurs by donating $250,000 over five years to the OSMO  Foundation. With these funds, the Notman House, home of the web in Montréal,  can continue fostering the new generation of entrepreneurs in these promising  fields.  "Continuing with the tradition of the business people who created National  Bank, our institution is playing an active role in the creation, growth and  longevity of thousands of businesses. Our support for the OSMO Foundation is  an opportunity for us to connect the past with both the present and future of  Quebec Inc., and the Notman House is the perfect incubator for pooling the  innovative abilities of start-up companies," said Louis Vachon, President and  Chief Executive Officer of National Bank.  By joining forces with the business community, the Bank is confident that we  can help develop talent and encourage business people, both of which are  essential to a dynamic entrepreneurial environment. This is why National Bank  representatives could take part in knowledge sharing sessions with the  technological community organized by the Notman House each week.  This most recent commitment to the Notman project is only one of many other  partnerships that support local entrepreneurs, including:            --  Creating the Institute for Entrepreneurship National Bank-HEC             Montréal following a historic $10 million donation to Campus             Montréal         --  Supporting the Fondation de l'entrepreneurship and its annual             mentorship meeting         --  Presenting the show Dans l'Sil du dragon for a third season         --  Hosting the 20th edition of the National Bank SME Awards,             rewarding Quebec companies for their excellent performance in             five categories.  About National Bank of Canada With $194 billion in assets as at April 30, 2014, National Bank of Canada  (www.nbc.ca), 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 magazine. 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.    SOURCE  National Bank of Canada  (The telephone number provided below is for the exclusive use of  journalists  and other media representatives.)  Jean-François Lauzon Advisor - Public Affairs National Bank Tel.: 514-394-6097  To view this news release in HTML formatting, please use the following URL:  http://www.newswire.ca/en/releases/archive/June2014/03/c8300.html  CO: National Bank of Canada ST: Quebec NI: FIN CHARITY  
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