National Bank Launches a Partnership With Opéra de Montréal

MONTREAL, March 13, 2013 /CNW Telbec/ - National Bank is proud to announce a three-year financial partnership with the Young Associates Committee and the Atelier lyrique of Opéra de Montréal. The Bank kicks off its partnership this week by acting as the official presenter of the National Bank Night at the Opera. This spectacular benefit event will take place on Friday, March 15 at 7:30 p.m., amid the sets of the renowned opera Dead Man Walking.

"Promoting the development of young people is a priority for National Bank. It was therefore only natural for us to support the Young Associates and the Atelier lyrique de l'Opéra de Montréal, which both do their part to introducing young people to the world of arts and culture," said Lise-Anne Amyot, Vice-President - Brand Image and Data Governance at National Bank.

The goal of the event is to raise funds to support Opéra de Montréal, and introduce young professionals from the Montreal area to the world of opera or give them an opportunity to rediscover the art form in a completely different kind of setting.

A few tickets, at a cost of $125, are still available on the Opéra de Montréal website (http://www.operademontreal.com/en/support/young-associates). National Bank clients can obtain 20% off the regular price of tickets.

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 commitment.nationalbank.ca.

About the Young Associates of Opéra de Montréal
Formed in 2009 by a group of young professionals, the Young Associates Committee aims to support the Opéra de Montréal's administration in meeting its goals of broadening and renewing its audience, reaching out to the business community, and mobilizing young professionals. Young Associates are in turn provided with unique opportunities for discussion and learning, as well as privileged access to opera.

About National Bank of Canada
With $184 billion in assets as at January 31, 2013, 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 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.

SOURCE: National Bank of Canada

For further information:

(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