National Bank and Aires Libres Continue their Successful Partnership

MONTREAL, May 17, 2013 /CNW Telbec/ - National Bank is proudly renewing its partnership in 2013 with Aires Libres for three additional years. This union, which began in 2010, is just one more example of how the Bank plays a part in making our society more inclusive.

"National Bank is pleased to showcase diverse talents and profiles, and this can be seen through our partnership with Aires Libres, our inclusive human resources practices and our engagement in the community. All these complementary activities and aspects bring great wealth to our organization," said Lise-Anne Amyot, Vice-President - Brand Image and Data Governance at National Bank.

National Bank will once again have a strong presence at this artistic event, which this year runs from May 13 to September 6. The Aire Banque Nationale, which is located at St-Catherine East and Wolfe, features the art installation Trous de mémoire, an original creation designed by the Paprika studio. The new events featured this year include an art contest, and the winner's artwork will be displayed in our Aire in 2014. Lastly, a special mention goes to the brightly-coloured urban makeovers given to locations by Montreal artist Dominique Pétrin. Visitors are invited to discover a part of her spectacular art at the National Bank branch in Place Dupuis, at the corner of St-Catherine East and St-Hubert, as of May 20.

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 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 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 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