National Bank and Nature Conservancy Canada Host an Enriching Experience at the Green-Mountains Nature Reserve in the Eastern Townships

MONTREAL, June 5, 2013 /CNW Telbec/ - In 2011, National Bank became an important partner of the Nature Conservancy of Canada by agreeing to donate $250,000 towards the protection of natural areas with exceptional ecological importance and by participating in the Conservation Volunteers program.

National Bank and the Nature Conservancy of Canada are underscoring their partnership by inviting you on Saturday, June 15, from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m., to be a part of an amazing conservation experience by helping catalogue stream salamanders in the Green-Mountains Nature Reserve. A biologist will be the guide for the event to inform volunteers and help them identify and take statistics on the salamanders.

"National Bank stands out for the major partnerships it has developed over the years with various organizations and businesses that share its goal of contributing to sustainable development in communities. Our partnership with the Nature Conservancy of Canada is a clear example of our commitment. The event we are inviting you to on June 15 is yet other chance to do something positive for the environment," declared Carole Girardin, Regional Vice-President, Eastern Townships/Amiante at National Bank.

"The Nature Conservancy of Canada would like to thank National Bank for its generous contribution and its involvement in this activity. The Bank's participation will allow the organization to carry out an important part of its mission, which is to manage the natural areas it protects and monitor endangered species," said Nathalie Zinger, Vice-President of the Nature Conservancy of Canada in Quebec.

Registration is mandatory
Space is limited to participants 13 and older. To sign up and find out more about this activity or any other activities in Quebec, go to www.conservationvolunteers.ca. If you have any questions, please write to quebec@conservationvolunteers.ca or call 1-877-876-5444, ext. 296.

The Nature Conservancy of Canada (NCC) is the nation's leading not-for-profit, private land conservation organization, working to protect our most important natural areas and the plants and animals they sustain. Since 1962, NCC and its partners have helped to protect more than 2.6 million acres (1 million hectares), coast to coast, including almost 65,000 acres (27,000 hectares) in Quebec. Through strong partnerships, NCC works to safeguard our natural areas so that our children and grandchildren will have the chance to enjoy them. The organization works closely with landowners, private and public organizations, other conservation groups, local communities and governments. To learn more visit: www.natureconservancy.ca

About National Bank of Canada
With $185 billion in assets as at April 30, 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 numbers provided below are for the exclusive use of journalists and other media representatives.):

Jean-François Lauzon
Advisor - Public Affairs
National Bank
Tel.: 514-394-6097

Elizabeth Sbaglia
Communications manager
Nature Conservancy of Canada - Quebec region
Tel. : 514 876-1606, ext 240
Elizabeth.sbaglia@conservationdelanature.ca