National Bank Invests $1.2 Million in a New Branch in Gatineau

MONTREAL, June 6, 2013 /CNW Telbec/ - National Bank yesterday reaffirmed its commitment to its clients by opening a new branch at 221-A Boulevard des Grives in Gatineau. This new branch represents a total investment of over $1.2 million for the Bank. As part of the Bank's "One client, one bank" vision, the branch design was based on modern construction requirements, eco-friendly practices and the needs of our clients.

"National Bank regularly reviews its points of sale and markets to see how it can better serve its clients. It is continuously adapting to the business environment and clients' needs. The Bank wishes to maintain a strong presence in Gatineau and the surrounding area, and remain a major economic partner for the region," said Kathleen Zicat, Senior Vice-President - Personal Banking at National Bank.

The new branch's architectural layout is well-lit, clean and welcoming, with four service counters and two ABMs that are accessible 24/7. National Bank has enjoyed an active presence in the Outaouais region for 111 years, thanks to its 13 banking outlets, its loyal employees and its clients.

Our dynamic team of employees who have solid experience in financial advice and transaction services is proud to offer our clients superior service. In addition, the new branch will also be open Saturdays from 10 a.m. to 3 p.m., to better serve its clients.

   Transaction services Advisory services
Monday 10:00 a.m. to 4:00 p.m. 9:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m.
Tuesday 10:00 a.m. to 4:00 p.m. 9:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m.
Wednesday 10:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m. 9:00 a.m. to 8:00 p.m.
Thursday 10:00 a.m. to 8:00 p.m. 9:00 a.m. to 8:00 p.m.
Friday 10:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m. 9:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m.
Saturday 10:00 a.m. to 3:00 p.m. 10:00 a.m. to 3:00 p.m.

About National Bank's eco-friendly practices
By using a modular space planning approach and adopting sustainable environmental practices, National Bank is committed to being an ecoresponsible leader in Quebec. A growing number of service points have been remodelled to reflect the changing needs of our clients. Furniture, glass doors and ABM front panels are a few examples of architectural components made from sustainable materials that can be reused from one branch to another. These components allow us to reduce construction waste and promote the local economy, while being modular and multipurpose. In addition, millions of KWh have been saved as a result of an innovative energy integration system in branches that centralizes energy management for more than 200 service points by using a web interface.

About National Bank of Canada
With $185 billion in assets as at April 30, 2013, National Bank of Canada (, together with its subsidiaries, forms one of Canada's leading integrated financial groups, and was 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

For further information:

(The telephone number provided below is for the exclusive use of journalists and other media representatives.):

Arianne Valiquette
Project Leader - Event Marketing
National Bank
Tel.: 514-412-3732


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