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National Bank Offers You the Chance to Rally With Tennis Legends

Thursday, July 26, 2012

National Bank Offers You the Chance to Rally With Tennis Legends14:28 EDT Thursday, July 26, 2012MONTREAL, QUEBEC--(Marketwire - July 26, 2012) - National Bank (TSX:NA), official presenter of the Rogers Cup for the eighth year in Montreal, invites you to a unique event: the once-in-a-lifetime chance to hit a few balls with tennis greats Martina Navratilova or Jim Courier, right in downtown Montreal. Not only will you face off against one of these pros on a special court, but you and two friends can have the experience immortalized in a photograph with your famous opponent. To participate in the online contest, go to www.lacoupeaucentreville.com.Other free activities - offered by National Bank in collaboration with Tennis Canada and Rogers - will be taking place at this event: live performances by the Montreal band Take the Night and singer Ariane Moffatt, a barbecue and the official draw ceremony to determine the first round matches for the 2012 Rogers Cup. To catch all the action, join us on Monday, August 6 at Place du Canada (corner of Peel and René-Lévesque), from 11 a.m. to 2 p.m.Every year, through its donations and sponsorships program and the initiatives of its employees, National Bank helps support hundreds of organizations across Canada. It focuses primarily on four main areas of activity - health, education, arts and culture, and community outreach - with the goal of generating positive benefits for communities. To find out more about National Bank's involvement in the community, consult its Social Responsibility Report at www.nbc.ca/socialresponsibility.About National Bank of Canada With $176 billion in assets as at April 30, 2012, National Bank of Canada (www.nbc.ca), together with its subsidiaries, forms one of Canada's leading integrated financial groups, and was 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.The telephone number provided below is for the exclusive use of journalists and other media representatives.FOR FURTHER INFORMATION PLEASE CONTACT: Senior Advisor - Public AffairsJoan BeauchampNational Bank514-394-6500