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National Bank to Host a Fun-filled Week of Activities at the Rogers Cup

Thursday, August 02, 2012

National Bank to Host a Fun-filled Week of Activities at the Rogers Cup11:37 EDT Thursday, August 02, 2012MONTREAL, QUEBEC--(Marketwire - Aug. 2, 2012) - National Bank (TSX:NA) is proud to be presenting the Rogers Cup in Montreal for the eighth year, and invites the public to join in the free activities offered as part of the tournament from August 4 to 13, 2012.Clearfacts.ca kiosk (August 4 and 5) Alexandre Bilodeau, Canada's Olympic moguls champion and spokesperson for the Bank's clearfacts.ca financial literacy website, will be on hand to greet people at the Clearfacts.ca kiosk between 12:00 noon and 4:00 p.m. Visitors can enjoy a photo opportunity with Alexandre and discover the educational games available on the site. The team at the kiosk at the Uniprix Stadium will offer activities geared to youngsters aimed at teaching them about earning, sharing and investing money.The Cup Comes Downtown/La Coupe au centre-ville (August 6) Come meet tennis legends Martina Navratilova and Jim Courier and players from the Women's Tennis Association at the official launch of the Rogers Cup right in downtown Montreal. A number of activities will take place at Place du Canada (at the corner of Peel and René-Levesque), including music by DJ Take the Night and singer Ariane Moffatt, a BBQ and a live draw to decide the first-round matchups of the 2012 edition of the Rogers Cup presented by National Bank.On the Ball Program (August 4 to 13) For a sixth year, fans are invited to donate their used tennis balls at a booth at the Uniprix Stadium. In return, they will have a chance to win various instant prizes and be eligible for the grand prize: an unforgettable day spent with Aleksandra Wozniak, Canadian tennis champion and On the Ball spokesperson. For more information about the ball recovery program, the contest and the stops on the ball recovery tour, or to order used balls for schools or school boards, visit the Program website at www.nbc.ca/ontheball.On Wednesday, August 8, five young tennis professionals, Aleksandra Wozniak, Stéphanie Dubois, Eugénie Bouchard, Françoise Abanda and Marie-Ève Pelletier, will receive bursaries totalling $50,000 as part of the National Bank Tennis Excellence Fund, to help finance their training and development. On National Bank Day on Saturday, August 11, the first 10,000 visitors through the turnstiles at the stadium will receive a souvenir to help them beat the heat. Lastly, with the Winning Exchange contest (www.winningexchange.ca), you could win tickets to a Rogers Cup match in Montreal, a $15,000 GIC at National Bank, and more!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