National Bank's President and Chief Operating Officer to Speak at National Bank Financial Focus 2002 Investment Seminar

Montreal, 6 February 2002 - 

Réal Raymond, President and Chief Operating Officer of National Bank of Canada will speak tomorrow, February 7, 2002 at the National Bank Financial Focus 2002 Investment Seminar in Montreal. Mr. Raymond is scheduled to begin his presentation at 8:05 a.m.

Mr. Raymond's live audio presentation is accessible via the Investor Relations page of the National Bank web site at www.nbc.ca/investorrelations under the heading Investor Presentation. The presentation slides will be available for viewing and downloading prior to the presentation at approximately 7:30 a.m. tomorrow, February 7th.

A replay will not be available.

Source: Elaine Carr, Director, Investor Relations, (514) 394-0296, elaine.carr@bnc.ca