National Bank's President and Chief Executive Officer to speak at Scotia Capital Financials Summit

Montreal, 9 September 2002 - 

Réal Raymond, President and Chief Executive Officer of National Bank of Canada will speak tomorrow, September 10, 2002 at the Scotia Capital Financials Summit in Toronto. Mr. Raymond is scheduled to begin his presentation at 1:35 p.m.

Réal Raymond s live audio presentation is accessible via the Investor Relations page of the National Bank web site at under the heading Events.

The presentation slides will be available for viewing and downloading prior to the presentation at approximately 1:00 p.m. tomorrow.

A replay will not be available.

National Bank of Canada is an integrated group which provides comprehensive financial services to consumers, small and medium-sized enterprises and large corporations in its core market, while offering specialized services to its clients elsewhere in the world. The National Bank offers a full array of banking services, including retail, corporate and investment banking. It is an active player on international capital markets and, through its subsidiaries, is involved in securities brokerage, insurance and wealth management as well as mutual fund and retirement plan management. The National Bank has assets of over $75 billion and, together with its subsidiaries, employs over 17,000 people. The Bank s securities are listed on the Toronto Stock Exchange.

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Elaine Carr
Investor Relations
Tel.: (514) 394-0296

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