National Bank's President and Chief Executive Officer to Speak at CIBC World Markets Frontenac Institutional Investor Conference

Montreal, 16 September 2003 - 

Réal Raymond, President and Chief Executive Officer of National Bank of Canada will speak Thursday, September 18, 2003 at the CIBC World Markets Frontenac Institutional Investor Conference in Quebec City. Mr. Raymond is scheduled to begin his presentation at 9:10 a.m.

Réal 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 Events. The presentation slides will be available for viewing and downloading prior to the presentation as of 8:30 a.m. Thursday.

The audio archive will be available for a three month period.

Source: Elaine Carr, Director, Investor Relations, (514) 394-0296, investorrelations@nbc.ca