National Bank's Economic and Financial Outlook ' Summer 2004

Montreal, 17 June 2004 - 

Clément Gignac, Chief Economist at National Bank, will present the summer 2004 edition of National Bank's “Economic and Financial Outlook – Summer 2004”on Tuesday, June 22, 2004.

WHAT: Audio webcast of the “Economic and Financial Outlook”- Summer 2004

WHO: Clément Gignac, Chief Economist at National Bank and Senior Vice-President and Strategist at National Bank Financial

WHEN:  Tuesday, June 22 at 10:00 a.m. and any time thereafter

WHERE: On National Bank's website at: www.nbc.ca\economicoutlook

DURATION:  20 minutes

LANGUAGES: English and French

INTERVIEWS:  Clément Gignac will be available on June 22 for individual interviews

About National Bank of Canada

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. 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. National Bank has assets of over $81 billion and, together with its subsidiaries, employs more than 17,000 people. The Bank's securities are listed on the Toronto Stock Exchange (NA:TSX). For more information, visit the Bank's website at www.nbc.ca.

Information (the telephone number and e-mail address provided below are for the exclusive use of journalists and other media representatives):

Denis Dubé
Director – Public Relations
National Bank of Canada
Tel.: (514) 394-8644