National Bank’s President and CEO Réal Raymond to Speak at RBC Capital Markets Canadian Bank CEO Conference

Montreal, 9 January 2006 - 

Réal Raymond, President and Chief Executive Officer of National Bank of Canada is scheduled to participate in a question and answer session at the RBC Capital Markets Canadian Bank CEO Conference in Toronto on January 11, 2006 between 11:25 a.m. and 12:00 p.m. (EST).

Investors and medias may listen to the session live via webcast on the Investor Relations page of the National Bank web site at www.nbc.ca/investorrelations under the heading Events.

An archived version of the audio webcast will then be available for a 30 day period.

About National Bank
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 customers elsewhere in the world. National Bank offers a full array of banking services, including 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 close to $108 billion in assets and, together with its subsidiaries, employs 16,890 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 provided below is for the exclusive use of journalists and other media representatives):

Hélène Baril
Director, Investor Relations
National Bank of Canada
Tel.: (514) 394-0296