Scuba challenge at parc Jean-Drapeau: National Bank invites media presentatives to dive into diversity

Montreal, 12 June 2006 - 

PRESS INVITATION

National Bank would like to invite representatives from the media to attend a scuba diving demonstration at the competition pool in the aquatic complex at Parc Jean-Drapeau, today at 11 : 30 a.m. 

For the occasion, several athletes from Défi sportif who have physical or sensory disabilities and members of the Bank’s senior management will take the plunge.  The activity is part of National Bank’s Diversity Week, organized to raise awareness of the importance of diversity among our employees and to reduce prejudice in the workplace.

The event will be hosted by none other than Sylvie Fréchette, Olympic gold medalist in synchronized smimming. Jean-Marie Lapointe, Défi sportif spokesperson, will also be present.

Date:      Today, June 12

Time:     11 : 30 a.m.

Place:     Competion pool, aquatic complex, Parc Jean-Drapeau

Please confirm your attendance with Denis Dubé.

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 more than $110 billion in assets and, together with its subsidiaries, employs 16,955 people. The Bank’s securities are listed on the Toronto Stock Exchange (NA:TSX). For more information, visit the Bank’s website atwww.nbc.ca.

Information (The telephone number provided below is for the exclusive use of journalists and other media representatives):

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