National Bank Employees lend a hand to the Women’s Centre of Montreal

Montreal, 16 June 2006 - 

As part of a week devoted to diversity in the workplace, National Bank employees attended a theme lunch where $1 from each meal purchased was donated to the Women’s Centre of Montreal. A total of $1,011 was raised for this organization, which offers frontline services to socially, psychologically and economically disadvantaged women, women seeking employment and immigrant women.

The activity was held as part of National Bank’s Diversity Week, organized to raise awareness of the importance of diversity among employees and the general public and to reduce prejudice in the workplace.

A photo is available.  To obtain a copy, please call the undersigned.

Caption:
From left to right: Maud Briancourt, Events Coordinator – Women’s Centre of Montreal, Alice Keung, Senior Vice-President – Information Technology and National Bank Diversity Week Spokesperson and
Dorys Makhoul - director, Front-Line & Immigrant Women Service- Women’s Centre of Montreal.

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