National Bank announces the winners of the 13th Annual “SMEs of the National Bank” Recognition Program

Montreal, 18 October 2006 - 

INVITATION TO THE MEDIA

National Bank is pleased to invite representatives of the media to the gala evening at which it will be announcing the provincial winners in the 13th edition of its SMEs of the National Bankrecognition program. This event will be the high point of this successful annual program, which has been taking place throughout Quebec for the past several months. The Bank will be paying tribute to the top companies in the following categories: Small Business, SME, Agricultural SME and Export SME.

Date:

Friday, October 27, 2006

Place:

Canadian Centre for Architecture
1920 Baile, Montreal

Schedule for the evening:

 

6:00 p.m.

Cocktail reception at Shaughnessy House

7:15 p.m.

Ceremony to announce the winners at the Théâtre Paul Desmarais at the Canadian Centre for Architecture

9:00 p.m.

Sparkling wine and dessert at Shaughnessy House

Business attire.

RSVP: Josée Lagacé

About the 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. The 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 close to $109 billion in assets and, together with its subsidiaries, employs 17,183 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.):                                                   

Josée Lagacé
Public Relations
National Bank of Canada
Tel.: (514) 394-6500