Clément Gignac presents National Bank’s Economic and Financial Outlook 2007

Montreal, 18 December 2006 - 

INVITATION TO THE MEDIA

Clément Gignac, Chief Economist of National Bank and Senior Vice-President and Strategist at National Bank Financial, will present National Bank’s “Economic and Financial Outlook 2007” in a pre-recorded webcast on December 20, 2006.


What:

Pre-recorded webcast presentation of the “Economic and Financial Outlook 2007” available in English and French on the National Bank website at: www.nbc.ca\economicoutlook

Who:

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

When:

As of 9:00 a.m. on December 20, 2006.  The pre-recorded webcast will remain available on the site until the end of January 2007.

Duration:

20 minutes

Documents:

The “Economic and Financial Outlook 2007” (PDF format) and press release will be available Wednesday, December 20 on the National Bank website at www.nbc.ca\economicoutlook

Interviews:

Clément Gignac will be available as of 9:30 a.m. on December 20, 2006 for individual interviews. Feel free to call Denis Dubé to schedule one.

About National Bank
National Bank of Canada is an integrated group that 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 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 $116 billion in assets and, together with its subsidiaries, employs 16,972 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):

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