National Bank’s Chief Operating Officer to Speak at RBC Capital Markets 2007 Canadian Financial Services Conference

Montreal, 16 January 2007 - 

Louis Vachon, Chief Operating Officer of National Bank is scheduled to participate in a question and answer session at the RBC Capital Markets 2007 Canadian Financial Services Conference in Toronto, on January 17, 2007 between 11:40 a.m. and 12:10 p.m.

Interested parties may access the live audio webcast through the Investor Relations page of the National Bank web site at www.nbc.ca/investorrelations under the heading “Events”. An archived version will be available for a 30 day period.

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. 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 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):

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