National Bank IT application wins 2007 OCTAS award

Montreal, 8 June 2007 - 

At a special gala held on Saturday, June 2, National Bank won the 2007 OCTAS award in the Business Solutions category for its Management of Client Opportunities (MCO) software.

This application, used by Financial Advisors throughout National Bank’s branch network, provides a comprehensive profile of each client, allowing for more efficient and personalized service.

The MCO application has not only improved client satisfaction, it has enabled National Bank to save more than 120 tons of paper, or 2,700 trees, per year.

The OCTAS contest, organized by the Fédération de l’informatique du Québec, is the largest IT event in Quebec. It represents a unique opportunity to recognize excellence in this field and reward businesses whose exceptional creativity and contribution are the foundations of this industry’s growth.

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 $130 billion in assets and, together with its subsidiaries, employs 16,852 people. The Bank’s securities are listed on the Toronto Stock Exchange (NA). 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
Director – Public Relations
National Bank of Canada
Tel.: 514-394-8644