Gourmet Day to benefit West Island Community Shares at the Kirkland branch

Montreal, 20 September 2007 - 

In order to mark the opening of its new branch in Kirkland, National Bank is inviting media representatives to come sample gourmet dishes on Saturday, September 22. Ticket sales for the event will be donated to the non-profit organization West Island Community Shares.

Employees of the Kirkland branch look forward to the public joining them for the event on September 22 as of 10:00 a.m. Tickets are just $10 per person and all money raised will go to Community Shares.

Date: Saturday, September 22, 2007
Time: 10 a.m. to 3 p.m.
Where: Kirkland branch, 2800 St. Charles Boulevard

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 $124 billion in assets and, together with its subsidiaries, employs 17,169 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):

Marie-Claude Lavigne
Senior Advisor – Public Relations
National Bank of Canada
Tel.: 514-394-6500