National Bank Presents “Operation Retirement” Information Sessions

Montreal, 26 September 2007 - 

National Bank is pleased to announce that it will be holding “Operation Retirement” information sessions from October 2 to 12, 2007 in several cities throughout central and eastern Canada. The goal of these sessions is to help clients better plan for their retirement by offering them investment solutions as well as an integrated approach that brings together all the resources available at National Bank.

Almost 10 million Canadians, i.e., 25% of the total population, are baby boomers and are starting to think seriously about retirement. Recent economic studies show that more than 75% of people between 50 and 65 are in a transition period and are looking to change financial advisors.

“Based on our experience, we feel that many people nearing retirement could be better prepared for their golden years,” noted Pierre Desbiens, Senior Vice-President – Sales and Personal Banking at National Bank.

How will they manage to keep up their standard of living when we know that one in two workers does not contribute to an RRSP or a pension plan? National Bank has the necessary expertise to advise clients, answer all their questions and reassure them in their financial choices during this transition period.

Anyone who would like more information on the National Bank “Operation Retirement” information sessions can go to www.nbc.ca/retirement to find out when and where the sessions will be held, sign up directly for a session and get more details about the program.

Below is a list of the cities and dates of the information sessions:

City

Province

Date

Rivière-du-Loup

Quebec

October 2

Laval

Quebec

October 2

Gatineau

Quebec

October 2

Rouyn-Noranda

Quebec

October 2

Pointe-Claire*

Quebec

October 2

Saint-Léonard

Quebec

October 2

Lévis

Quebec

October 2

Quebec City

Quebec

October 2

Sherbrooke

Quebec

October 2

Trois-Rivières

Quebec

October 2

Dieppe

New Brunswick

October 2

Windsor*

Ontario

October 2

Montreal

Quebec

October 3

Quebec City

Quebec

October 3

Bathurst (Beresford)

New Brunswick

October 3

Barrie*

Ontario

October 3

Ottawa*

Ontario

October 3

St-Bruno de Montarville

Quebec

October 3

Hawkesbury

Quebec

October 3

Jonquière

Ontario

October 4

Ottawa

Ontario

October 9

Drummondville

Quebec

October 9

Lachenaie

Quebec

October 10

Joliette

Quebec

October 10

Pointe-Claire

Quebec

October 10

Montreal

Quebec

October 10

Mississauga*

Ontario

October 11

* These sessions will be held in English.

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):         

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