Two National Bank officers honoured by Women's Executive Network

Montreal, 22 November 2007 - 

National Bank would like to congratulate Gisèle Desrochers, Senior Vice-President – Human Resources and Corporate Affairs, and Patricia Curadeau-Grou, Executive Vice-President – Finance, Risk and Treasury, who have been named to the Women’s Executive Network Hall of Fame of Canada’s most influential women.

Gisèle Desrochers and Patricia Curadeau-Grou received this honour after having have made the list of Canada's Most Powerful Women: Top 100 for the third time. Their commitment, leadership skills and contribution to achieving the Bank’s results are the key elements that set them apart from other candidates. Both women were selected in the Corporate Executive category, which recognizes female executives holding senior positions in private and public companies in Canada.

Canada’s Most Powerful Women: Top 100
is an initiative of the Women’s Executive Network, an organization dedicated to the advancement and recognition of female executives, and the Richard Ivey School of Business at the University of Western Ontario. The program celebrates Canada’s most accomplished women in their respective fields.

Photos of the ceremony, which was held on November 21 in Toronto, and complete biographical notes for Gisèle Desrochers and Patricia Curadeau-Grou are available on request. Please contact Valérie Lamarre, at 514-394-5000, extension 2393, to obtain an electronic copy.

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