Access to National Bank’s Head Office restored

Montreal, 7 June 2009 - 

National Bank Financial Group announces that the access to its head offices, located at 600 and 700, rue de La Gauchetière Ouest, which had been partially flooded as a result of a water leak, will be restored Monday morning. The stores, the food courts and the parkings remains closed.

Despite this incident, the Bank was able to provide customer service at the branches, by ATMs, by telephone and by Internet, thanks to its business continuity plan.

About National Bank of Canada
National Bank of Canada, which is celebrating its 150th anniversary in 2009, is an integrated group that 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 close to $138 billion in assets and, together with its subsidiaries, employs 17,343 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.):

Denis Dubé
Senior Director, Public Relations
National Bank Financial Group
Tel.: 514-394-8644