Natcan Investment Management Announces Third Issuance of The Natcan QSSP II Investment Fund, Series 2009

Montreal, 8 September 2009 - 

Natcan Investment Management inc., a subsidiary of National Bank Financial Group, has announced the third issuance of Category A Shares, Series 2009 of The Natcan QSSP II Investment Fund Inc. (the “Fund”).

The Fund combines the benefits of diversification and professional management and the advantages of the new Quebec Stock Savings Plan (the “QSSP II Plan”). Its investment objectives are to provide medium- and long-term capital appreciation and to entitle subscribers of Category A Shares, Series 2009 of the Fund to claim a deduction under the QSSP II Plan for income tax purposes for the 2009 tax year.

The third issuance of Category A Shares, Series 2009 of the Fundbegins September 14   and ends on October 9, 2009.

The Category A Shares, Series 2009 of the Fund can be purchased through National Bank Financial by calling 1-800-361-8838 (toll free) or 514-879-2222, National Bank Direct Brokerage by calling 1-800-363-3511 or 514-866-6755, and through most investment advisors and mutual fund representatives in Quebec. A minimum initial investment of $2,000 per subscriber is required.

No securities regulatory authority has expressed an opinion about the securities of this Fund and any representation to the contrary is an offence. Commissions, trailing commissions, management fees and expenses all may be associated with mutual fund investments. Please read the prospectus before investing. The Fund is not guaranteed, its value changes frequently and past performance may not be repeated.

About National Bank of Canada
National Bank of Canada, which is celebrating its 150th anniversary in 2009, 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. 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 $135 billion in assets and, together with its subsidiaries, employs 17,772 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
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Information (The telephone number provided below is for the exclusive use of journalists and other media representatives.):

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