Two National Bank Financial Group officers make the Top 100 of Women's Executive Network

Montreal, 1 December 2009 - 

National Bank Financial Group congratulates France Roy Maffeï, Senior Vice President – Retail and Commercial Operations, and Kathleen Zicat, Senior Vice President – Sales and Service, Retail Banking, who have made the prestigious Canada's Most Powerful Women: Top 100 by the Women’s Executive Network. The Top 100 list presents each year Canada’s 100 women recognized as being the most influential in the country.

France Roy Maffeï and Kathleen Zicat received this honour for their commitment, leadership skills and contribution to achieving the National Bank Financial Group’s results 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. The program celebrates Canada’s most accomplished women in their respective fields.

Photos of the gala ceremony, which was held on November 30 in Toronto, and complete biographical notes for France Roy Maffeï and Kathleen Zicat are available on request. Please contact Marie-Joëlle Lebeau, at 514-394-5000, extension 2393, to obtain an electronic copy.

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. 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