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National Bank's President and CEO Réal Raymond to Speak at RBC Capital Markets Canadian Financial Services CEO Conference

Montreal, 19 January 2004 -

Réal Raymond, President and Chief Executive Officer of National Bank of Canada is scheduled to present at the RBC Capital Markets Canadian Financial Services CEO Conference in Toronto on January 21, 2004 beginning at 9:00 a.m. (EST). Following his presentation, Mr. Raymond is scheduled to participate at 10:45 a.m. (EST) in a panel discussion with executives from two other Canadian banks.

Réal Raymond's live audio presentation is accessible via the Investor Relations page of the National Bank web site at www.nbc.ca/investorrelations under the heading Events. The presentation slides will be available for viewing and downloading prior to the presentation at approximately 8:30 a.m. Wednesday morning.

An archived version of the audio presentation will then be available for a 30 day period.

Source: Elaine Carr, Director, Investor Relations, (514) 394-0296, investorrelations@nbc.ca