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National Bank of Canada: 2003 Annual Report now available

Montreal, 30 January 2004 -

National Bank of Canada today announced that its 2003 Annual Report is now available on its website at

Shareholders will also find the Notice of Annual Meeting of Shareholders and the Management Proxy Circular on the site. These documents will be mailed to shareholders in the next few days.

National Bank will hold its Annual Meeting of Shareholders on Wednesday, March 10, 2004, at 9:30 a.m. The Meeting will take place at the Fairmont The Queen Elizabeth Hotel, 900 René-Lévesque West in Montreal, Quebec.

About the 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. 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. The National Bank has assets of over $82 billion and, together with its subsidiaries, employs close to 17,000 people. The Bank's securities are listed on the Toronto Stock Exchange (NA:TSX). For more information, visit the Bank's website at .

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Denis Dubé
Manager, Public Relations Department
National Bank of Canada
Tel.: (514) 394-8644