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National Bank Employees Unite for a CURE

Montreal, 7 June 2004 -

The some 1,400 National Bank employees on Montreal Island have donated $7,800 to the CURE Foundation, an organization devoted to breast cancer research.

On May 11, National Denim Day, Bank employees were allowed to wear jeans to work for a contribution of $5. The funds raised were donated to the CURE Foundation, which works in tandem with health professionals, other foundations and Canadian teaching hospitals to improve outcomes for people affected by breast cancer.

National Bank is committed to playing an important role in the communities it serves. Every year, it contributes close to $10 million through donations and sponsorships to education, health, culture and community assistance organizations.

A photo is available on request. Please contact the undersigned.

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Left to right: France Pellerin, Regional Marketing Manager, National Bank of Canada; Louise Haineault, Business Development and Sales Manager, National Bank of Canada; JoAnne Lapointe Braun, Executive Assistant, the CURE Foundation; André Mondor, Vice-President – Sales and Personal Banking for the Montreal region, National Bank of Canada.

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. 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 assets of close to $81 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 www.nbc.ca

Information: (The telephone number and e-mail address provided below are for the exclusive use of journalists and other media representatives.)

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