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Something new on the National Bank website for the 18-24 set

Montreal, 31 August 2004 -

National Bank recently launched a brand new section on its website exclusively for 18-to-24-year-olds.

The new section offers a vast array of information and tips for a variety of projects that could be of interest to young adults – buying a computer without going broke, calculating the cost of owning a car, building a good credit rating, planning a budget, saving up for that special project – and many more invaluable ideas for successfully managing their personal finances.

Young people aged 18 to 24 will also find that the new section contains information on National Bank solutions that have been specially designed to meet their particular savings and financing needs.

Creating a section dedicated exclusively to 18-to-24-year-olds is part of an integrated approach recently launched in preparation for fall 2004, when communication tools designed to promote financial solutions geared to this client segment will be deployed in National Bank branches.

Young people who want to know more about how to plan their life projects and take charge of their personal finances can refer to this new source of information at www.nbc.ca/18_24 .

About National Bank

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 customers elsewhere in the world. National Bank offers a full array of banking services, including 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 $84 billion in assets and, together with its subsidiaries, employs nearly 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
Director – Public Relations
National Bank of Canada
Tel.: (514) 394-8644