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National Bank donates $250,000 to the Fondation du Centre hospitalier régional de Trois-Rivières

Montreal, 7 December 2004 -

National Bank is pleased to support the Fondation du Centre hospitalier régional de Trois‑Rivières with a $250,000 donation to its 2003-2007 fundraising campaign.

The money raised during the campaign will be used primarily to enhance the emergency and intensive care area and to acquire a new state-of-the-art PET (positron emission tomography) scanner.  PET scanners can pinpoint cancer so that patients can begin the appropriate treatment more quickly.

The Bank is proud to help the Centre hospitalier régional de Trois-Rivières reach its financial objectives and offer specialized care and services to the people in the Mauricie and central Quebec regions.  Each year, the Bank donates nearly $10 million in the form of sponsorships to organizations that strive to improve health, education, community well-being and culture in their respective communities.

A photo is available and may be obtained by contacting Public Relations.

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National Bank gives a cheque for $250,000 to the Fondation du Centre hospitalier régional de Trois-Rivièresas part of its 2003-2007 campaign.  From left to right:  Danielle St-Amand, President-Managing Director of the Fondation, Laurent Verreault, Chairman of the fundraising campaign, and Nicole D. Gélinas, Member of the Board of Directors of National Bank of Canada and co-Chair of the campaign.

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 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 close to $89 billion and, together with its subsidiaries, employs close to 16,500 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