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National Bank showcases how differences bring us together

Montreal, 7 June 2007 -

National Bank is proud to be holding its 4th annual Diversity Week, which will run from June 11 to 15. The purpose of the event is to raise Bank employees’ awareness of the benefits of diversity and reduce prejudice in the workplace. The theme of this year’s Diversity Week is “Our differences bring us together.”

“With some 17,000 employees from varied backgrounds, 450 branches nationwide and millions of clients, we at National Bank experience diversity on a daily basis,” explained Alice Keung, Senior Vice-President and Chief Information Officer – Information Technology at National Bank and Diversity Week spokesperson. “For a bank, it’s only natural to have a diversified portfolio.”

A wide variety of conferences and activities are planned for the week, which kicks off on Monday, June 11 with a friendly wheelchair basketball tournament in which members of the Bank’s senior management will try to keep up with disabled athletes who play the sport competitively.

The flavours of Africa are on the menu for June 13, when a lunchtime activity is scheduled to take place outside the Bank Tower. For every meal sold at the event, $1 will be donated to the Quebec Wheelchair Sports Association, a non-profit organization with more than 300 athlete-members throughout the province.

About 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 more than $130 billion in assets and, together with its subsidiaries, employs 16,852 people. The Bank’s securities are listed on the Toronto Stock Exchange (NA). For more information, visit the Bank’s website at www.nbc.ca.

Information (The telephone number provided below is for the exclusive use of journalists and other media representatives):

Denis Dubé
Director – Public Relations
National Bank of Canada
Tel.: 514-394-8644