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National Bank of Canada intends to provide global-style liquidity facility to Fusion Trust

Montreal, 12 October 2007 -

National Bank of Canada has announced that it intends to convert its current backstop liquidity facility to its bank-sponsored asset-backed commercial paper conduit, Fusion Trust, to a global-style liquidity facility.  National Bank of Canada provides an active secondary market for Fusion Trust which has not suffered any liquidity issues.  Fusion Trust holds only traditional Canadian assets.    

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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