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National Bank among the 50 Best Employers in Canada

Montreal, 6 January 2005 -

National Bank is proud to have placed 40th in the prestigious list of the “50 Best Employers in Canada.”  This list, drawn up each year by Hewitt and Associates, is based on a survey of employees, officers and human resource professionals at participating organizations.

“This recognition is important for us because it comes directly from our employees,” said Réal Raymond, President and Chief Executive Officer of National Bank.  “Over the years, we have stepped up our efforts to build a flexible, people-oriented organization and offer our employees an environment that promotes innovation and personal growth.  As one of the top 50 employers in the country, we will be able to continue attracting, retaining and engaging top talent,” he added.

The study is conducted annually by Hewitt and Associates in partnership with the Globe and Mail's Report on Business magazine and La Presse.

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. 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 provided below is for the exclusive use of journalists and other media representatives.)

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