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National Bank’s President and CEO Réal Raymond to Speak at RBC Capital Markets Canadian Bank CEO Conference

Montreal, 17 January 2005 -

Réal Raymond, President and Chief Executive Officer of National Bank of Canada is scheduled to present at the RBC Capital Markets Canadian Bank CEO Conference in Toronto on January 19, 2005 beginning at 8:50 a.m. (EST).  Following his presentation, Mr. Raymond is scheduled to participate at 9:30 a.m. (EST) in a panel discussion with executives from two other Canadian banks.

Réal Raymond’s live audio presentation is accessible via the Investor Relations page of the National Bank web site at www.nbc.ca/investorrelations under the heading Events. The presentation slides will be available for viewing and downloading prior to the presentation at approximately 8:00 a.m. Wednesday morning.

An archived version of the audio presentation will then be available for a 30 day period.

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.

Source: Elaine Carr, Director, Investor Relations, (514) 394-0296, investorrelations@nbc.ca