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National Bank sponsors the Grands Ballets Canadiens de Montréal

Montreal, 14 March 2005 -

National Bank is proud once again to be associated with the Grands Ballets Canadiens de Montréal for the production Red Giselle that will be presented in April.

During the 2004-2005 season of the Grands Ballets Canadiens de Montréal, National Bank will be sponsoring the production Red Giselle, to be presented in the Salle Wilfrid-Pelletier at Place des Arts on April 7, 8 and 9, 2005.

National Bank encourages Canadian creators and promotes culture by supporting a large number of cultural institutions. The Bank is especially proud to support the work of the Grands Ballets Canadiens de Montréal and to help promote performing arts in the community.

Every year, the Bank gives close to $10 million in donations or sponsorships to many health, education, community assistance and cultural organizations.

More information on the many causes and projects the Bank supports as part of its commitment to the communities it serves can be found in the Bank’s Social Responsibility Report on its website at www.nbc.ca.

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 of more than $90 billion and, together with its subsidiaries, employs close to 17,000 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