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National Bank’s President and CEO to Speak at National Bank Financial Canadian Financial Services Conference

Montreal, 28 March 2005 -

Réal Raymond, President and Chief Executive Officer of National Bank of Canada, will speak on Wednesday, March 30, 2005, at 8:30 a.m., at the National Bank Financial Canadian Financial Services Conference in Montreal. 

A webcast of Mr. Raymond’s live audio presentation will be 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. on March 30. A replay 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 customers elsewhere in the world. National Bank offers a full array of banking services, including 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 $90 billion in assets 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.

Source: Elaine Carr, Director, Investor Relations, (514) 394-0296, elaine.carr@bnc.ca