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National Bank’s Investor Community Presentation on April 6, 2005

Montreal, 4 April 2005 -

National Bank of Canada will be hosting an Investor Community Presentation on Wednesday, April 6, 2005.

National Bank Financial: Prospering in a Low Return Environment
Speakers:           Louis Vachon, Chairman, NBF Group
                         Kym Anthony, President and CEO, NBF Group

A live Internet audio broadcast of the presentation will be accessible at www.nbc.ca/investorrelations

-  Date: April 6, 2005, Toronto
-  Time: 2:30 p.m. to 4:30 p.m. EDT
-  Presentation slides will be posted on National Bank’s website prior to the beginning of the conference.

Archive of Presentation
-  The audio archive of the webcast will be available after the conference on the Bank’s website at www.nbc.ca/investorrelations for a twelve month period.

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 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