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National Bank signs a service agreement with the Association des chirurgiens dentistes du Québec

Montreal, 5 April 2005 -

National Bank of Canada announced today that it has signed a service agreement with the Association des chirurgiens dentistes du Québec giving the members of this association access to a suite of attractively priced banking and financial services.  Effective May 1, 2005, members can carry out unlimited transactions on bank accounts with a reduced flat monthly fee, and obtain loans at preferred rates.  They will also enjoy a host of products and services tailored to their business needs.

This agreement was made possible thanks to The Financier, a financial services package designed by the Bank exclusively for professional associations.   Introduced some 15 years ago, many professional associations now enjoy the benefits of this product:  the Association des médecins de langue française du Canada, the Barreau du Québec, the Chambre des notaires du Québec, the Ordre des comptables généraux licensiés du Québec (CGA), the Ordre des comptables agréés du Québec, the Ordre des ingénieurs du Québec, the Réseau HEC and the Syndicat de professionnelles et professionnels du gouvernement du Québec.

Benoît Loranger, Vice-President, Alternative Networks at National Bank, is pleased to add a professional association as highly respected as the Quebec association of dental surgeons to its already long list of prestigious client associations and to be able to offer the numerous advantages of National Bank’s The Financier package.  “The members of the association will benefit from considerable savings through this package,” stated Mr. Loranger, “but the main advantage of the package is that it offers them top-quality personalized advisory services, which will ultimately help them manage their personal finances much more easily.”

The Association des chirurgiens dentistes du Québec has more than 3,400 members.  Its mission is to study, defend and develop the social, economic and moral interests of its members.

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