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National Bank renews its service agreement with SERVIQ, the Corporation de services des ingénieurs du Québec

Montreal, 7 April 2005 -

National Bank of Canada announced today that it has renewed its service agreement with SERVIQ for a six-year period.   Through this agreement, SERVIQ can offer Quebec engineers a broad range of attractively priced banking and financial services.  Members will continue to enjoy a bank account with no transaction fees, the Ovation Gold MasterCard as well as investment products and loans at preferred rates.  They also benefit from many products and services tailored to their business needs.

“The Corporation has been doing business with the Bank for 17 years and renewal of this agreement attests to its trust in the Bank to meet the needs of engineers,” stated Benoît Loranger, Vice-President, Alternative Networks at National Bank.

About SERVIQ
Founded in February 2002, SERVIQ is an independent not-for-profit organization created by the Ordre des ingénieurs du Québec.  Its seeks to offer engineers an array of exclusive packages and advantageous services with a view to promoting their socio-economic interests.  In cooperation with its business partners, it enters into agreements geared to improving the quality of life of engineers in Quebec

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.

Information: (The telephone number provided below is for the exclusive use of journalists and other media representatives):

Denis Dubé
Director – Public Relations
National Bank of Canada
Tel.: (514) 394-8644