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National Bank supports the 10th anniversary of the Montreal Chamber Music Festival

Montreal, 22 April 2005 -

National Bank is proud to support the 10th anniversary of the Montreal Chamber Music Festival and to sponsor the Classic Series. Under the artistic direction of Denis Brott, this series of 10 concerts will feature well-known musicians and artists performing outstanding works from both classical and contemporary repertoires. Performances will be grouped under themes such as “Le Piano extraordinaire,” “Margie Gillis: Come Dance with Me,” “Gypsy Night” and “Music, Words and Film.”

With its rich programming, the Montreal Chamber Music Festival enjoys a solid reputation as one of the city’s major cultural events. National Bank is pleased to renew its support of the Festival, to be held this year from May 26 to June 18, and to help promote classical music 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 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):

Johanne Bissonnette
Public Relations
National Bank of Canada
Tel.: (514) 394-6500