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National Bank contributes $150,000 to the Montreal International Musical Competition

Montreal, 25 April 2005 -

National Bank is proud to be associated with the Voice 2005 edition of the Montreal International Musical Competition, contributing an amount of $150,000 for three years.

For a third consecutive year, the National Bank has supported the competition, presented in partnership with Jeunesses Musicales of Canada and the Orchestre symphonique de Montréal. Culture is both a treasure and a mirror of our society. That is why National Bank is proud to encourage its dynamic, creative and talented musicians.

Jeunesses Musicales of Canada has the mission to promote the performance of classical music, especially for young audiences, and to help young professional instrumentalists, singers, and composers develop their careers at the national and international levels.

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 Department
National Bank of Canada
Tel.: (514) 394-6500