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Charles Guay Named Among Canada’s Top 40 Under 40

Montreal, 3 May 2005 -

Charles Guay, President and Chief Operating Officer at National Bank Securities, has been named as one of Canada’s Top 40 Under 40, a prestigious group of the most influential young managers in the country.

Mr. Guay joined National Bank Securities in 2001 as President and Chief Operating Officer. In that capacity, he oversees implementation of the company’s business development plan on a national scale, from the product design stage to distribution to investors. Since his arrival, the company has made inroads into new markets and experienced exponential growth.

Charles Guay is an active member of the Board of Directors of the Conseil des Fonds d’Investissements du Québec (CFIQ). He is also on the golf committee ofthe Foundation for Research into Childhood Diseases. Once a competitive athlete at the national level, Mr. Guay has a Bachelor’s in finance from Université Laval. He is also a Fellow of the Canadian Securities Institute.

Now in its 10th year, Canada’s Top 40 Under 40 program was created to pay tribute to the men and women who have risen to the top of their respective fields before turning 40. All candidates are evaluated in the following areas: Vision and Leadership, Innovation and Achievement, Impact, Community Involvement and Contribution, and Growth/Development Strategy.

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