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ARISTA Contest: Charles Guay Named Top Young Manager in Quebec

Montreal, 9 May 2005 -

Charles Guay, President and Chief Executive Officer of National Bank Securities, President and Chief Executive Officer of Altamira, and Senior Vice-President – Mutual Funds, National Bank, took top honours in the Young Manager category in the Quebec-wide ARISTA competition organized by the Jeune chambre de commerce de Montréal (JCCM) at its May 5 gala event. 

Through its ARISTA competition, the JCCM pays tribute to young business people in Quebec who have distinguished themselves through their remarkable talent.   For 28 years, it has been a premier meeting place and networking vehicle for young Quebec-based professionals, managers, and self-employed workers between the ages of 18 and 40 working in all sectors of economic activity.

In addition to this coveted title, Mr. Guay was recognized, on May 3, among Canada’s “Top 40 Under 40.”

Charles Guay joined National Bank in 2001 as President and Chief Executive Officer of National Bank Securities.   Under his leadership, the company has opened new markets and grown exponentially.  Recently appointed CEO of Altamira, he is responsible for all activities related to designing, developing and distributing National Bank’s family of mutual funds.

Mr. Guay is an active member of the Board of Directors of the Conseil des fonds d’investissement du Québec (CFIQ) and also sits on the committee responsible for organizing benefit golf tournaments for the Foundation for Research into Children’s Diseases. Formerly an athlete with Canada’s national swim team, Mr. Guay has a Bachelor’s degree in Finance from Université Laval and is a Fellow of the Canadian Securities Institute.

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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 clients elsewhere in the world. The National Bank offers a full array of banking services, including retail, 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. The National Bank has assets of more than $90 billion 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 atwww.nbc.ca.

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Denis Dubé
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National Bank of Canada
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