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National Bank donates $1.25 million to the Fondation de L’Hôpital Sainte-Justine

Montreal, 25 May 2005 -

National Bank is proud to support the Fondation de l’Hôpital Sainte-Justine by contributing $1.25 million to its “Growing Up Healthy” fundraising campaign.

In recognition of this generous donation, the hospital’s new clinical research centre will be called the Carrefour de recherche clinique Banque Nationale.  This centre will play a key role in clinical research projects, some 460 of which are currently being led by Sainte-Justine hospital staff.  Pediatric patients, in addition to the entire health care and research community, will benefit from the new health care treatments developed in the centre.

The funds raised through the “Growing Up Healthy” campaign will allow Sainte-Justine hospital to acquire new medical facilities and state-of-the-art technology so that it can continue to offer Quebec children world-class health care.

In 2004, the Bank and its subsidiaries, through corporate donations, sponsorships, in-branch fundraising activities and various benefit events, gave $12 million to hundreds of Canadian education, health care, cultural and community 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):

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