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National Bank ranks among Best 50 Corporate Citizens in Canada

Montreal, 2 June 2005 -

National Bank has ranked 15th in the 2005 list of Best 50 Corporate Citizens in Canada, which recognizes those companies that are best living up to their civil foundation responsibilities.

The Best 50 Corporate Citizens ranking evaluates companies’ performance based on certain key indicators such as tax generation, CEO compensation and board independence. To be ranked among the Best 50 Corporate Citizens, companies must obtain an above-average score in all indicators relating to their sector of activity.

The list of Best 50 Corporate Citizens is drawn up each year by the business magazine Corporate Knights.

About the National Bank of Canada
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 close to $100 billion in  assets  and, together with its subsidiaries, employs nearly 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 Department
National Bank of Canada
Tel.: (514) 394-8644