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National Bank Donates $100,000 to ProCURE Alliance

Montreal, 27 June 2005 -

National Bank is proud to support ProCURE Alliance with a donation of $100,000 to help the organization in its work to advance prostate cancer research and develop new methods of detecting and treating the disease.

ProCURE Alliance will use the donation to create a Biobank, which will provide researchers and scientists with the resources necessary to further medical research.

It is estimated that 20,500 Canadian men will be diagnosed with prostate cancer in 2005.  Every week, the disease takes the lives, on average, of 83 men nationwide.

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.

A photo is available and may be obtained by contacting Public Relations.

Caption: National Bank has donated $100,000 to ProCURE Alliance.  In the photo (left to right): Yannik Laurin, Vice-President – Sales and Personal Banking, Quebec City and Eastern Quebec; Marvyn Kussner, Chairman of the Board, ProCURE Alliance; and Michel Côté, Director, ProCURE Alliance.

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 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
National Bank of Canada
Tel.: (514) 394-8644