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Jo-Ann Kane Appointed President of the Association des Collections d’entreprises

Montreal, 14 July 2005 -

National Bank is proud to announce that Jo-Ann Kane, Curator of the National Bank Collection, has been appointed President of the Association des Collections d’entreprises

The holder of a BA in Art History from Université du Québec à Montréal and a Masters in Museology jointly from UQAM and Université de Montréal, Jo-Ann Kane joined the Bank in 2002 to manage its large collection of works of art.

The National Bank Collection, which consists of paintings, sculptures, prints, photographs and integrated works of art, includes more than 5,000 original works spanning the history of Quebec and Canadian art from 1895 to the present.

The Association des Collections d’entreprises brings together curators and owners of corporate collections to maximize their visibility and promote art in the business community.

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 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
Director – Public Relations
National Bank of Canada
Tel.: (514) 394-8644