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National Bank Les Ailes MasterCard cardholders continue to benefit from the numerous advantages

Montreal, 9 August 2005 -

The recent transaction concerning Groupe Les Ailes de la Mode inc. will have no impact on the National Bank Les Ailes MasterCard cardholders.

Indeed, cardholders can continue to use their card while enjoying its many benefits:

·  monthly savings available through an electronic chip.
·  a very generous rewards program.
· purchase protection and extended warranty covering purchases made with the card.

Moreover, cardholders can still redeem points they have accumulated with their card against home accessories, fashion accessories, gift certificates and much more!

The National Bank’s Les Ailes MasterCard credit card is accepted by more than 24 million merchants around the world.

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