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National Bank Commercial Banking Golf Tournament nets $60,000 for nine non-profit organizations

Montreal, 17 August 2005 -

Nine non-profit organizations shared the $60,000 raised during the golf tournament organized by National Bank Commercial Banking’s Specialized Financing Group on August 15, 2005.

The following organizations and foundations received a donation:

-  The Diabetic Children’s Foundation (Quebec)
-  Quebec Society for Disabled Children
Fondation Gisèle Faubert
-  Hebrew Academy
Jeunes Entreprises du Québec
-  Welcome Hall Mission
Projet Anne-Marie Ledoux
-  Multiple Sclerosis Society of Canada
-  Tecsys Foundation for Youth

Some 300 participants, for the most part National Bank clients, took part in this 13th annual golf tournament. The event was held at the prestigious Saint-Raphaël Golf Club on Île Bizard and was attended by several members of the Bank’s senior management, including Tony Meti, Senior Vice-President – Commercial Banking and International, Pierre Dubreuil, Senior Vice-President – Greater Montreal and Southern Quebec, and David Pinsonneault, Vice-President – Commercial Banking.

National Bank is proud to be able to support the activities of these nine organizations through its tournament.

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. Please contact the undersigned to obtain a copy.

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Nine non-profit organizations shared the $60,000 raised by the National Bank Commercial Banking Golf Tournament: The Diabetic Children’s Foundation (Quebec), Quebec Society for Disabled Children, Fondation Gisèle Faubert, Hebrew Academy, Jeunes Entreprises du Québec, Welcome Hall Mission, Projet Anne-Marie Ledoux, Multiple Sclerosis Society of Canada, Tecsys Foundation for Youth.

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