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National Bank’s President and Chief Executive Officer to Speak at Scotia Capital Financials Summit 2005

Montreal, 12 September 2005 -

Réal Raymond, President and Chief Executive Officer of National Bank of Canada will speak tomorrow, September 13, 2005 at the Scotia Capital Financials Summit in Toronto.  Mr. Raymond is scheduled to begin his presentation at 10:10 a.m.

Réal Raymond’s live audio presentation is accessible via the Investor Relations page of the National Bank web site at www.nbc.ca/investorrelations under the heading “Events”. The presentation slides will be available for viewing and downloading prior to the presentation at approximately 9:45 a.m. tomorrow.

A replay will be available for a three month period.

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 $110 billion in assets and, together with its subsidiaries, employs 17,049 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
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Information (The telephone number provided below is for the exclusive use of journalists and other media representatives):

Elaine Carr
Director, Investor Relations
National Bank of Canada
Tel.: (514) 394-0296
investorrelations@nbc.ca