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National Bank donates $150,000 to École de technologie supérieure

Montreal, 26 September 2005 -

National Bank is pleased to contribute to the fundraising campaign of École de technologie supérieure with a donation of $150,000.

The funds raised during this campaign will be used by ETS to improve the educational environment, support technology research and renovate its campus.

“Technological advances are key to business growth and École de technologie supérieure plays a leading role in training the next generation of engineering and technology specialists who will be participating in that growth.  National Bank is proud to help ETS reach its goal and further its mission,” said David Pinsonneault, Vice-President – Commercial Banking.

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 for a copy.

Caption:
National Bank donated $150,000 to École de technologies supérieures at the launch of its fundraising campaign on September 21, 2005. Pictured left to right: David Pinsonneault, Vice-President – Commercial Banking, National Bank; Suzanne Lalonde, Campaign Manager; Gilles Rousseau, Director of Industry Relations and Development Fund; and Yves Beauchamp, ing., Ph. D., Director General - École de technologie supérieure.

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 more than $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.

Information (The telephone number provided below is for the exclusive use of journalists and other media representatives):

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