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National Bank: Proud Contributor to the Fondation du Cégep de Trois-Rivières

Montreal, 24 November 2005 -

National Bank is proud to support the Cégep de Trois-Rivières in its projects with a $15,000 donation to the college’s foundation.

The money raised as part of the foundation’s fund-raising campaign will be used, among other things, to create relevant, high-quality educational programs, develop student training opportunities outside Quebec and improve student services.

On October 25, at the closing evening of the campaign, Stella Poulin, Regional Manager for the Mauricie Region at National Bank, stressed how important it is for the Bank to support the education sector. “More than an act of generosity, it is an opportunity to invest in future generations and contribute to the well-being of our community,” she said.

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 photograph is available.  To obtain a copy, please contact the person indicated below.

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National Bank proudly donated $15,000 to the Fondation du Cégep de Trois-Rivières. Pictured are (from left to right): Jean-Denis Leduc, Director General of the Cégep de Trois-Rivières, Stella Poulin, Manager for the Mauricie region at National Bank, and Jean-Guy Paré, responsible for community relations and special donations at the Cégep de Trois-Rivières.

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.

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

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