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REMINDER: National Bank’s Economic and Financial Outlook – 2006

Montréal, 15 December 2005 -

Clément Gignac, Chief Economist of National Bank and Senior Vice-President and Strategist at National Bank Financial, is presenting National Bank’s “Economic and Financial Outlook – 2006” today as of 10:00 a.m.

What:   Webcast presentation of the “Economic and Financial Outlook – 2006”

Who:   Clément Gignac, Chief Economist of National Bank and Senior Vice-President and Strategist at National Bank Financial

When:   Today as of 10:00 a.m.

Where:   On the National Bank website at: www.nbc.ca\economicoutlook

Duration:   20 minutes

Languages:   English and French

Documents:   A PowerPoint presentation, the “Economic and Financial Outlook – 2006” (PDF format) and a press release are available on the National Bank website at www.nbc.ca

Interviews:   Clément Gignac will be available as of 10:30 a.m. on December 15, 2005 for individual interviews. Feel free to call Denis Dubé to schedule one if needed.

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