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National Bank Audited Consolidated Financial Statements for year ended October 31, 2005, together with the Management’s Discussion and Analysis, available today on its web site

Montreal, 10 January 2006 -

National Bank of Canada announced today that it has made available its Audited Consolidated Financial Statements for the fiscal year ended October 31, 2005, together with the Management’s Discussion and Analysis, on its web site at the following address: www.nbc.ca/investorrelations.

These documents will be included in National Bank's 2005 Annual Report which will be sent to shareholders and will be available on the web site on or after January 20, 2006.

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 $108 billion in assets and, together with its subsidiaries, employs 16,890 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
National Bank of Canada
Tel.: (514) 394-8644