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Montreal, 18 January 2006 -

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Address by Tony Meti to the Chambre de commerce et d’industrie de Laval

More than 56% of Quebec business owners will retire in the next 5 to 10 years.  Some 80% of them operate family businesses and more than 69% want the company to stay in the family but aren’t always certain how to successfully pass the reins to the next generation.

Tony Meti, Senior Vice-President – Commercial Banking and International of National Bank, will speak at a luncheon conference organized by the Chambre de commerce et d’industrie de Laval.

 Date:

 Thursday, January 19, 2006

 Place:

 Château Royal - Athena Room
 3500, boulevard du Souvenir
 Laval

 Time:

 12:00-2:00 p.m.


Please confirm your attendance with Denis Dubé.

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 clients 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 Department
National Bank of Canada
Tel.: (514) 394-8644