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National Bank’s 2005 Annual Report now available

Montreal, 20 January 2006 -

National Bank today announced that its 2005 Annual Report is now available on its website at

The Notice of Annual Meeting of Shareholders, the Management Proxy Circular and the Annual Information Form are also posted on the site.

The 2005 Annual Report, Notice of Annual Meeting of Shareholders and the Management Proxy Circular will be mailed to shareholders in the next few days.

Please note that National Bank will be holding its Annual Meeting of Shareholders on Wednesday, March 8, 2006, at 9:30 a.m. at the Fairmont The Queen Elizabeth Hotel, 900 René-Lévesque Blvd. West, Montreal, Quebec.

About National Bank of Canada
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 retail, 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

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