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National Bank opens new branch on Île-des-Soeurs

Montreal, 13 March 2006 -

National Bank today announced the opening of a brand new branch on Île-des-Soeurs that will cater to both individual and business clients. 

Located at 48 Place du Commerce, the new banking centre has a staff of 10 who provide transaction, advisory and financial planning services during extended business hours. The branch has a traditional layout that comprises closed offices for advisory services, four service counters for transactions and two automatic banking machines. The opening of this new branch brings the total number of National Bank service outlets in Greater Montreal to 121.

Business hours are as follows:
Advisory services: Monday to Wednesday: 10:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m., Thursday: 10:00 a.m. to 8:00 p.m. and Friday: 10:00 a.m. to 4:00 p.m.
Transaction services: Monday and Tuesday: 10:00 a.m. to 3:00 p.m., Wednesday: 10:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m., Thursday: 10:00 a.m. to 8:00 p.m., Friday: 10:00 a.m. to 4:00 p.m.

The Bank is also taking this opportunity to offer its Île-des-Soeurs clients a chance to win one of three gift packages valued at $5,000 each. From April 1 to June 30, 2006, clients who sign up for a financing or non-registered investment solution for $5,000 or more will be automatically entered in the contest.

A sketch of the new branch can be obtained by calling the number below.

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 more than $105 billion in assets and, together with its subsidiaries, employs 16,993 people. The Bank’s securities are listed on the Toronto Stock Exchange (NA:TSX). For more information, visit the Bank’s website atwww.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