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Business transfers: Balancing business decisions and dreams

Montreal, 12 September 2006 -

Press Invitation

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.

On September 14, the media are invited to attend a conference on business transfers, given by Diane Déry, Vice-President – Commerical Banking for Quebec and Eastern Quebec at National Bank. She will be speaking to business people from the Beauce region at a luncheon conference organized by the Conseil Économique de Beauce.

Date:

Thursday, September 14, 2006

Time:

7:30 to 8:30 a.m.

Place:

Centre de Congrès Le Georgesville
300, 118e rue, Saint-Georges

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. The 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 $109 billion in assets and, together with its subsidiaries, employs 17,183 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
Senior Director – Public Relations
National Bank of Canada
Tel.: (514) 394-8644