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Alain Brunet appointed at National Bank Insurance

Montreal, 25 September 2006 -

With the appointment of Alain Brunet as Senior Vice-President – Insurance and President of National Bank Insurance, National Bank plans to consolidate its position in the high-potential insurance market.

As part of his mandate, Mr. Brunet is responsible for the continued development of the Bank’s strategically important insurance businesses: National Bank Life Insurance, National Bank General Insurance and National Bank Insurance Firm.

Alain Brunet brings a wealth of expertise to the Bank, having worked in the insurance industry for the past 25 years. He has spent most of his career at Standard Life, where he was Senior Vice-President – Retail Markets.

At 47, he is a Fellow of the Society of Actuaries and the Canadian Institute of Actuaries. He received a diploma in actuarial sciences from Université Laval in 1981 and completed Harvard University’s Program for Management Development in 1995.

Over the course of his career, Mr. Brunet has participated in numerous activities as a speaker or spokesperson and has sat on industry committees and boards of directors in connection with his previous employer.

About the 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

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Denis Dubé
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National Bank of Canada
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