Press Releases

Introducing the National Bank Advisor Distribution Team

Montreal, 26 September 2006 -

National Bank and Altamira have decided to rename the business unit responsible for the distribution of the products each manufactures to independent brokers and financial advisors. Effective today, National Bank Advisor Distribution will be the new flagship name, representing select investment solutions from both National Bank and Altamira.

Formerly known as the National Bank/Altamira Dealer Distribution, National Bank Advisor Distribution has doubled the number of wholesalers over the last six months, and will continue to be a leader in the channel. This team provides full service and access to a first-class line-up of solutions, including principal-protected notes, GICs, high-interest saving accounts, equity, fixed income, money-market and specialty funds. The increased product offering will also include the new Meritage Portfolios, an innovative fund-of-fund wrap program which will be available next week.

A new website containing support tools, market commentaries, and product updates is now available for the exclusive use of the independent broker and financial advisor community. National Bank Advisor Distribution has offices in Vancouver, Calgary, Toronto, Montreal and Halifax.

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

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