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National Bank and National Bank Financial join forces in Ville de Saguenay

Ville de Saguenay, 23 November 2006 -

National Bank is pleased to announce the inauguration of its branch on Talbot Boulevard in Saguenay, which was renovated to accommodate all Retail and Commercial Banking services as well as National Bank Financial’s full service brokerage team.

During the inauguration ceremony attended by Jean Tremblay, the mayor of Ville de Saguenay, and Bank clients, Louis Vachon, Chief Operating Officer at National Bank, said “placing the various National Bank and National Bank Financial teams under one roof  will enable clients to benefit from greater team synergy, enhanced operational efficiency and the multi-disciplinary expertise of all our employees.”

National Bank spent more than $500,000 to renovate its branch located at 1180 Talbot Boulevard in Ville de Saguenay. The branch occupies the first floor of the 18,000 sq. ft. building, while the Commercial Banking Centre and National Bank Financial are on the second floor.

Business hours:

Branch 
Advisory services: Monday, 10:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m.; Tuesday to Thursday, 10:00 a.m. to 8:00 p.m.; 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.

Commercial Banking
Monday to Friday: 8:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m.

National Bank Financial 
Monday to Friday: 9:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m.

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