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Reinforced Security: National Bank further enhances client protection measures for Internet banking services

Montreal, 22 January 2008 -

National Bank is now offering Reinforced Security, an additional level of security to ensure that the highest possible protection standards are upheld for personal and commercial Internet banking transactions.

Now, in addition to entering their access code and password, clients must now answer a secret question they provided when they registered for Internet banking if the system does not recognize their computer. This new identification requirement will provide the Bank with a greater degree of certainty that the individual attempting to view an account is in fact the accountholder. Implementation of Reinforced Security began in January 2008 and will continue over the coming weeks.

Ensuring the security of the environment in which our clients carry out their transactions, whether at an ABM, on the Internet or in our branches, is a constant concern for the Bank.

With this additional security measure, personal and commercial banking clients can use our Internet Banking Solutions with complete peace of mind.

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 more than $113 billion in assets and, together with its subsidiaries, employs 16,863 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
Director, Public Relations
National Bank of Canada
Tel.: 514-394-8644