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Invitation to members of the media to attend the National Bank Annual Meeting

Montreal, 25 February 2008 -

National Bank of Canada is pleased to invite representatives of the media to its Annual Meeting of Shareholders to be held on Friday, February 29, 2008 at 9 a.m. at the Mount Royal Centre, 2200 Mansfield Street, Montreal.

Journalists who wish to attend are asked to go to the media check-in at the Foyer of the Auditorium before proceeding to the Auditorium on the level 1 for the meeting. Please note that use of photographic, recording or television equipment will not be allowed, except for a five-minute period before the meeting.

The International Room, located on level 3, will be set up for journalists, particularly those from the electronic media. Live audio and video feeds of all the proceedings will be available. Television journalists should bring the equipment needed to record a 75 ohm signal as well as cables complying with the Bank’s standards.

After the meeting, members of the Bank’s senior management will meet with the media in the International Room.

Out-of-town media
For media representatives outside Montreal, the press conference will be interactive and accessible via conference call. Simultaneous interpretation will be available. A media advisory will be released on Marketwire 15 minutes before the press conference begins.

Access via telephone: 416-641-6140 or 1-866-299-6657

A live webcast of the meeting will be accessible via the Bank’s website at  www.nbc.ca/investorrelations by clicking on “Annual Meeting.” An archived version of the webcast will be available on the same website as of the first of March, 2008.

DATE BOOK

WHAT: Annual Meeting of National Bank
WHEN: Friday, February 29, 2008 at 9 a.m.
WHERE: Mount Royal Centre, 2200 Mansfield Street, Montreal
ROOMS:
- Meeting –  Auditorium, Level 1
- Media representatives – International Room, Level 3
- Press conference – International Room, Level 3

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