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Media invitation: First smart card transaction at National Bank Financial Group

Montreal, 17 June 2008 -

National Bank Financial Group is pleased to invite media representatives to witness the first smart card debit transaction performed by National Bank. This event represents a photo opportunity for the media.

The event will take place in St-Jérôme, where the NBFG’s smart card technology will be deployed this summer.

Yannick Laurin, Vice-President – Sales and Personal Banking, Laval/ North Shore and Western Quebec, and Paolo Pizzuto, Vice-President – Electronic Payment Solutions, will be on hand to answer questions.

Event:                           Photo session

Date:                          Wednesday, June 18, 2008

Time:                          3:00 p.m. to 3:30 p.m.
Place:                         265 St-Georges, St-Jérôme

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 $123 billion in assets and, together with its subsidiaries, employs 17,093 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
Director, Public Relations Department
National Bank Financial Group
Tel.: 514-394-8644