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National Bank Financial Group launches its second annual series of retirement information sessions

Montreal, 23 September 2008 -

National Bank Financial Group is pleased to present its retirement information sessions, which will be held for a second consecutive year in October and November.

The purpose of these sessions is to enable clients to fully grasp the issues related to retirement and the steps involved in planning a retirement strategy, while also giving them the tools they need to reach their personal objectives.

According to the Régie des rentes du Québec, 22.8% of Canadians will be over 65 in 2026. Other surveys show that only a small percentage of Canadians are confident that they will achieve their retirement objectives. In order to address the needs and concerns of this group of people, National Bank Financial Group is offering retirement information sessions to help them develop a retirement strategy so they can make informed decisions.

This year’s presentations will revolve around three key words: understand, plan and act. The presentations will be tailored to the different phases of a client’s life so as to adequately cover a broad spectrum of needs.

Anyone who would like to learn more about National Bank’s retirement information sessions can visit www.nbc.ca/retirement to find out when and where the sessions will be held, sign up directly for a session and get more details about the program.

Below is a list of the cities where information sessions will be held, along with the corresponding dates:

Province

City

Date

Language

Quebec

Lachenaie

October 8, 2008

French

Laval

October 7, 2008 (a.m.)

October 7, 2008 (p.m.)

October 9, 2008

Ste-Thérèse

October 28, 2008

Joliette

October 22, 2008

St-Jérôme

October 7, 2008

Gatineau

October 29, 2008

Val d'Or

October 7, 2008

Eastern Montreal

October 7, 2008

October 28, 2008

Italian

Central Montreal

October 28, 2008

French

Northern Montreal

October 21, 2008

November 18, 2008

November 25, 2008

Western Montreal

October 6, 2008

October 8, 2008

October 28, 2008

English

Brossard

October 20, 2008

French

Châteauguay

October 8, 2008

Boucherville

October 29, 2008

St-Hyacinthe

October 20, 2008

Drummondville

October 7, 2008

Trois-Rivières

October 27, 2008

Shawinigan

October 21, 2008

Granby

October 20, 2008

St-Jean-sur-le-Richelieu

October 21, 2008

Sherbrooke

October 7, 2008

St-Georges-de-Beauce

October 1, 2008

Lévis

November 5, 2008

Quebec City

October 7, 2008

October 8, 2008

Alma

October 20, 2008

Chicoutimi

October 21, 2008

Rivière-du-Loup

October 28, 2008

Rimouski

October 29, 2008

Alberta

Calgary

November 4, 2008

English

Edmonton

November 5, 2008

British Columbia

Vancouver

October 23, 2008

Victoria

October 24, 2008

Manitoba

Winnipeg

October 27, 2008

Saskatchewan

Saskatoon

October 28, 2008

Ontario

Ottawa

October 21, 2008

French

October 22, 2008

Richmond Hill

October 23, 2008

English

Don Mills

October 21, 2008

Windsor

October 1, 2008

Mississauga

October 21, 2008

Brampton

October 22, 2008

Barrie

October 23, 2008

New Brunswick

Bathurst

October 20, 2008

French

Moncton

October 21, 2008

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 $122 billion in assets and, together with its subsidiaries, employs 17,232 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 Manager, Public Relations Department
National Bank Financial Group
Tel.: 514-394-8644