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National Bank lends its support to the Information Security Awareness and Personal Information Protection Campaign

Montreal, 27 October 2008 -

National Bank is once again pleased to act as a partner in support of the Information Security Awareness and Personal Information Protection Campaign – 2008 Edition, with the theme “I protect my identity on the Internet.”

The purpose of this event, sponsored by the Quebec Ministère des Services gouvernementaux and the Information Security Institute of Quebec is to make the general public aware of the importance of being vigilant and adopting appropriate habits in order to prevent identity theft and other forms of fraud.

Information security, personal information protection and fraud prevention are fundamental issues for National Bank. We have rigorous procedures in place to ensure that the personal information entrusted to us by our retail and business clients is protected. “Considering that new types of fraud appear every day, we continue to do our utmost to reinforce our practices in this area,” said Jacynthe Hotte, Vice-President – Operational and Reputational Risk.

This year, the Information Security Awareness and Personal Information Protection Campaign will take place from October 27 to the end of November 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

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