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National Bank welcomes Louise Laflamme to its Board of Directors

Montreal, 6 November 2008 -

National Bank has announced that Louise Laflamme joined its Board of Directors on November 3, 2008. This brings the number of Directors to 15, including four women.

Since the start of her professional career in 1973, Ms. Laflamme has worked for a number of well-known companies where she has held various positions, in particular in internal audit and financial management.

Ms. Laflamme comes to the Bank after 11 years at the Montréal Exchange where she most recently held the position of Executive Vice-President and Advisor to the President and Chief Executive Officer after serving as Executive Vice-President and Chief Financial Officer. She also worked 12 years at the accounting firm Raymond, Chabot, Martin, Paré & Associés. Ms. Laflamme is a Certified General Accountant and has been a member of the Ordre professionnel des comptables généraux licenciés du Québec since 1977.

National Bank is pleased to welcome Ms. Laflamme to its Board of Directors where she will also serve on the Audit and Risk Management Committee. Given her solid experience in accounting, finance and management in a regulated context, Ms. Laflamme is certain to contribute extensively to the mission of the Board and the Bank’s sound corporate governance practices.

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