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National Bank of Canada 2008 Annual Report was posted today on its web site

Montreal, 23 December 2008 -

National Bank of Canada announces that the 2008 Annual Report, including Audited Consolidated Financial Statements and Management’s Discussion and Analysis, is available on its web site at www.nbc.ca/investorrelations.

A printed copy of the 2008 Annual Report, together with the documents related to the Annual Meeting of Shareholders, will be sent to the shareholders at the end of January 2009, following which date paper copies of the Annual Report will be available, free of charge and upon request, by contacting the Investor Relations either by telephone at 1-866-517-5455 or by email at investorrelations@nbc.ca.

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 $129 billion in assets and, together with its subsidiaries, employs 17,146 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.):

Marie-Claude Lavigne
Senior Advisor, Public Relations Department
National Bank Financial Group
Tel.: 514-394-6500