November 02, 2005 07:00 ET

Canada's New Stock Exchange Approves National Bank Financial as a CNQ Dealer

TORONTO, ONTARIO--(CCNMatthews - Nov. 2, 2005) - CNQ announced today that National Bank Financial has joined the exchange as a participating dealer.

National Bank Financial is a fully integrated investment dealer, combining retail brokerage and advisory services with institutional brokerage, corporate finance and securities clearing services for third parties. National Bank Financial offers a full spectrum of financial products and services and has more than 700 Investment Advisors in 94 branches coast to coast. The firm's head office is located in Montreal at 1155 Metcalfe Street in the Sun Life Building. Additional information about National Bank Financial can be found at or by calling 514-879-2222.

CNQ has twenty dealers participating directly. They include: Blackmont Capital Inc., BMO Nesbitt Burns Inc., Byron Securities Ltd., Canaccord Capital Corporation, e3m Investments Inc., Global Securities Corporation, Haywood Securities Inc., Integral Wealth Securities Limited, Jones, Gable & Company Ltd., Leede Financial Markets Inc., National Bank Financial, Northern Securities Inc., Octagon Capital Corporation, Pacific International Securities Inc., Research Capital Corporation, Scotia Capital Inc., TD Securities Inc., Union Securities Ltd., Wolverton Securities Ltd., W.D. Latimer Co. Limited.

CNQ recently announced that it intends to launch a new alternative market to trade securities listed on the TSX. The application to operate this market has been published by the Ontario Securities Commission for public comment. CNQ commenced operations in July 2003 and became recognized by the OSC as a stock exchange in May 2004, becoming the first new stock exchange in Canada in over 70 years. CNQ's innovative stock exchange addresses the needs of emerging companies and their investors and it fosters liquidity through the unique combination of a central auction market with a competitive market making system.

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