NATIONAL BANK OF CANADA
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NATIONAL BANK OF CANADA

October 11, 2005 14:04 ET

National Bank and National Bank Financial Donate $100,000 to the Marie-Vincent Foundation

MONTREAL, QUEBEC--(CCNMatthews - Oct. 11, 2005) - National Bank of Canada and National Bank Financial are proud to support the activities of the Marie-Vincent Foundation by donating $100,000 to help child victims of sexual abuse.

The funds raised under the Foundation's current financing campaign will mainly be used to set up a centre of expertise that will offer young victims of sexual abuse and their families innovative integrated services, primarily in the areas of health and psychosocial intervention.

"The Bank is particularly sensitive to issues related to child welfare. Each year, thousands of children are hospitalized for abuse, violence, maltreatment and neglect. The Marie-Vincent Foundation comes to their aid with the services and support they need to deal with their difficulties. That is why I am proud that the Bank is supporting the Marie-Vincent Foundation," stated Lynn Jeanniot, Vice-President - Human Resources at the Bank. "We hope this donation will enable the Foundation to improve the lives of these children," added Jean Page, Managing Director - Private Equity at National Bank Financial.

In 2004, the Bank and its subsidiaries, through corporate donations, sponsorships, in-branch fundraising activities and various benefit events, gave $12 million to hundreds of Canadian education, health care, cultural and community organizations.

More information on the many causes and projects the Bank supports as part of its commitment to the communities it serves can be found in the Bank's Social Responsibility Report on its website at www.nbc.ca.

A photo is available. To obtain a copy, please call the undersigned.

Caption: National Bank of Canada and National Bank Financial donate $100,000 to the Marie-Vincent Foundation. In the photo (left to right): Lynn Jeanniot, Vice-President - Human Resources, National Bank, Jean St-Onge, Chairman of the Board of Directors of the Marie-Vincent Foundation, and Jean Page, Managing Director, Private Equity, National Bank Financial.

About National Bank

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 customers elsewhere in the world. National Bank offers a full array of banking services, including 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 $110 billion in assets and, together with its subsidiaries, employs 17,049 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.

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