USA PATRIOT ACT CERTIFICATION

The Uniting and Strengthening America by Providing Appropriate Tools Required to Intercept and Obstruct Terrorism (USA PATRIOT ACT) Act of 2001 (the “Act”) and final rules issued by the Treasury Department of the United States of America require Covered Financial Institutions to obtain certain information from Foreign Banks that maintain a correspondent account with it.

Pursuant to the final rules, National Bank of Canada has executed a global certification for use by any Covered Financial Institution that requires such certification from National Bank of Canada. Please access this certification rather than requesting from National Bank of Canada an individual certification pertaining to your Covered Financial Institution.

Please note that this global certification lists in its attached Appendix only those branches, offices, and agencies that meet the definitions of “Foreign Bank” and “Correspondent Account” within the meaning of the Act. Should you have any questions, please contact the Corporate Secretary’s Office of National Bank of Canada by telephone at (514) 394-5000 or by e-mail at the following address: secretariat@bnc.ca.

Please click here for National Bank of Canada's Global Certification Regarding Correspondent Accounts for Foreign Banks which was executed on December 19, 2013 (the "new certificate").

As for previous certifications, please click here for the certification executed February 21, 2011; here for the one executed on March 12, 2008; here for the one executed on December 16, 2002 (the "original certificate"); and here to access the USA PATRIOT Act Re-Certification Regarding Correspondent Accounts for Foreign Banks, which updated the information found in the original certificate, executed on March 23, 2005.

The new certificate will be updated without prior notice to reflect changes made from time to time to the information reported.