Redemption for cash of 500 million dollars Series 5 Medium Term Notes

Montreal, 2 November 2011 - 

National Bank of Canada (TSX:  NA) announced today that it has completed the previously published redemption, for the purpose of cancellation, of all of its Series 5 Medium Term Notes, for 100% of the 500 million dollars principal amount of notes. This redemption, funded solely from the Bank’s general funds, is part of the Bank’s capital management program.

About National Bank of Canada
National Bank of Canada is an integrated group that 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. 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 over $153 billion in assets and, together with its subsidiaries, employs 19,217 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. To access National Bank’s financial education portal, visit www.clearfacts.ca.

Information
(The telephone number provided below is for the exclusive use of journalists and other media representatives.):

Joan Beauchamp
Senior Advisor, Public Relations
National Bank
Tel.: 514-394-6500