National Bank of Canada 2011 Annual Report was posted today on its website

Montreal, 8 December 2011 - 

National Bank of Canada (the “Bank”) (TSX: NA) announces that the 2011 annual report, including Audited Consolidated Financial Statements and Management’s Discussion and Analysis, is now available on its website at www.nbc.ca/investorrelations.

A printed copy of the 2011 annual report will be sent, at the beginning of February 2012, to registered shareholders who have not informed the Bank that they do not wish to receive a hard copy. Registered shareholders who no longer wish to receive a printed copy of the annual report are invited to contact to this effect the Bank’s registrar and transfer agent, Computershare Trust Company of Canada, by telephone at 1-888-838-1407.

A printed copy of the 2011 annual report will be sent, also at the beginning of February 2012, to beneficial owners who have informed the Bank that they wish to receive a copy.

Subsequently, paper copies of the Annual Report will be available from the Bank, upon request and free of charge, by contacting the Investor Relations Department either by telephone at 1-866-517-5455 or by e-mail at investorrelations@nbc.ca.

The documents related to the 2012 Annual Meeting of Shareholders will be sent separately to registered shareholders towards the beginning of March 2012.

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 $156 billion in assets and, together with its subsidiaries, employs 19,431 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 of Canada’s financial education portal, visit www.clearfacts.ca.

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

Claude Breton
Senior Manager
Public Affairs
National Bank
Tel.: 514-394-8644

Hélène Baril
Senior Director
Investor Relations
National Bank
Tel.: 514-394-0296