Four National Bank Securities Investment Solutions Win a Lipper Award

Montreal, 10 February 2012 - 

National Bank Securities won four awards at the Canadian Lipper Fund Awards gala, held yesterday in Toronto. Lipper Awards recognize investment funds delivering consistently strong risk-adjusted returns in their respected categories.

Each of the following funds won a Lipper Award:

Funds

Class

Period

Altamira Asia Pacific Fund Investor Series

Asia Pacific Equity

1 year

Omega Global Opportunities Fund Advisor Series

Global Equity

1 year

National Bank Small Cap Fund Investor Series

Canadian Focused Small/Mid Cap Equity

3 years

Altamira Resource Fund Investor Series

Natural Resources Equity

10 years

“This award recognizes our ongoing commitment to offering investors high-performance investment solutions tailored to their needs,” stated Yanic Chagnon, Vice-President, Product Management, National Bank Securities. Lipper Awards are a testimony to the excellent performance in Canada and abroad of investment solutions offered by National Bank Securities.

“We are proud to contribute to the success of National Bank Securities. These awards attest to the unwavering dedication and diligence of our investment professionals,” said Pascal Duquette, President and Chief Executive Officer of Natcan Investment Management. What makes National Bank Securities’ suite of investment solutions stand out from its peers is the process and model used by Natcan Investment Management, the lead portfolio manager of National Bank Securities Mutual Funds.

This year marks the sixth anniversary of the Canadian Lipper Fund Awards, which are presented in 23 countries in Asia, Europe, the Middle East, North Africa and North America.

About National Bank Securities Inc.
National Bank Securities Mutual Funds (the “Funds”) are offered by National Bank Securities Inc., a wholly owned subsidiary of National Bank of Canada. Brokerage fees, commissions, trailing commissions, management fees and expenses all may be associated with investment the Funds. Please read the prospectus of the Funds before investing. The Funds’ securities are not insured by the Canada Deposit Insurance Corporation or by any other government deposit insurer. The Funds are not guaranteed, their values change frequently and past performance may not be repeated.

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. As at October 31, 2011, National Bank has over CDN$156 billion in assets in accordance with Canadian GAAP and, together with its subsidiaries, employs more than 19,000 people. The Bank’s securities are listed on the Toronto Stock Exchange (TSX: NA). For more information, visit the Bank’s website at www.nbc.ca. To access National Bank of Canada’s financial literacy portal, visit
www.clearfacts.ca.

For additional information regarding the methodology used for the Lipper Fund Awards, please visit www.lipperweb.com.

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

Joan Beauchamp
Senior Advisor – Public Affairs
National Bank
Tel.: 514-394-6500