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National Bank of Canada Legislative Covered Bonds - Terms of Access
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This Website has been created to present certain documents relating to debt securities issued by National Bank of Canada ("NBC") pursuant to its legislative covered bond Programme (the "Legislative Programme"). These documents are posted to provide certain information to investors relating to securities issued under the Legislative Programme.
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THE COVERED BONDS OFFERED UNDER THE LEGISLATIVE PROGRAMME HAVE NOT BEEN APPROVED OR DISAPPROVED BY CANADA MORTGAGE AND HOUSING CORPORATION ("CMHC") NOR HAS CMHC PASSED UPON THE ACCURACY OR ADEQUACY OF ANY OF THE DISCLOSURE CONTAINED IN THE DOCUMENTS POSTED ON THIS SITE. THE COVERED BONDS OFFERED UNDER THE LEGISLATIVE PROGRAMME ARE NOT INSURED OR GUARANTEED BY CMHC OR THE GOVERNMENT OF CANADA OR ANY OTHER AGENCY THEREOF.
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The foregoing list of risk factors is not exhaustive. Additional information about these factors can be found in the Bank’s most recent Annual Report. Investors and others who base themselves on the Bank's forward-looking statements should carefully consider the above factors as well as the uncertainties they represent and the risk they entail. The Bank also cautions readers not to place undue reliance on these forward-looking statements. The forward-looking information contained in this Website is presented for the purpose of interpreting the information contained herein and may not be appropriate for other purposes.
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