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National Bank and CAA establish a partnership

Montreal, 16 February 2016 -

Acquisition of Bridgewater Bank's credit card portfolio

National Bank has signed an agreement with the Canadian Automobile Association (CAA) for the launch of the National Bank CAA Rewards MasterCard credit card further to the acquisition of Bridgewater Bank's portfolio of 42,000 CAA credit cards. As a result, CAA members across seven regional CAA clubs[1] who have a CAA credit card will receive the new National Bank CAA Rewards MasterCard card in the next few months. This new credit card will be made available to all eligible CAA members who are interested.

“At National Bank, we are proud to help our clients carry out their business and personal projects,” stated Pierre Dufour, Vice-President – Card and Payment Solutions, National Bank. “And that's exactly what we're offering the members of the regional CAA clubs that have signed this agreement. With the National Bank CAA Rewards MasterCard, they'll be able to enjoy a host of advantages, especially when they travel, be it in Canada, the United States or anywhere else in the world.”

“The goal of the CAA Rewards Program is to provide CAA Members with best-in-class offers and savings from brands that they know and love” stated Jeff Walker, Chief Strategy Officer, CAA. “With the new CAA Rewards Mastercard, CAA Members can get even more value from their membership, earning CAA Dollars on all of their purchases. Members can redeem their CAA Dollars on a wide array of CAA products and services, including their next vacation, retail products like movies and attraction tickets, as well as their CAA membership”.

The new National Bank CAA Rewards MasterCard card is a no-fee card that gives CAA members many benefits, including CAA Dollars®, and purchase insurance that protects them in case of damage or theft of items purchased with their card.

[1] Alberta Motor Association, Saskatchewan, Manitoba, South Central Ontario, North & East Ontario, Niagara and Atlantic

About National Bank of Canada
With $216 billion in assets as at October 31, 2015, National Bank of Canada, together with its subsidiaries, forms one of Canada’s leading integrated financial groups. The Bank has close to 20,000 employees and is widely recognized as a top employer. The Bank's securities are listed on the Toronto Stock Exchange (TSX: NA). Follow the Bank’s activities at or via social media such as Facebook, LinkedIn and Twitter

About Canadian Automobile Association
CAA is a federation of nine clubs providing over 6 million Members with exceptional emergency roadside service, complete automotive and travel services, member savings and comprehensive insurance services. CAA also advocates on issues of concern to its members, including road safety, the environment, mobility, infrastructure and consumer protection. Find more information online at

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

Jamie Scott Patterson
Director – Partnership Programs and Strategies
Canadian Automobile Association
Tel.: 613-247-0117, ext. 2020

Marie-Pierre Jodoin
Manager – Public Affairs
National Bank
Tel.: 514-394-4209