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National Bank Presents Its 2015 Social Responsibility Report

Montreal, 17 March 2016 -

National Bank is proud to release its 2015 Social Responsibility Report. This report outlines the many projects carried out by the Bank for the benefit of its clients, employees, the community and the environment, and demonstrates the important role it plays in driving social and economic development. Here are a few of the highlights of the Bank's performance in this respect.

Helping our clients power their ideas
My Business Model: a new tool for entrepreneurs
- New branch concepts that capitalize on technology and the expertise of our teams
- Optimized mobile apps for tablets and smartphones

Supporting the community
- $25 million in community donations thanks to the participation of our clients, employees and retirees
- 100,000 hours of volunteer work performed by Bank employees and retirees in their communities
- Impact investing initiative and historic partnership with the First Nations Finance Authority

Remaining a top employer
- $24 million invested in employee skills development
- 7,000 employees reached through the National Tour activities to promote engagement
- 90% increase over the past 10 years in the number of employees belonging to cultural communities

Driving our economy forward
- $117 million invested in our facilities
- $2 billion paid in salaries and employee benefits
- Tens of billions in debt financing made available to Canadian businesses

Promoting sustainable development
- Carbon neutral since 2011
- Awarded several LEED® certifications
- Member of Hydro-Québec's Energy Savers' Circle

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More information on the many causes and projects National Bank supports as part of its commitment to the communities it serves can be found in our Social Responsibility Report. It is available on our website at nbc.ca/socialresponsibility, in our branches and via TelNat customer service (1-888-4-TelNat).

About National Bank of Canada
With $219 billion in assets as at January 31, 2016, 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 nbc.ca or via social media such as Facebook, LinkedIn and Twitter.

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

Catherine Deshaies
Advisor – Public Affairs
National Bank
Tel.: 514-412-1320