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National Bank of Canada Announces Election of Directors

Montreal, 20 April 2018 -

National Bank of Canada (the “Bank”) (TSX: NA) announced today that each director nominee listed in the Management Proxy Circular dated February 23, 2018 was elected as Director of the Bank during the Annual Meeting of the Holders of Common Shares held today in Drummondville, Quebec.

The Board of Directors welcomes two Directors elected for the first time, Rebecca McKillican and Robert Paré. Mrs. McKillican, who was appointed on October 2017, is President and Chief Executive Officer of Well.ca, a large online retailer of health, wellness, baby and beauty products. She has a Bachelor of Business Administration from the Ivey Business School, a Bachelor of Software Engineering from Western University and an MBA from Harvard Business School. As for Mr. Paré, he is joining the Board as of today. Since February 2018, Mr. Paré has been a Strategic Advisor for the firm Fasken Martineau, where he had previously held a position of Senior Partner specializing in governance and corporate and commercial law. He has a Bachelor’s degree in Law from Université Laval. Robert Paré is a member of the Quebec Bar.

The details of the election are as follows:

DIRECTOR NOMINEE OUTCOME FOR % FOR WITHHELD % WITHHELD
Raymond Bachand Elected

174,373,984

99.47%

920,641

0.53%

Maryse Bertrand Elected

174,374,274

99.47%

920,470

0.53%

Pierre Blouin Elected

172,572,422

98.45%

2,722,322

1.55%

Pierre Boivin Elected

174,044,813

99.29%

1,249,931

0.71%

Gillian H. Denham Elected

174,080,261

99.31%

1,214,461

0.69%

Richard Fortin Elected

174,358,403

99.47%

936,342

0.53%

Jean Houde Elected

174,412,239

99.50%

882,506

0.50%

Karen Kinsley Elected

171,469,923

97.82%

3,824,821

2.18%

Rebecca McKillican Elected

174,357,394

99.47%

937,350

0.53%

Robert Paré Elected

174,787,670

99.71%

507,074

0.29%

Lino A. Saputo, Jr. Elected

174,647,162

99.63%

647,583

0.37%

Andrée Savoie Elected

174,001,547

99.26%

1,293,197

0.74%

Pierre Thabet Elected

174,866,044

99.76%

428,700

0.24%

Louis Vachon Elected

174,787,325

99.71%

507,419

0.29%

The results of the final votes regarding all matters subject to a vote during the annual meeting are available on the Bank’s website (nbc.ca/investorrelations) as well as on the SEDAR website (sedar.com).

About National Bank of Canada
With $251 billion in assets as at January 31, 2018, National Bank of Canada, together with its subsidiaries, forms one of Canada's leading integrated financial groups.  It has more than 21,000 employees in knowledge-intensive positions and has been recognized numerous times as a top employer and for its commitment to diversity.  Its 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.

For more information:
Catherine Deshaies
Senior advisor, Public Affairs
National Bank of Canada
514-412-1320

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