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National Bank of Canada Announces Dividend Rates for First Preferred Shares, Series 30 and 31

Montreal, 16 April 2019 -

Further to its announcement of March 18, 2019, National Bank of Canada ("National Bank”) (TSX: NA) announced today the dividend rates applicable to the Non-Cumulative 5-Year Rate Reset First Preferred Shares, Series 30 (the "Series 30 Preferred Shares") and the Non-Cumulative Floating Rate First Preferred Shares, Series 31 (the "Series 31 Preferred Shares").

Holders of Series 30 Preferred Shares, should any remain outstanding after May 15, 2019, will be entitled to receive fixed rate non-cumulative preferential cash dividends on a quarterly basis, as and when declared by the Board of Directors of the Bank and subject to the provisions of the Bank Act (Canada). The dividend rate for the five-year period commencing on May 16, 2019 and ending on May 15, 2024 will be 4.025%, being equal to the sum of the five-year Government of Canada Bond yield (1.625%) plus 2.40%, as determined in accordance with the terms of the Series 30 Preferred Shares.

Holders of Series 31 Preferred Shares, should any be issued on May 15, 2019, will be entitled to receive floating rate non-cumulative preferential cash dividends on a quarterly basis, as and when declared by the Board of Directors of the Bank and subject to the provisions of the Bank Act (Canada). The dividend rate for the three-month period commencing on May 16, 2019 and ending on August 15, 2019, will be 4.060%, being equal to the sum of the 90-day Government of Canada Treasury Bill yield (1.66%) plus 2.40%, calculated on the basis of actual number of days elapsed in such quarterly floating rate period divided by 365, as determined in accordance with the terms of the Series 31 Preferred Shares.

Holders of the Series 30 Preferred Shares have, subject to certain conditions, the right to convert all or part of their Series 30 Preferred Shares on a one-for-one basis into Series 31 Preferred Shares on May 15, 2019.

Beneficial owners of Series 30 shares who wish to exercise their conversion right should communicate as soon as possible with their broker or other nominee and ensure that they follow their instructions in order to meet the deadline to exercise such right, which is April 30, 2019 at 5:00 p.m. (EST).

About National Bank of Canada
With $263 billion in assets as at January 31, 2019, National Bank of Canada, together with its subsidiaries, forms one of Canada's leading integrated financial groups. It has more than 23,000 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 FacebookLinkedIn and Twitter.

For more information:  
Linda Boulanger Claude Breton
Vice-President, Investor Relations Vice-President, Public Affairs and 
Corporate Social Responsibility
National Bank of Canada National Bank of Canada
linda.boulanger@nbc.ca claude.breton@nbc.ca
Tel. : 514-394-0296 Tel. : 514-394-8644