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National Bank of Canada 2012 Annual Report is now available on its website

Montreal, 6 December 2012 -

National Bank of Canada (TSX: NA) announces that the 2012 annual report, including Audited Consolidated Financial Statements and Management’s Discussion and Analysis, is now available on its website at www.nbc.ca/investorrelations.

A printed copy of the 2012 annual report will be sent, at the beginning of February 2013, to registered shareholders who have not informed the Bank that they do not wish to receive a hard copy. Registered shareholders who no longer wish to receive a printed copy of the annual report are invited to contact to this effect the Bank’s registrar and transfer agent, Computershare Trust Company of Canada, by telephone at 1-888-838-1407.

A printed copy of the 2012 annual report will be sent, also at the beginning of February 2013, to beneficial owners who have informed the Bank that they wish to receive a copy.

Subsequently, paper copies of the Annual Report will be available from the Bank, upon request and free of charge, by contacting the Investor Relations Department either by telephone at 1-866-517-5455 or by e-mail at investorrelations@nbc.ca.

The documents related to the 2013 Annual Meeting of Shareholders will be sent separately to registered shareholders towards the beginning of March 2013.

About National Bank of Canada
With $178 billion in assets as at October 31, 2012, National Bank of Canada (
www.nbc.ca), together with its subsidiaries, forms one of Canada’s leading integrated financial groups, and was named among the five strongest banks in the world by Bloomberg Markets. The Bank has close to 20,000 employees and is widely recognized as a top employer. Its securities are listed on the Toronto Stock Exchange (TSX: NA). Follow the Bank’s activities via social media and learn more about its extensive community involvement at clearfacts.ca and commitment.nationalbank.ca.

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

Hélène Baril

Claude Breton

Senior Director, Investor Relations

Senior Director, Public Affairs

National Bank

National Bank

Tel.: 514-394-0296

Tel.: 514-394-8644