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National Bank of Canada Announces Election of Directors

Montreal, 24 April 2013 -

National Bank of Canada (the “Bank”) (TSX: NA) announced today that each director nominee listed in the Management Proxy Circular dated March 8, 2013 was elected as Director of the Bank during the Annual Meeting of the Holders of Common Shares held earlier today in Moncton, New Brunswick.

The details of the election are as follows:

DIRECTOR NOMINEE

OUTCOME

FOR

% FOR

WITHHELD

% WITHHELD

Maryse Bertrand

Elected

82,555,295

99.66

280,511

0.34

Lawrence S. Bloomberg

Elected

72,082,224

87.02

10,753,582

12.98

Pierre Boivin

Elected

82,315,767

99.37

520,019

0.63

André Caillé

Elected

82,259,398

99.30

576,408

0.70

Gérard Coulombe

Elected

72,823,531

87.91

10,012,275

12.09

Bernard Cyr

Elected

82,389,238

99.46

446,568

0.54

Gillian H. Denham

Elected

82,328,330

99.39

507,476

0.61

Jean Douville

Elected

82,352,448

99.42

483,358

0.58

Paul Gobeil

Elected

82,063,174

99.07

772,632

0.93

Jean Houde

Elected

82,261,226

99.31

574,580

0.69

Louise Laflamme

Elected

82,533,351

99.63

302,455

0.37

Roseann Runte

Elected

82,425,321

99.50

410,485

0.50

Lino A. Saputo, Jr.

Elected

80,432,887

97.10

2,402,919

2.90

Pierre Thabet

Elected

82,570,627

99.68

264,928

0.32

Louis Vachon

Elected

82,224,031

99.26

611,775

0.74

The results of the final votes regarding all matters subject to a vote during the annual meeting that took place earlier today are available on the Bank’s website (www.nbc.ca/investorrelations) as well as on SEDAR’s site.

About National Bank of Canada
With $184 billion in assets as at January 31, 2013, 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 number provided below is for the exclusive use of journalists and other media representatives.):

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