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Death of Jim Flaherty – Statement from National Bank

Montreal, 11 April 2014 -

National Bank extends its sincere condolences to the family and friends of Jim Flaherty, who passed away April 10.

"As Minister of Finance, Mr. Flaherty's mastery of complex issues marked Canadian financial history. Known for his keen judgement and his dedication to resolving economic challenges, Mr. Flaherty always kept long-term results in mind. Through his work, he made major contributions to the economic and social development of our country," said Louis Vachon, President and Chief Executive Officer of the National Bank.

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With $195 billion in assets as at January 31, 2014, National Bank of Canada ( ), together with its subsidiaries, forms one of Canada’s leading integrated financial groups, and has been named among the 20 strongest banks in the world by Bloomberg Markets magazine. 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 via social media and learn more about its extensive community involvement at and .

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

Claude Breton
Vice President – Public Affairs and Investor Relations
National Bank
Tel.: 514-394-6500