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National Bank of Canada to Redeem Preferred Shares, Series 16

Montreal, 26 September 2014 -

The National Bank of Canada (the “Bank”) announces today its intention to redeem all of its issued and outstanding Non-Cumulative Fixed Rate First Preferred Shares Series 16 (the “Preferred Shares Series 16”) on November 15, 2014.

Pursuant to the share conditions, on November 15, 2014, the Bank may, at its option, redeem the Preferred Shares Series 16 at a price equal to $25.00 per share together with all declared and unpaid dividends. The declared dividends payable on November 15, 2014 will be paid in the usual manner to shareholders of record on October 10, 2014.

Since November 15, 2014 is a non-business day, any payments due to shareholders on such date will be made on the first business day following such date, being Monday, November 17, 2014.

A formal notice will be issued to shareholders in accordance with the share conditions.

The Bank recommends shareholders consult with their tax advisors to determine the appropriate treatment and impact of the redemptions.

Caution Regarding Forward-Looking Statements

This press release includes certain forward-looking statements. These forward-looking statements include the Bank’s intentions regarding the redemption of the Preferred Shares Series 16. These statements are inherently subject to significant risks, uncertainties and changes in circumstances, many of which are beyond the control of the Bank, including the obtaining of regulatory approval required to complete the proposed redemption. Except as required by law, the Bank does not undertake to update any forward-looking statements, whether written or oral, that may be made from time to time, by it or on its behalf. The forward-looking information contained in this press release is presented for the purpose of interpreting the information contained herein and may not be appropriate for other purposes.

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

Claude Breton                                                                                      
Vice-President, Public Affairs and Investor Relations                  
National Bank of Canada
Tel.: 514-394-8644            

Hélène Baril
Senior Director, Investor Relations
National Bank of Canada                                                                 
Tel.: 514-394-0296