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National Bank of Canada Announces Election of Directors

Montreal, 15 April 2015 -

National Bank of Canada (the “Bank”) (TSX: NA) announced today that each director nominee listed in the Management Proxy Circular dated February 20, 2015 was elected as Director of the Bank during the Annual Meeting of the Holders of Common Shares held today in Drummondville, Quebec.

The details of the election are as follows:

DIRECTOR NOMINEE OUTCOME FOR % FOR WITHHELD % WITHHELD

Raymond Bachand

Elected

161,465,395

99.71

474,712

0.29

Maryse Bertrand

Elected

161,021,347

99.43

918,760

0.57

Lawrence S. Bloomberg

Elected

161,100,654

99.48

838,651

0.52

Pierre Boivin

Elected

160,738,584

99.26

1,200,721

0.74

André Caillé

Elected

160,816,863

99.31

1,122,442

0.69

Gillian H. Denham

Elected

160,374,348

99.03

1,564,955

0.97

Richard Fortin

Elected

161,188,276

99.54

751,029

0.46

Jean Houde

Elected

158,885,705

98.11

3,053,600

1.89

Karen Kinsley

Elected

161,465,884

99.71

474,223

0.29

Louise Laflamme

Elected

161,479,047

99.72

461,060

0.28

Julie Payette

Elected

161,461,052

99.70

479,055

0.30

Roseann Runte

Elected

159,818,959

98.69

2,121,148

1.31

Lino A. Saputo, Jr.

Elected

138,609,204

85.59

23,330,101

14.41

Andrée Savoie

Elected

161,432,256

99.69

507,051

0.31

Pierre Thabet

Elected

161,538,290

99.75

401,015

0.25

Louis Vachon

Elected

160,974,891

99.40

964,414

0.60

The results of the final votes regarding all matters subject to a vote during the annual meeting are available on the Bank’s website (nbc.ca/investorrelations) as well as on the SEDAR website (sedar.com).

About National Bank of Canada
With $214 billion in assets as at January 31, 2015, National Bank of Canada (nbc.ca), together with its subsidiaries, forms one of Canada’s leading integrated financial groups. The Bank has more than 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.):

Jean-François Lauzon
Advisor – Public Affairs
National Bank
Tel.: 514-394-6097