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National Bank of Canada to Redeem Preferred Shares, Series 20

Montreal, 26 August 2015 -

The National Bank of Canada (the “Bank”) today announced its intention to redeem on November 15, 2015, all of its issued and outstanding Non-Cumulative Fixed Rate First Preferred Shares Series 20 (the “Preferred Shares Series 20”) for total redemption price of approximately $176 million.

Pursuant to the share conditions, on November 15, 2015, the Bank may redeem the Preferred Shares Series 20 at a price equal to $25.50 per share together with all declared and unpaid dividends.

Separately from the payment of the redemption price, the declared quarterly dividend of $0.375, payable on November 15, 2015, will be paid in the usual manner to shareholders of record on October 13, 2015.

Since November 15, 2015 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 16, 2015.

A formal notice will be issued to holders of the Preferred Shares Series 20 in accordance with the share conditions. The redemption is subject to the final approval of the Office of the Superintendent of Financial Institutions (OSFI).

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

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 20. 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.

About National Bank of Canada
With $216 billion in assets as at July 31, 2015, National Bank of Canada (www.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. 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 clearfacts.ca and commitment.nationalbank.ca.

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 Relationn
National Bank of Canada
Tel.: 514-394-8644

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