Online Trading Made Easy with National Bank Direct Brokerage

MONTREAL, April 16, 2013 /CNW Telbec/ - National Bank Direct Brokerage is pleased to announce a promotional offer that will give its clients the opportunity to trade Canadian exchange-traded funds (ETFs) free of charge from April 15 to July 31, 2013. It is the perfect time for clients to build a portfolio at low cost and take advantage of the significant benefits of ETFs: easy to trade, the securities in the portfolio are diversified and management fees are transparent.

"National Bank Direct Brokerage is always striving to meet its clients' expectations by offering advantageous online brokerage solutions. It also helps new investors increase their knowledge of exchange-traded funds to take full advantage of our great offer," emphasized Nancy Paquet, President - National Bank Direct Brokerage.

Individuals who are new to investing are invited to go to clearfacts.ca, a financial literacy site, to obtain all the relevant information about online investing and ETFs. National Bank Direct Brokerage also offers its clients seminars and webinars on this increasingly popular investment product.

To find out more about the promotional offer and open an account, call National Bank Direct Brokerage at 1-800-363-3511 or go to www.promonbc.ca/etf.

About National Bank Direct Brokerage
National Bank Direct Brokerage is a wholly owned subsidiary of National Bank of Canada. National Bank Direct Brokerage offers no advice and makes no investment recommendations. The client alone is responsible for the financial consequences of his or her investment decisions. National Bank Direct Brokerage is a member of the Canadian Investor Protection Fund.

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.

SOURCE: National Bank of Canada

For further 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