National Bank of Canada Announces Election of Directors

MONTREAL, April 24, 2013 /CNW Telbec/ - National Bank of Canada (the "Bank") (TSX: NA) announced today that each director nominee listed in the Management Proxy Circular dated March 8, 2013 was elected as Director of the Bank during the Annual Meeting of the Holders of Common Shares held earlier today in Moncton, New Brunswick.

The details of the election are as follows:

DIRECTOR NOMINEE  OUTCOME  FOR  % FOR   WITHHELD   % WITHHELD 
Maryse Bertrand Elected  82,555,295  99.66 280,511 0.34
Lawrence S. Bloomberg Elected 72,082,224 87.02 10,753,582 12.98
Pierre Boivin Elected 82,315,767 99.37 520,019 0.63
André Caillé Elected 82,259,398 99.30 576,408 0.70
Gérard Coulombe Elected 72,823,531 87.91 10,012,275 12.09
Bernard Cyr Elected 82,389,238 99.46 446,568 0.54
Gillian H. Denham Elected 82,328,330 99.39 507,476 0.61
Jean Douville Elected 82,352,448 99.42 483,358 0.58
Paul Gobeil Elected 82,063,174 99.07 772,632 0.93
Jean Houde Elected 82,261,226 99.31 574,580 0.69
Louise Laflamme Elected 82,533,351 99.63 302,455 0.37
Roseann Runte Elected 82,425,321 99.50 410,485 0.50
Lino A. Saputo, Jr. Elected 80,432,887 97.10 2,402,919 2.90
Pierre Thabet Elected 82,570,627 99.68 264,928 0.32
Louis Vachon Elected 82,224,031 99.26 611,775 0.74


The results of the final votes regarding all matters subject to a vote during the annual meeting that took place earlier today are available on the Bank's website (www.nbc.ca/investorrelations) as well as on SEDAR's site.

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

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National Bank
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