National Bank increases the dividend on its common shares

MONTREAL, Dec. 6, 2012 /CNW Telbec/ - National Bank of Canada's (TSX:NA) 
Board of Directors announces today an increase of the dividend on its common 
shares from $0.79 to $0.83 per common share for the quarter ending 
January31, 2013. This dividend will be payable on February1(st), 2013 to 
holders of record of common shares on December27, 2012. 
The Board of Directors also declares quarterly dividends on the following 
series of first preferred shares. These dividends are payable on February15, 
2013 to holders of record of first preferred shares on January11, 2013, 
except for holders of first preferred shares series 15 to whom the dividend 
described below is payable on January 15, 2013, as a result of the redemption 
by National Bank of the first preferred shares series 15 that was announced 
earlier this day. 
|        | Ticker symbol |                 |                     |
| Series |    (TSX)      | Dividend number | Dividends per share |
|    15  |      NA.PR.K  |        No. 39   |      $0.24442((1))  |
|    16  |      NA.PR.L  |        No. 31   |         $0.303125   |
|    20  |      NA.PR.M  |        No. 19   |           $0.375    |
|    21  |      NA.PR.N  |        No. 18   |         $0.33594    |
|    24  |      NA.PR.O  |        No. 16   |          $0.4125    |
|    26  |      NA.PR.P  |        No. 16   |          $0.4125    |
|    28  |      NA.PR.Q  |         No. 1   |          $0.2603    |
(1) This amount represents a dividend for the period ending January 15, 2013. 
The above-mentioned dividends on the common and preferred shares are 
designated as eligible dividends for the purposes of the Income Tax Act 
(Canada) and any similar applicable provincial legislation. 
At no cost, eligible shareholders may elect to reinvest their common shares 
dividends in common shares in accordance with the Bank's Dividend Reinvestment 
and Share Purchase Plan. For more information, please contact Computershare 
Trust Company of Canada at 1-888-838-1407. Beneficial or non-registered common 
and preferred shareholders must contact their financial institution or broker 
for instructions on how to participate in such Plan. 
About National Bank of Canada
With $178billion in assets as at October31, 2012, National Bank of Canada 
(, 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 and 
(The telephone numbers provided below are for the exclusive use of  
journalists, other media representatives and shareholders.) 
Claude Breton Senior Director, Public Affairs National Bank of Canada 
Tel.: 514-394-8644  Hélène Baril Senior Director, Investor Relations 
National Bank of Canada Tel.: 514-394-0296 
SOURCE: National Bank of Canada 
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