National Bank's Management Proxy Circular is now Available

MONTREAL, March 28, 2013 /CNW Telbec/ - National Bank of Canada (TSX: NA) 
announced today that it has filed with securities regulators and is mailing to 
shareholders its Notice of Annual Meeting, to be held on April 24, 2013 in 
Moncton, New Brunswick, as well as its Management Proxy Circular. The Circular 
is available at 
In particular, the Circular contains detailed information on the Bank's Annual 
Meeting, the nominees for the 15 director positions and the Board's approach 
to executive compensation for the fiscal year ended October 31, 2012. Pierre 
Boivin is a new nominee for the position of director. 
"Despite strong competition and slower economic growth, the Bank advanced its 
strategic priorities to outperform last year's financial results, with gains 
in both net income and revenues, up 34% and 14% respectively. This success 
rests on the implementation of several initiatives in the context of the One 
client, one bank, transformation, the senior management team and the 
dedication of nearly 20,000 employees," said Jean Douville, Chairman of the 
Given the financial results and the fact that Louis Vachon once again exceeded 
his objectives for fiscal 2012, the Board approved total direct compensation 
of $7.15 million, compared to $7.25 million in 2011. The target total direct 
compensation of the President and Chief Executive Officer was $7.0 million in 
2012, unchanged from the previous year. 
National Bank's Board will again put its approach to executive compensation to 
an advisory vote of its shareholders, having been one of the first to do so in 
The Circular also includes information related to the Board of Directors and 
its committees, the election of directors and the appointment of the auditor, 
as well as proposals submitted by a shareholder. 
About National Bank of Canada
With $184 billion in assets as at January 31, 2013, National Bank of Canada 
(, together with its subsidiaries, forms one of Canada's leading 
integrated financial groups, and has been 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 number provided below is for the exclusive use of  journalists 
and other media representatives.): 
Claude Breton Senior Director - Public Affairs National Bank Tel.: 514-394-8644 
SOURCE: National Bank of Canada 
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