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Press release from CNW Group

National Bank announces a dividend on its common shares

Thursday, February 28, 2013

National Bank announces a dividend on its common shares18:05 EST Thursday, February 28, 2013MONTREAL, Feb. 28, 2013 /CNW Telbec/ - National Bank of Canada's (TSX: NA) Board of Directors announces today a dividend on its common shares of $0.83 per common share for the quarter ending April 30, 2013.  This dividend will be payable on May 1st, 2013 to holders of record of common shares on March 28, 2013.The Board of Directors also declares quarterly dividends on the following series of first preferred shares. These dividends are payable on May 15, 2013 to holders of record of first preferred shares on April 12, 2013.SeriesTicker symbol (TSX)Dividend numberDividends per share16NA.PR.LNo. 32$0.30312520NA.PR.MNo. 20$0.37521NA.PR.NNo. 19$0.3359424NA.PR.ONo. 17$0.412526NA.PR.PNo. 17$0.412528NA.PR.QNo. 2$0.2375The 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 CanadaWith $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 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   SOURCE: National Bank of CanadaFor further information: (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