National Bank Financial Group
TSX : NA

National Bank Financial Group

May 26, 2011 07:46 ET

National Bank Increases the Dividend on Its Common Shares

MONTREAL, QUEBEC--(Marketwire - May 26, 2011) - National Bank of Canada's (TSX:NA) Board of Directors announces today an increase of the dividend on its common shares from $0.66 to $0.71 per common share for the quarter ending July 31, 2011. This dividend will be payable on August 1st, 2011 to holders of record of common shares on June 23, 2011.

The Board of Directors also declares quarterly dividends on the following series of first preferred shares. These dividends are payable on August 15, 2011 to holders of record of first preferred shares on July 8, 2011.

SeriesTicker symbol (TSX)Dividend numberDividends per share
15NA.PR.KNo. 33$0.365625
16NA.PR.LNo. 25$0.303125
20NA.PR.MNo. 13$0.375
21NA.PR.NNo. 12$0.33594
24NA.PR.ONo. 10$0.4125
26NA.PR.PNo. 10$0.4125

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

National Bank of Canada is an integrated group that provides comprehensive financial services to consumers, small and medium-sized enterprises and large corporations in its core market, while offering specialized services to its clients elsewhere in the world. National Bank offers a full array of banking services, including retail, corporate and investment banking. It is an active player on international capital markets and, through its subsidiaries, is involved in securities brokerage, insurance and wealth management as well as mutual fund and retirement plan management. National Bank has over $154 billion in assets and, together with its subsidiaries, employs 18,492 people. The Bank's securities are listed on the Toronto Stock Exchange (TSX:NA). For more information, visit the Bank's website at www.nbc.ca. To access National Bank Financial Group's financial education portal, visit www.clearfacts.ca.

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Contact Information

  • Claude Breton
    Senior Manager, Public Relations
    National Bank Financial Group
    514-394-8644

    Helene Baril
    Senior Director, Investor Relations
    National Bank Financial Group
    514-394-0296