Scotiabank Contributes $25,000 to Quebec Flood Victims through the Canadian Red Cross

MONTREAL AND TORONTO, May 19 /CNW/ - In the wake of the flooding in Québec, Scotiabank has donated $25,000 to the Canadian Red Cross campaign. The Bank is also inviting Canadians to visit their local Scotiabank branch to make a donation to the Red Cross. "We have a very long history in Quebec, having opened our first branch in the province in 1888," said Diane Giard, Senior Vice-President, Quebec and Eastern Ontario Region, Scotiabank. "Our thoughts are with the people in the Montérégie and the surrounding area who are going through this difficult time and we hope this donation will help. We are pleased to support the Red Cross in their efforts to provide this much needed assistance."

"It is in times like these when we come together and help those who are affected by hardship," said Guy Berthiaume, District Vice-President, Montreal & East, Scotiabank. "We will work with any customer who has been affected to find solutions to any problems that may arise because of the flooding."

Scotiabank is committed to supporting the communities in which we live and work, both in Canada and abroad, through our global philanthropic program, Scotiabank Bright Future.  Recognized as a leader internationally and among Canadian corporations for our charitable donations and philanthropic activities, Scotiabank has provided on average approximately $44 million annually to community causes around the world over each of the last five years. Visit us at www.scotiabank.com.

SOURCE Scotiabank

For further information:

please contact Joe Konecny at (416) 933-1795, or joe_konecny@scotiacapital.com


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