Scotiabank expands ABM access into Canadian 7-Eleven stores

Scotiabank customers will have access to an additional 470-plus fee-free ABMs 24/7

TORONTO, June 27, 2012 /CNW/ - Today Scotiabank announced that it will be giving its customers fee-free ABM access at 7-Eleven® stores in Ontario, Manitoba, Saskatchewan, Alberta and British Columbia.  This expansion will boost the Bank's overall ABM network in Canada to 3,486, an increase of over 15 per cent.

"Canadians rely on the convenience of their debit cards and are among the biggest per capita users of debit services in the world," said Troy Wright, Executive Vice-President, Retail Distribution, Canadian Banking, Scotiabank.  "To meet our customers' needs, we continue to expand fee-free ABM access across the country, and our upcoming expansion into 7-Eleven stores does just that by giving Scotiabank customers access to their accounts at additional convenient locations with extended hours."

Fee-free ABM access for Scotiabank cardholders at 7-Eleven Canada stores is made possible by a partnership with Cardtronics, the world's largest retail ABM owner and 7-Eleven's exclusive ABM service provider in Canada. Customers using these machines will benefit from the same strong security measures that are built into all Scotiabank ABMs with the added convenience of the increased access.

Scotiabank is in the midst of expanding its ABM access in Canadian 7-Eleven stores with complete availability expected later this summer. And, Scotiabank SCENE debit cardholders will soon see a special limited-time promotion where SCENE points will be awarded when they make ABM withdrawals at Canadian 7-Eleven stores.  Updates on the locations of newly available fee-free ABMs can be accessed with the Scotiabank ABM Locator tool at scotiabank.com.

About Scotiabank
Scotiabank is one of North America's premier financial institutions and Canada's most international bank. With more than 80,000 employees, Scotiabank and its affiliates serve some 19 million customers in more than 55 countries around the world. Scotiabank offers a broad range of products and services including personal, commercial, corporate and investment banking. With assets of $660 billion (as at April 30, 2012), Scotiabank trades on the Toronto (BNS) and New York Exchanges (BNS). For more information please visit www.scotiabank.com.

About Cardtronics (NASDAQ: CATM)
Making ATM cash access convenient where people shop, work and live their lives, Cardtronics is at the convergence of retailers, financial institutions, prepaid card programs and the customers they share. Cardtronics owns/operates more than 53,900 retail ATMs in U.S. and international locales. Whether Cardtronics is driving foot traffic for America's most relevant retailers, enhancing ATM brand presence for card issuers or expanding card holders' surcharge-free cash access on the local, national or global scene, Cardtronics is convenient access to cash, when and where consumers need it. Cardtronics is where cash meets commerce.

About 7-Eleven, Inc.
7-Eleven, Inc. is the premier name and largest chain in the convenience retailing industry. Based in Dallas, Texas, 7-Eleven operates, franchises or licenses more than 9,200 7-Eleven® stores in North America. Globally, there are more than 46,800 7-Eleven stores in 16 countries. During 2011, 7-Eleven stores worldwide generated total sales close to $76.6 billion. 7-Eleven has been honored by a number of companies and organizations recently. Accolades include: #2 on Forbes magazine's 2011 list of Top Franchises for the Money; #3 spot on Entrepreneur magazine's Franchise 500 list for 2012, #3 in Forbes magazine's Top 20 Franchises to Start, and #2 in Franchise Times Top 200 Franchise Companies. Hispanic Magazine named 7-Eleven in its Hispanic Corporate Top 100 Companies that provide the most opportunities to Hispanics. 7-Eleven received the 2010 Retailer of the Year honor from PL Buyer because of the company's private-label brand initiative. 7-Eleven is franchising its stores in the U.S. and expanding through organic growth, acquisitions and its Business Conversion Program. Find out more online at www.7-Eleven.com.

SOURCE Scotiabank - Products

For further information:

Scotiabank - Media
Crystal Jongeward
Scotiabank
P: 416-933-3056
E: crystal.jongeward@scotiabank.com

Cardtronics - Media
Nick Pappathopoulos
Director - Public Relations
832-308-4396
npappathopoulos@cardtronics.com

Cardtronics - Investors
Chris Brewster
Chief Financial Officer 832-308-4128
cbrewster@cardtronics.com


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