TORONTO, Jan. 10, 2012 /CNW/ - With sadness Scotiabank today
acknowledged the death of Alexis E. Rovzar de la Torre, member of the
Board of Directors of Scotiabank.
Mr. Rovzar de la Torre, a career lawyer, joined the Board of Directors
in 2005 and sat on the Audit and Conduct Review Committee and Corporate
Governance and Pension Committee.
"Alexis was a dedicated member who brought his considerable professional
experience to the Board and truly embodied the community spirit through
his commitment to philanthropy," said John T. Mayberry, Chairman of the
Board of Directors of Scotiabank. "On behalf of the Board I would like
to express our condolences to his family during this difficult time."
"Alexis contributed to Scotiabank's international strategy and brought
his extensive understanding of Latin America to provide sound guidance
to Scotiabank," said Rick Waugh, President and CEO of Scotiabank. "I
would like to express gratitude on behalf of Scotiabank for Mr.
Rovzar's hard work and send our deepest sympathies to his family and
Mr. Rovzar de la Torre passed away on January 7th in Mexico.
Scotiabank is one of North America's premier financial institutions and
Canada's most international bank. With more than 75,000 employees,
Scotiabank Group 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 above $575 billion (as at
October 31, 2011), Scotiabank trades on the Toronto (BNS) and New York
Exchanges (BNS). For more information please visit www.scotiabank.com.
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