Media Advisory - Scotia Capital's Canadian Housing Conference to be Broadcast
on Web

TORONTO, May 12 /CNW/ - Scotia Capital extends an invitation to you to participate in our Canadian Housing Conference: Building and Financing the Future. The participating speakers at this event represent a broad range of companies that have operational exposure to the housing market, from lumber to mortgage origination and insurance. Presentations will be interactive and promise to deliver timely insights and views to participants on the current strengths in the housing markets, and the supply/demand outlook for building materials, housing products and homes. Audio portions of the presentations will be broadcast live on the web beginning at 9:40 a.m.

    
    Scheduled presenters and times* are:

    Thursday, May 13
     9:40 a.m.  International Forest Products, Duncan Davies, President and
                Chief Executive Officer (CEO)
    10:10 a.m.  West Fraser Timber Co., Hank Ketcham, Chairman, President and
                CEO
    10:50 a.m.  RONA, Claude Guévin, Executive Vice-President (EVP) and Chief
                Financial Officer (CFO)
    11:20 a.m.  Genworth MI Canada, Peter Vukanovich, President and Chief
                Operating Officer (COO)
     1:00 p.m.  Brookfield Real Estate Services, Phil Soper, President and
                CEO
     1:30 p.m.  Home Capital Group, Gerald Soloway, CEO and Martin Reid,
                President
     2:30 p.m.  First National Financial Income Fund, Stephen J.R. Smith,
                President
     3:00 p.m.  HOMEQ Corporation, Steven Ranson, President and CEO
    

Listeners may access the conference live via and online audio link at www.scotiacapital.com. The conference will be archived on Scotia Capital's website for three months.

* Agenda is subject to change. See www.scotiacapital.com for most current schedule.

Scotia Capital is the wholesale banking arm of the Scotiabank Group, offering a wide variety of products to corporate, government and institutional clients. Scotia Capital provides full-service coverage across the NAFTA region, and also serves selected niche markets globally through two divisions, Global Capital Markets and Global Corporate and Investment Banking. It has 28 offices and more than 300 relationship managers organized around industry specialties. For more information, please visit www.scotiacapital.com.

Scotiabank is one of North America's premier financial institutions and Canada's most international bank. With close to 68,000 employees, Scotiabank Group and its affiliates serve approximately 14.6 million customers in some 50 countries around the world. Scotiabank offers a diverse range of products and services including personal, commercial, corporate and investment banking. With more than $507 billion in assets (as at January 31, 2010), Scotiabank trades on the Toronto (BNS) and New York Exchanges (BNS). For more information please visit www.scotiabank.com.

SOURCE Scotiabank

For further information: For further information: Joe Konecny at (416) 933-1795 or joe_konecny@scotiacapital.com


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