/R E P E A T -- Scotiabank to announce second quarter results/



    TORONTO, May 26 /CNW/ - Scotiabank will announce details of its second
quarter results on Thursday, May 28, 2009.

    
    Second Quarter Results News Release
    -----------------------------------
    -  A news release of the second quarter results will be issued in Canada
       over Canada NewsWire and in the U.S. over PR Newswire at approximately
       11:30 a.m. EDT on Thursday, May 28, 2009.

    Second Quarter Results Conference Call
    --------------------------------------
    -  The conference call will take place on Thursday, May 28, 2009 at
       2:00 p.m. EDT and is expected to last approximately one hour.
    -  Interested parties are invited to access the call live, in listen-only
       mode:
       -  Via telephone, toll-free, at 1-800 732 0232 (please call five to 15
           minutes in advance).
       -  Via the Internet on the Investor Relations page of
          www.scotiabank.com
    -  During the call, listeners may also wish to refer to the Quarterly
       Results information displayed on the Investor Relations page of
       www.scotiabank.com.
    -  Following discussion of the results by Scotiabank Executives, there
       will be a question and answer session. Listeners are also invited to
       submit questions by e-mail, to investor.relations@scotiabank.com.

    Conference Call Archive
    -----------------------
    -  A telephone replay of the call will be available between May 28, 2009
       and June 11, 2009 by calling 416-640-1917 (identification code
       21306231 followed by the number sign).
    -  The archived audio webcast will be available on the Investor
       Relations page of www.scotiabank.com from approximately 6:00 p.m. EDT
       on May 28, 2009 for three months.
    

    Scotiabank is one of North America's premier financial institutions and
Canada's most international bank. With more than 69,000 employees, Scotiabank
Group and its affiliates serve approximately 12.8 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 $509 billion in assets (as at January 31, 2009), Scotiabank
trades on the Toronto (BNS) and New York Exchanges (BNS). For more information
please visit www.scotiabank.com.





For further information:

For further information: Paula Cufre, Scotiabank Public Affairs, (416)
933-1093


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