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

TORONTO, Aug. 23 /CNW/ - Scotiabank will announce details of its third quarter results on Tuesday, August 31, 2010.

    
    Third Quarter Results News Release
    ----------------------------------
    -   A news release of the third quarter results will be issued in Canada
        over Canada NewsWire and in the U.S. over PR Newswire at
        approximately 7:30 a.m. EDT on Tuesday, August 31, 2010.

    Third Quarter Results Conference Call
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    -   The conference call will take place on Tuesday, August 31, 2010 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 1-800-814-4859 (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 August 31,
        2010 and September 14, 2010 by calling 416-640-1917 or 1-877-289-8525
        (identification code 4343235 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 August 31, 2010 for three months.
    

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 $526 billion in assets (as at April 30, 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: Peter Slan, Scotiabank Investor Relations, (416) 933-1273; Patty Stathokostas, Scotiabank Public Affairs, (416) 866-3625


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