TORONTO, Jan. 7, 2013 /CNW/ - Scotiabank proudly congratulates CEO Rick
Waugh on his recent appointment as an Officer of the Order of Canada.
The appointment is one of 91 awarded by the Right Honourable David
Johnston, Canada's Governor General.
"On behalf of Scotiabank's Board of Directors and more than 81,000
employees around the world, I congratulate Rick on this very
well-deserved honour," said John Mayberry, Scotiabank's Chairman of the
Board. "In everything he has accomplished, Rick has remained a proud
Canadian, and a vocal advocate of this country's world leading banking
system, its many strengths and, most importantly, its unique civil
society based on the Canadian values of hard work, prudence, equality
and compassion. Abroad, as at home, Rick is a trusted partner and
advisor, and his relationships with government leaders have helped
strengthen ties between Canada and its partners in the Americas, in
both the public and private sector."
Mr. Waugh was nominated by Dr. Indira Samarasekera, President and
Vice-Chancellor of the University of Alberta and member of Scotiabank's
Board of Directors.
"While he has achieved enormous success in his career, Rick has kept
grounded in the solid personal values instilled in him by his family
and the Winnipeg community where he grew up," said Dr. Samarasekera.
"He leads in an ethical way, with a deep sense of responsibility for
the greater good and is a vocal proponent of the belief that success of
businesses, governments and local communities are interlinked, and that
conducting business in a responsible way, for the right reasons, is the
only way to achieve success that benefits everyone."
The Order of Canada, one of the country's highest civilian honours, was
established in 1967 by Her Majesty Queen Elizabeth II. Since that time,
this honour has been bestowed on more than 5 000 people from all
sectors of Canadian society. For more information on the Order of
Canada, please visit the website of the Governor General of Canada.
Scotiabank is one of North America's premier financial institutions and
Canada's most international bank. With more than 81,000 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. In December 2012, Scotiabank became the first
Canadian bank to be named Global Bank of the Year and Bank of the Year
in the Americas by The Banker magazine, a Financial Times publication. With assets of $668 billion (as at October 31, 2012),
Scotiabank trades on the Toronto (BNS) and New York Exchanges (BNS).
For more information please visit www.scotiabank.com.
For further information:
Diana Hart, Scotiabank Media Communications, 416-866-7238