Scotiabank to announce third quarter results



    TORONTO, Aug. 18 /CNW/ - Scotiabank will announce details of its third
quarter results on Tuesday, August 26, 2008.

    
    Third Quarter Results News Release
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    -  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 11:30 a.m. EDT on Tuesday, August 26, 2008.

    Third Quarter Results Conference Call
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    -  The conference call will take place on Tuesday, August 26, 2008 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 1-800-733-7571 (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 26, 2008 and September 9, 2008 by calling (416) 640-1917
       (identification code 21280123 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 26, 2008 for three months.
    

    Scotiabank is one of North America's premier financial institutions and
Canada's most international bank. With more than 60,000 employees, Scotiabank
Group and its affiliates serve approximately 12.5 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 $453 billion in assets (as at April 30, 2008), 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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