Scotiabank's Proxy Circular now available at Scotiabank.com



    TORONTO, Feb. 2 /CNW/ - Scotiabank's Notice of the 177th Annual Meeting
of Shareholders and Management Proxy Circular is now available at
www.scotiabank.com. It can be found under the Annual Report menu in the
Investor Relations section of the site. Copies have been mailed today to
shareholders.
    Scotiabank's Annual Meeting of Shareholders will be held in Halifax, Nova
Scotia, on Tuesday, March 3, 2009 at 10:00 a.m. (Atlantic Standard Time).

    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 12.5 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 $508 billion in assets (as at October 31, 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, paula_cufre@scotiacapital.com


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