BNS Split Corp. II Declares Quarterly Dividends

    TORONTO, Sept. 4 /CNW/ - The Board of Directors of BNS Split Corp. II
(the "Company") has declared today dividends of $0.2214 per Preferred Share
and $0.1150 per Capital Share, payable on September 22, 2008 to holders of
record at the close of business on September 19, 2008.
    Holders of Preferred Shares are entitled to receive quarterly fixed
cumulative distributions equal to $0.2214 per Preferred Share. The Company's
Capital Share dividend policy is to pay holders of Capital Shares quarterly
dividends in an amount equal to the dividends received by the Company on The
Bank of Nova Scotia common shares minus the distributions payable on the
Preferred Shares and all administrative and operating expenses.

    BNS Split Corp. II is a mutual fund corporation created to hold a
portfolio of common shares of The Bank of Nova Scotia. Capital Shares and
Preferred Shares of BNS Split Corp. II are listed for trading on The Toronto
Stock Exchange under the symbols BSC and BSC.PR.A respectively.

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For further information:

For further information: Investor Relations, BNS Split Corp. II, (416)
863-7301, E-mail:, Web site:

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