Media Advisory/Interview Opportunity - Scotiabank Small Business Experts and Co-Authors Launch Tour Promoting New Hands-On Guide for Small Business Owners

    TORONTO, June 12 /CNW/ - Scotiabank Small Business experts and co-authors
of the new resource book Get Growing: Keys to Unlocking the Potential of Your
Small Business, Kyle McNamara and David Wilton, will once again be crossing
the country to offer practical advice to entrepreneurs on how to handle the
challenges they face in growing their businesses. Mr. McNamara and Mr. Wilton
will kick-off a national book tour on Tuesday, June 16, 2009 in Toronto, with
stops in Hamilton and London later in the week, and will be available for
media interviews throughout each day.

    Who:      Kyle McNamara, Managing Director and Head of Small Business,
              David Wilton, Director, Small Business, Scotiabank

    Why:      In Get Growing: Keys to Unlocking the Potential of Your Small
              Business, now available in book stores, Mr. McNamara and Mr.
              Wilton offer tried-and-true practical advice to help small
              business owners grow their businesses. The book also features
              best-practices from a number of entrepreneurs they met during a
              five-month cross-country tour last summer.

    When:     Toronto
              Tuesday, June 16, 2009
              Indigo Manulife Centre, 55 Bloor Street, West, Toronto
              7:00 p.m.

              Hamilton (Mr. Wilton)
              Thursday, June 18, 2009
              Bryan Prince Bookseller, 1060 King Street West, Hamilton
              7:00 p.m.

              London (Mr. McNamara)
              Thursday, June 18, 2009
              Chapters, 1037 Wellington Road, London
              7:00 p.m.

    Scotiabank is one of North America's premier financial institutions and
Canada's most international bank. With close to 69,000 employees, Scotiabank
Group and its affiliates serve approximately 12.8 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 $513 billion in assets (as at April 30, 2009), Scotiabank
trades on the Toronto (BNS) and New York Exchanges (BNS). For more information
please visit

For further information:

For further information: and to arrange an interview: Patty
Stathokostas, Scotiabank Public Affairs, (416) 866-3625 or

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