/R E P E A T -- Scotiabank to announce third quarter results/

    TORONTO, Aug. 25 /CNW/ - Scotiabank will announce details of its third
quarter results on Friday, August 28, 2009.

    Third Quarter Results News Release
    -   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 7:05 a.m. EDT on Friday, August 28, 2009.

    Third Quarter Results Conference Call
    -   The conference call will take place on Friday, August 28, 2009 at
        10:00 a.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
    -   During the call, listeners may also wish to refer to the Quarterly
        Results information displayed on the Investor Relations page of
    -   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 28,
        2009 and September 11, 2009 by calling 416-640-1917 (identification
        code 21312851 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 28, 2009 for three months.

    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 www.scotiabank.com.

For further information:

For further information: Lauren Mostowyk, Scotiabank Public Affairs,
(416) 866-6806; Kevin Harraher, Scotiabank Investor Relations, (416) 866-5982

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