Scotia Securities Inc. Introduces Advisor Class

    TORONTO, Feb. 4 /CNW/ - Scotia Securities Inc. (SSI) today announced the
expansion of the ScotiaFunds line-up, with the introduction of ScotiaFunds
Advisor Class.
    "The ScotiaFunds Advisor Class builds on our existing range of diverse
mutual fund offerings that provide solid investment options for clients," said
Glen Gowland, Managing Director and Head, Scotia Mutual Funds and President &
CEO SSI. "With the launch of this class, we are able to broaden out our
offering to clients who work with an advisor to build their investment
    The ScotiaFunds Advisor Class will initially offer a suite of 10
individual funds and 4 portfolio solutions:

        - Scotia Money Market Fund
        - Scotia Canadian Income Fund
        - Scotia Diversified Monthly Income Fund
        - Scotia Canadian Tactical Asset Allocation Fund
        - Scotia Canadian Dividend Fund
        - Scotia Canadian Growth Fund
        - Scotia International Value Fund
        - Scotia Global Growth Fund
        - Scotia Global Opportunities Fund
        - Scotia Global Climate Change Fund
        - Scotia Selected Income & Modest Growth Portfolio
        - Scotia Selected Balanced Income & Growth Portfolio
        - Scotia Selected Moderate Growth Portfolio
        - Scotia Selected Aggressive Growth Portfolio

    SotiaFunds offer access to a broad range of industry leading portfolio
advisors which include Scotia Cassels Investment Counsel Limited; Connor,
Clark & Lunn Investment Management Ltd.; Pzena Investment Management, LLC;
Baillie Gifford Overseas Limited; Thornburg Investment Management, Inc.; and
State Street Global Advisors, Ltd. ScotiaFunds Advisor Class will be offered
through three purchase options to provide a full range of flexibility for
advisors structuring individual solutions to meet unique client needs. For
complete details, the ScotiaFunds Advisor Class Prospectus is available at
    "Our rate of growth over the last year has exceeded our expectations and
reflects our renewed commitment to providing innovative and exceptional
products," said Mr. Gowland. "Today's announcement of ScotiaFunds Advisor
Class is one more way that we are building broad-based investment solutions
that are industry competitive and expanding our support across multiple
channels. Our sales team is committed to working with advisors to help them
provide the best solutions to clients."
    Commissions, trailing commissions, management fees and expenses may be
associated with mutual fund investments. Please read the prospectus before
investing. Mutual funds are not guaranteed or insured, their values change
frequently, and past performance may not be repeated.

    ScotiaFunds are offered by Scotia Securities Inc. (SSI), a corporate
entity separate from, although wholly owned by, Scotiabank, 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 $412 billion in assets (as
at October 31, 2007), Scotiabank trades on the Toronto (BNS) and New York
Exchanges (BNS). For more information please visit

For further information:

For further information: Paula Cufre, Scotiabank Public Affairs, (416)

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