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TORONTO, Sept. 27, 2013 /CNW/ - Scotiabank (BNS: TSX, NYSE) today announced the applicable dividend rates for its Non-cumulative 5-Year Rate Reset Preferred Shares Series 20 of Scotiabank (the "Preferred Shares Series 20") and Non-cumulative Floating Rate Preferred Shares Series 21 of Scotiabank (the "Preferred Shares Series 21").
With respect to any Preferred Shares Series 20 that remain outstanding after October 26, 2013, commencing as of such date, holders thereof will be entitled to receive non-cumulative preferential cash dividends on a quarterly basis, as and when declared by the Board of Directors of Scotiabank and subject to the Bank Act (Canada). The dividend rate for the five-year period commencing on October 26, 2013 and ending on October 25, 2018 will be 3.610%, being equal to the 5-Year Government of Canada bond yield determined as at September 26, 2013 plus 1.70%, as determined in accordance with the terms of the Preferred Shares Series 20.
With respect to any Preferred Shares Series 21 that may be issued on October 26, 2013, holders thereof will be entitled to receive floating rate non-cumulative preferential cash dividends on a quarterly basis, as and when declared by the Board of Directors of Scotiabank and subject to the Bank Act (Canada), based on a dividend rate equal the 90-day Canadian Treasury Bill plus 1.70%, on an actual/365 day count basis, subject to certain adjustments in accordance with the terms of the Preferred Shares Series 21. The dividend rate for the period commencing on October 26, 2013 and ending on January 25, 2014 will be equal to 2.686%, as determined in accordance with the terms of the Preferred Shares Series 21.
Beneficial owners of Preferred Shares Series 20 who wish to exercise their right of conversion should communicate as soon as possible with their broker or other nominee and ensure that they follow their instructions in order to ensure that they meet the deadline to exercise such right, which is 5:00 p.m. (Toronto time) on October 11, 2013.
Scotiabank is a leading multinational financial services provider and Canada's most international bank. With more than 83,000 employees, Scotiabank and its affiliates serve some 21 million customers in more than 55 countries around the world. Scotiabank offers a broad range of products and services including personal, commercial, corporate and investment banking. In December 2012, Scotiabank became the first Canadian bank to be named Global Bank of the Year and Bank of the Year in the Americas by The Banker magazine, a Financial Times publication. With assets of $743 billion (as at July 31, 2013), Scotiabank trades on the Toronto (BNS) and New York Exchanges (BNS). For more information please visit www.scotiabank.com.
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