Scotiabank Announces New Branch Opening in Brampton

    BRAMPTON, ON, Oct. 31 /CNW/ - Scotiabank announced today the grand
opening of a new 4,800-square-foot branch in Brampton. Conveniently located at
160 Yellow Avens Blvd., near Airport Rd. and Countryside Drive, the new branch
is a full-service banking centre that offers a complete range of personal and
small business banking, borrowing and investment services. It's the eleventh
Scotiabank branch in Brampton.
    "I'm pleased to announce the opening of our new branch in Brampton," said
Dinesh Vig, Branch Manager, Scotiabank. "I encourage the community to visit us
for all their personal and business banking needs. We look forward to building
long lasting relationships with the community and to help the people of
Brampton become financially better off."
    The Brampton branch is equipped to provide customers with information,
sales, service and advice for a variety of investment solutions including:
Mutual Funds, GICs, RSPs and RESPs. Customers will also find a wide variety of
borrowing solutions including: mortgages, lines of credit, personal and
business loans, and Visa credit card products.
    "Scotiabank understands the value of ensuring our workforce reflects the
diverse communities in which we operate," said Mr. Vig, noting the new
branch's 15 employees are multi-lingual and looking forward to building
relationships with the local community. "Scotiabank actively recruits
multilingual employees to help us meet the cultural and linguistic preferences
of all our customers."

    The new Scotiabank branch also offers the following features and

    -  Extended hours of operation and Saturday service
       -  Monday to Wednesday, 9:30 a.m. to 4 p.m.
       -  Thursday and Friday, 9:30 a.m. to 8 p.m.
       -  Saturday, 9:30 a.m. to 3 p.m.
    -  Two automated banking machines (ABMs) inside
    -  One drive-thru ABM, available 24 hours a day
    -  Wheelchair and special needs access
    -  Easily accessible location
    -  Newest Scotiabank branch design

    "Scotiabank continually strives to meet the needs of customers in
Brampton," said Ahmad Dajani, District Vice-President, Scotiabank. "With the
addition of a new full-service branch in one of the fastest growing regions in
the Greater Toronto Area, we look forward to better serving new and existing

    Scotiabank is one of North America's premier financial institutions and
Canada's most international bank. With almost 60,000 employees, Scotiabank
Group and its affiliates serve approximately 12 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 $408 billion in assets (as at July 31, 2007), Scotiabank trades on the
Toronto (BNS) and New York Exchanges (BNS). For more information please visit

For further information:

For further information: Dinesh Vig, Branch Manager, Scotiabank, at
(905) 792-5139,

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