Scotiabank's Proxy Circular Now Available at

TORONTO, March 1 /CNW/ - Scotiabank's Notice of the 178th Annual Meeting of Shareholders and Management Proxy Circular is now available at It can be found under the Annual Reports and Annual Meeting menu in the Investor Relations section of the website. Copies were mailed today to shareholders.

Scotiabank's Annual Meeting of Shareholders will be held in St. John's, Newfoundland and Labrador, on Thursday, April 8, 2010, at 10 a.m. Newfoundland Daylight Time.

Scotiabank is one of North America's premier financial institutions and Canada's most international bank. With close to 68,000 employees, Scotiabank Group and its affiliates serve approximately 14.6 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 $496 billion in assets (as at October 31, 2009), Scotiabank trades on the Toronto (BNS) and New York Exchanges (BNS). For more information please visit

SOURCE Scotiabank - Financial Releases

For further information: For further information: please contact Joe Konecny, Scotiabank Public Affairs, at (416) 933-1795, or

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