December 20, 2006 14:00 ET

IBM Signs IT Services Agreement With Scotiabank Mexico

TORONTO and MEXICO CITY -- (MARKET WIRE) -- December 20, 2006 -- IBM (NYSE: IBM) has entered into a multi-million-dollar deal with Scotiabank Mexico to integrate its IT operations, including mainframe and midrange servers, site support, large-scale printing and help desk support.

The agreement covers the bank's 7,000 employees and 400 branches in Mexico. The agreement was signed earlier this year.

Additionally, IBM is implementing a new Disaster Recovery Plan that will allow the bank to restore its critical IT operations quickly in the event of a disaster.

IBM uses its global presence to support leading financial services institutions. Scotiabank is Canada's largest international bank and offers a full range of financial products and services to individuals.

Scotiabank Mexico and Grupo Financiero Scotiabank Inverlat, S.A. de C.V. are wholly owned subsidiaries of the Bank of Nova Scotia.

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