December 01, 2015 17:52 ET

Scotiabank announces NVCC Subordinated Debentures Offering

TORONTO, ONTARIO--(Marketwired - Dec. 1, 2015) -


The Bank of Nova Scotia ("Scotiabank") (TSX:BNS) (NYSE:BNS) today announced a Basel III-compliant offering of $750 million of 3.367% Subordinated Debentures due 2025 (the "Debentures") pursuant to its June 27, 2014 base shelf prospectus.

The Debentures, to be sold through an agency syndicate led by Scotiabank Global Banking and Markets, are expected to be issued on December 8, 2015. Interest will be payable semi-annually from the date of issue until December 8, 2020 at 3.367% per annum. From December 8, 2020 to maturity on December 8, 2025, the Debentures will pay a quarterly coupon at a rate of the 90 day bankers' acceptance plus 2.19%, beginning March 8, 2021.

On or after December 8, 2020, Scotiabank may, at its option, with the prior approval of the Superintendent of Financial Institutions (Canada), in whole at any time or in part from time to time at a redemption price which is equal to par, plus accrued and unpaid interest, redeem the Debentures, on not less than 30 nor more than 60 days' notice to registered holders.

Net proceeds from this transaction will be used for general banking purposes.

Scotiabank intends to file, in Canada, a prospectus supplement to its June 27, 2014 base shelf prospectus. A copy of this document as well as the base shelf prospectus can be obtained at

The Debentures have not been and will not be registered under the United States Securities Act of 1933, as amended (the "Securities Act"), or under any state securities laws and, subject to certain exceptions, may not be offered, sold, or delivered directly or indirectly, within the United States of America, its territories and possessions or to, or for the account or benefit of, U.S. persons. This release does not constitute an offer to sell or a solicitation to buy the Debentures in the United States.

Scotiabank is Canada's international bank and a leading financial services provider in North America, Latin America, the Caribbean and Central America, and parts of Asia. We are dedicated to helping our 23 million customers become better off through a broad range of advice, products and services, including personal and commercial banking, wealth management and private banking, corporate and investment banking, and capital markets. With a team of approximately 90,000 employees and assets of $856 billion (as at October 31, 2015), Scotiabank trades on the Toronto (TSX:BNS) and New York Exchanges (NYSE:BNS). Scotiabank distributes the Bank's media releases using Marketwired. For more information, please visit and follow us on Twitter @ScotiabankNews.

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