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Scotiabank

March 24, 2016 17:41 ET

Scotiabank Announces Redemption of Preferred Shares Series 14

TORONTO, ON--(Marketwired - March 24, 2016) -

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Scotiabank (TSX: BNS)(NYSE: BNS) today announced that it intends to exercise its right to redeem all outstanding Non-cumulative Preferred Shares Series 14 of Scotiabank (the "Series 14 Shares") on April 27, 2016, at a price equal to $25.00 per share, together with all declared and unpaid dividends. Formal notice will be issued to shareholders in accordance with the share conditions.

The redemption has been approved by the Office of the Superintendent of Financial Institutions and will be financed out of the general funds of Scotiabank.

On February 29, 2016, the Board of Directors of Scotiabank approved a quarterly dividend of $0.28125 per Series 14 Share. This will be the final dividend on the Series 14 Shares and will be paid in the usual manner on April 27, 2016, to shareholders of record at the close of business on April 5, 2016, as previously announced. After April 27, 2016, the Series 14 Shares will cease to be entitled to dividends.

Scotiabank is Canada's international bank and a leading financial services provider in North America, Latin America, the Caribbean and Central America, and Asia-Pacific. 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 more than 89,000 employees and assets of $920 billion (as at January 31, 2016), 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 www.scotiabank.com and follow us on Twitter @ScotiabankNews.

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