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General Motors of Canada

September 21, 2016 12:58 ET

Scotiabank and General Motors of Canada Celebrate One-Year Anniversary of Credit Card Partnership

Customers Taking Advantage of Award-Winning Scotiabank® GM®* VISA* Cards to Get Behind the Wheel of Their New Car Faster

TORONTO, ON--(Marketwired - September 21, 2016) - This month, Scotiabank and General Motors of Canada celebrated the one-year anniversary of the launch of the Scotiabank® GM®* VISA* Card and the Scotiabank® GM®* VISA* Infinite Card.

The Scotiabank GM VISA Card is designed to put customers in the driver's seat of their choice of a Chevrolet, Buick, GMC or Cadillac. Scotiabank hosted special celebrations for customers at Scotiabank's flagship branch in downtown Toronto and at a special customer reception to mark the anniversary.

The anniversary of the Scotiabank GM VISA Cards comes one month after the Scotiabank GM VISA Infinite Card was the first place winner in the Best Retail Rewards category in the 2016 MoneySense Annual Credit Cards Ranking. The Scotiabank GM VISA card was also awarded a second-place ranking in the Best Retail Rewards category.

"Scotiabank is pleased to celebrate this milestone with our long-time strategic partner, GM Canada," said Chris MacDonald, Vice President, Partnerships, Credit Cards at Scotiabank. "We are committed to providing our customers with some of the richest rewards in the Canadian marketplace today, and to help Canadians put their everyday credit card spending to work for them. The Scotiabank GM VISA Cards are a great choice for Canadians looking to purchase their first car, family car or dream car."

"In partnership with Scotiabank we set out to differentiate Chevrolet, Buick, GMC, and Cadillac in card marketing by creating a loyalty program that Canadians would truly value," said Hossein Hassani, Director, Enterprise Marketing, Sales, Service & Marketing at General Motors of Canada. "One year later, our Scotiabank VISA GM cards (Infinite and no-fee) have done just that -- and to industry acclaim."

Dr. Gary Klein and his wife, author, speaker and coach, Terri Klein of Thornhill, Ontario, signed up for the Scotiabank GM Infinite VISA card in the fall of 2015 to put themselves behind the wheel of a new Buick Enclave.

"The process was easy. We knew that the Scotiabank GM VISA Infinite would be a great way to build rewards points into something we knew we wanted," said Dr. Klein. "Once we built up the points, we decided to lease a new Buick Enclave to replace the one we already had. The first thing we did was load up our family on a road trip for the holidays and that trip was a very special time for our family."

Easy to Earn
With the Scotiabank® GM®* VISA* Infinite Card, customers can earn 5% in GM Earnings on the first $10,000 of net purchases annually, and 2% thereafter with no limits on earnings.

With the Scotiabank® GM®* VISA* Card, customers can earn 5% in GM Earnings on the first $5,000 of net purchases annually, and 2% thereafter with no limits on earnings and no annual fee.

Easy to Redeem
GM Earnings have no redemption limits and never expire for cardholders. One GM Earnings dollar is equal to one dollar toward the purchase price or lease down payment of any eligible new Chevrolet, Buick, GMC or Cadillac. Customers can redeem GM Earnings anytime, and have the ability to combine them with many in-market offers.

Visit www.scotiabank.com/gmcard or www.gmcard.ca for more information.

About GM Canada
Headquartered in Oshawa, Ontario, General Motors of Canada Company employs more than 8,700 people across the country and is a recognized leader in green manufacturing. GM Canada markets the full range of fuel-efficient Chevrolet, Buick, GMC and Cadillac vehicles and related services through Canada's largest automotive dealer network. More information regarding GM Canada models can be found at www.gm.ca, www.gminnovates.ca or by following @GMcanada on Twitter.

About Scotiabank
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 88,000 employees and assets of $907 billion (as at July 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 @ScotiabankViews.

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