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Scotiabank adheres to the highest security measures on its Scotiabank.com and Scotia OnLine Financial Services websites.

Sensitive communication between you and these sites is always protected via encryption while in transit. However, Scotiabank advises you that, unlike communication with our website, we have no control over the privacy of your e-mail communications with us. We recommend that you not include private and sensitive information in e-mails to the Bank, including, but not limited to, account numbers, balances, passwords, etc. Scotiabank and its subsidiaries and affiliates will not be responsible for any damages you may suffer if you transmit confidential or sensitive information to us through e-mail.

Facts and data provided by Scotiabank, its subsidiaries and affiliates and other sources are believed to be reliable when posted. Scotiabank cannot guarantee that they are accurate or complete or that they will be current at all times. Information on this WWW site is not intended to provide legal, accounting, or tax advice, and should not be relied upon in that regard. The Bank of Nova Scotia, its subsidiaries and affiliates, are not responsible in any manner for direct, indirect, special or consequential damages howsoever caused, arising out of the use of this WWW site. Scotiabank advises all end users that IBM Canada Ltd. has no liability to end users.

All services described in this site are subject to conditions, exclusions and limitations as established by the provider of service. The rate bonuses are not to be used in combination with any other pricing bonuses being offered by The Bank of Nova Scotia and / or its subsidiaries.

Sites accessed by hypertext appearing in this Scotiabank site have been independently developed by parties other than Scotiabank and Scotiabank does not guarantee the accuracy of information contained in such sites. The listing of an organization in this site should not be construed as an endorsement of its services or products, and Scotiabank will not be responsible for any losses suffered in visiting those sites.

The Canada NewsWire Ltd. service is not related to, and is independent of, Scotiabank.

Reuters and other “feed” services are not related to and are independent of Scotia Capital. Scotia Capital is providing information from Reuters and other “feed” services to you as a convenience. Scotia Capital did not investigate or verify any such information and the inclusion of any such information does not imply that Scotia Capital endorses it. Scotia Capital makes no representation as to the accuracy of such information.

Reuters content is the intellectual property of Reuters Limited. Any copying, republication or redistribution of Reuters content, including by caching, framing or similar means, is expressly prohibited without the prior written consent of Reuters. Reuters shall not be liable for any errors or delays in content, or for any actions taken in reliance thereon. Reuters, the Reuters Dotted Logo and the Sphere Logo are registered trademarks of the Reuters group of companies around the world. To the extent permitted by law, Scotia Capital shall not be liable for any damages suffered or incurred by the user of this site or any third person arising out of any faults, interruptions or delays in the Scotia Capital site or the Reuters Services and any inaccuracies, errors or omissions in the Scotia Capital and Reuters content. Except as expressly stated in this site, there are no warranties, conditions, guarantees or representations (in this paragraph called “Warranties”) as to merchantability, fitness for a particular purpose or other warranties, whether express or implied, in law or in fact, oral or in writing. All software is provided “as is” without any representations or Warranties. Each user hereby acknowledges that it has not relied upon any representations or Warranties of Scotia Capital or Reuters Information Services (Canada) Limited.

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Scotiabank’s Registered & Unregistered Trademarks

The symbols ® and ™ designate Canadian registered trademark and unregistered trademark status respectively. The following are registered trademarks of The Bank of Nova Scotia in Canada: Scotiabank; Scotia; Flying “S” and design; Scotiabank, Flying “S” and design; Scotia 2020; Scotia Banking Advantage; Scotiabusiness; Scotiabusiness Electronic Banking; Scotia Business Link; Scotia CanAm; ScotiaClub; Scotiaconnect; Scotia Direct; ScotiaMcLeod Direct Investing; Scotiafarm; Scotia Gain Plan; Scotia Gain Plan Investment Savings Account; ScotiaGold Passport; ScotiaGold; Scotia Homeowner ADD-Vantage; Scotia Investment Selector; Scotia Leasing; ScotiaLife Financial; ScotiaLine; Scotia OnLine; Scotiapay; Scotia Plan; Scotia Plus; Scotia Powerchequing; Scotia Professional; Scotia Professional and Design, Scotia Rate Protector, Scotia Rewards, Scotia Securities, Scotiatrust, Scotia Value, Scotiabank Value, Autopilot, Cashstop, Excelsior, Executive Money Master, Getting There Savings Program, GICs with Guts, GoldChoice, Miss-A-Payment, Money Master, Pay Yourself Too Plan, Powerchequing, Reality Check, Thinking Ahead, TeleScotia, Scotia Ultimate, The Ultimate, The Ultimate Laddered.

The following are trademarks of The Bank of Nova Scotia in Canada: scotiabank.ca; scotiabank.com; ScotiaCard; Scotia Total Equity; Match-A-Payment.

The following are service marks of The Bank of Nova Scotia in the United States: Scotiabank; Flying “S” design; scotiabank.ca; scotiabank.com.

The Bank of Nova Scotia has additional trademarks and service marks, registered and unregistered, in Canada and other countries, which may appear on this site.

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The display of trademarks herein does not imply that a license of any kind has been granted.

NHL, the NHL Shield and the image of the Stanley Cup are registered trademarks and the word mark Stanley Cup is a trademark of the National Hockey League. ©NHL 2009. All Rights Reserved.

Adobe; Adobe and Design and Acrobat are registered trademarks of Adobe Systems Corporation in Canada.

Adobe Get Acrobat Reader & Design is a trademark of Adobe Systems Corporation.

® Used under license by American Express Comany. Copyright ©: Amex Canada Inc. 2002

Diners Club/En Route is a registered trademark of Diners Club International Ltd. En Route is a registered trademark of Diners Club International Ltd.

Inverlat is a trade mark used under license and control of Banco Inverlat S.A. Institucion de Banca Multiple Grupo Financiero Inverlat.

Lotus is a registered trademark of Lotus Development Corporation.

Microsoft is a registered trademark of Microsoft Corporation.

Microsoft Excel and Windows are trademarks of Microsoft Corporation.

ProCard and ProValue Services are trademarks of ProCard, Inc.

* indicates a registered trademark of VISA International Service Association. Used under license by The Bank of Nova Scotia.

** MasterCard is a registered trademark of MasterCard International Inc.

*** Interac Inc. owner of Mark INTERAC. The Bank of Nova Scotia authorized user of Mark.

‡ Trademarks of Discovery Communications, Inc.

† McAfee and VirusScan are registered trademarks or trademarks of McAfee, Inc., and/or its affiliates in the US and/or other countries. All other registered and unregistered trademarks herein are the sole property of their respective owners. © 2005 McAfee, Inc. All rights reserved.

+ Bell Mobility is a trademark of Bell Canada.

± Mobile Browser is a trademark of Bell Mobility Cellular Inc.

~ AT&T Corp. Used under License.

? Rogers Communication Inc. Used under License.

µ Go.Web is a trademark of GoAmerica, Inc.

¤ The BlackBerry and RIM families of related marks, images and symbols are the exclusive properties of Research In Motion Ltd. and are used by permission.

§ Clearnet, Clearnet PCS, Mike, The Mike Network, Mike Networks and associated logos are trademarks used under license from Clearnet Communications Inc.

Þ Trademark of TELUS Communications Inc. and TELUS Mobility Cellular Inc.

? All other service and product names are trademarks or registered trademarks of their respective owners.

The display of trademarks herein does not imply that a license of any kind has been granted. Subsidiaries

The Bank of Nova Scotia Trust Company, e-Scotia.com Inc., e-Scotia Acquisition Inc., e-Scotia Commerce Holdings

Ltd., Montreal Trust Company, National Trust Company, Roynat Inc., Scotia Capital Inc., Scotia Asset Management, ScotiaMcLeod Direct Investing, Scotia Mortgage Corporation, Scotia Securities Inc., Victoria and Grey Mortgage Corporation are corporate entities separate from, though wholly owned by, The Bank of Nova Scotia.

ScotiaMcLeod and ScotiaMcLeod Direct Investing are divisions of Scotia Capital Inc.

Banco Inverlat S.A. Institucion de Banca Multiple Grupo Financiero Inverlat is a Mexican Bank organized

under the laws of Mexico and is controlled by Grupo Financiero Inverlat S.A. de C.V. Forward Looking Statements

This website includes forward-looking statements about objectives, strategies and expected financial results. Such forward-looking statements are inherently subject to risks and uncertainties beyond the Bank’s control, including, but not limited to, economic and financial conditions in Canada and globally, regulatory developments in Canada and elsewhere, technological developments and competition. A substantial amount of the Bank’s business involves making loans or otherwise committing its resources to specific large companies, industries or in specific countries or areas of the world. Unforeseen events affecting such borrowers, industries or countries could have a material adverse effect on the Bank’s financial results. These and other factors may cause the Bank’s actual performance to differ materially from that contemplated by the forward-looking statements, and the reader is therefore cautioned not to place undue reliance on such statements. The information contained in this website should be read in conjunction with the more comprehensive information filed by the Bank with the Ontario Securities Commission and the U.S. Securities and Exchange Commission. The Bank does not undertake to update any forward-looking statement, whether written or oral, that may be made from time to time by or on behalf of the Bank.