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The Bank of Nova Scotia provides various personal, commercial, corporate, and investment banking services in Canada and internationally. The company provides financial advice, solutions, and day-to-day banking products, including debit cards, checking accounts, credit cards, investments, mortgages, loans, and related creditor insurance products to individuals and small businesses; and commercial banking solutions, including lending, deposit, cash management, and trade finance solutions to medium and large businesses primarily through a network of 1,040 branches and 3,942 automated banking machines. It also offers a range of financial products, solutions, and advice to retail and commercial customers in Latin America, the Caribbean, Central America, and Asia primarily through a network of approximately 3,000 branches and offices, approximately 7,700 automated banking machines, and in-store banking kiosks. In addition, the company offers wealth management services comprising asset management and advisory services for retail and institutional investors; insurance products, such as creditor, non-creditor, life and health, home, property, and auto and travel insurance; cash management, payment services, electronic banking, business deposits, and trade services to small business, commercial, and corporate customers; and correspondent banking products and services to other financial institutions. Further, it offers corporate banking, investment banking, and capital markets solutions to corporate, government, and institutional clients, including corporate lending, equity and debt underwriting, mergers and acquisitions advisory, fixed income and equity sales, trading and research, prime brokerage, securitization, foreign exchange, and energy and rates hedging, as well as precious and base metals sales, trading, and storage. It also offers its products through mobile, Internet, and telephone banking. The company was founded in 1832 and is headquartered in Halifax, Canada.

86,932 Employees
Last Reported Date: 12/5/14
Founded in 1832

bank of nova scotia (BNS) Top Compensated Officers

Chief Executive Officer, President and Non-In...
Total Annual Compensation: C$800.0K
Chief Financial Officer and Executive Vice Pr...
Total Annual Compensation: C$400.0K
Group Head of Global Banking & Markets and Ch...
Total Annual Compensation: C$550.0K
Compensation as of Fiscal Year 2013.

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Scotiabank Announces Dividend for the Quarter Ending January 31, 2015 on Common Shares and Non-Cumulative Preferred Shares, Payable on January 28, 2015

Scotiabank announced a dividend on the outstanding shares of the Bank for the quarter ending January 31, 2015, as follows, payable on January 28, 2015 to shareholders of record at the close of business on January 6, 2015: common shares dividend at the rate of $0.66 per share; non-cumulative preferred shares series 14, of $0.281250 per share; series 15, of $0.281250 per share; series 16, of $0.328125 per share; series 17, of $0.350000 per share; series 18, of $0.209375 per share; series 19, of $0.185500 per share; series 20, of $0.225625 per share; series 21, of $0.163625 per share; series 22, of $0.239375 per share; series 23, of $0.174875 per share; series 30, of $0.240625 per share; series 32, of $0.231250 per share.

The Bank of Nova Scotia Announces Audited Consolidated Earnings Results for the Fourth Quarter and Year Ended October 31, 2014

The Bank of Nova Scotia announced audited consolidated earnings results for the fourth quarter and year ended October 31, 2014. Scotiabank reported net income for the fourth quarter ended October 31, 2014 of CAD 1,438 million, down 14% from CAD 1,676 million for the same period last year. Diluted earnings per share (EPS) were CAD 1.10, compared to CAD 1.29 last year. Return on equity was 11.9%, compared to 15.8% from last year. Adjusting for the notable items in the quarter, net income was CAD 1,703 million, up 2% from last year, diluted earnings per share (EPS) were CAD 1.32, and ROE was 14.4%. Good volume growth, higher interest margins, and the positive impact of foreign currency translation were largely offset by increased provision for credit losses and higher operating expenses. Net interest income (TEB) was CAD 3,105 million, CAD 228 million or 8% higher than the same quarter last year of CAD 2,874 million. The increase in net interest income, including the positive impact of foreign currency translation, was attributable to asset growth in International Banking and Canadian Banking and an increase in the core banking margin. Income before taxes was CAD 1,812 million against CAD 2,102 million a year ago. Net income attributable to equity holders of the Bank was CAD 1,373 million against CAD 1,620 million a year ago. Net cash from operating activities was CAD 5,623 million against CAD 1,115 million a year ago. Property and equipment, net of disposals was CAD 74 million against CAD 43 million a year ago. For the full year Scotiabank reported net income of CAD 7,298 million in 2014 compared with net income of CAD 6,610 million in 2013. Adjusting for notable items, net income was CAD 7,008 million compared with net income of CAD 6,520 million in 2013. Diluted earnings per share were CAD 5.66, compared to CAD 5.11 in 2013. This year had a net benefit of 23 cents per share, while last year's results benefited 7 cents per share from non-recurring items in International Banking. Adjusting for all these items, diluted earnings per share were CAD 5.43, an increase of 8%. Income before taxes was CAD 9,300 million against CAD 8,347 million a year ago. Net income attributable to equity holders of the Bank was CAD 7,071 million against CAD 6,379 million a year ago. Net cash from operating activities was CAD 4,944 million against CAD 8,954 million a year ago. Property and equipment, net of disposals was CAD 277 million against CAD 180 million a year ago. Book value per common share was CAD 36.96 against CAD 33.23 a year ago.

The Bank of Nova Scotia Approves Dividend for the Fourth Quarter Ended October 31, 2014, Payable on January 28, 2015

The board of directors of Bank of Nova Scotia announced that at it's meeting held on December 4, 2014 approved the quarterly dividend for the fourth quarter ended October 31, 2014 of 66 cents per common share. This quarterly dividend applies to shareholders of record as of January 6, 2015 and is payable January 28, 2015.


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