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Company Description

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Scotia Plaza

44 King Street West

Toronto, ON M5H 1H1


Phone: 416-866-6161

Fax: 416-866-3750

The Bank of Nova Scotia provides financial services in Canada and internationally. The company and its affiliates offer a range of products and services, including personal, commercial, corporate, and investment banking to approximately 21 million customers in 55 countries. Business Lines Canadian Banking Canadian Banking provides a suite of financial advice and solutions to approximately 7.6 million personal and business customers across Canada, through 1,038 branches, 3,800 automated banking machines, as well as Internet, mobile and telephone banking and specialized sales teams. The company also provides an alternative self-directed banking solution to 1.9 million ING DIRECT customers through Internet, mobile, and telephone banking. Canadian Banking consists of two main businesses: Retail and Small Business Banking and Commercial Banking. Retail and Small Business Banking provides financial advice, solutions and day-to-day banking products, including debit cards, deposit accounts, credit cards, investments, mortgages, loans, and related creditor insurance products to individuals and small businesses. Commercial Banking delivers advice and a full suite of customized lending, deposit, cash management, and trade finance solutions to medium and large businesses. International Banking International Banking encompasses the company’s retail and commercial banking operations in 43 of the approximately 55 countries outside Canada in which the company operates – an international presence unmatched by other Canadian banks. This business line has operations in Latin America, the Caribbean and Central America, and Asia. A full range of personal and commercial financial services is provided to approximately 13.9 million customers through a network of approximately 3,000 branches and offices, 7,500 ABMs, mobile, Internet and telephone banking, in-store banking kiosks, and specialized sales forces. Global Wealth and Insurance Global Wealth and Insurance combines the company’s wealth management and insurance operations, in Canada and internationally, and is diversified across multiple geographies, product lines and strong businesses. Global Wealth is an integrated business comprising of asset management and client-facing businesses. The asset management business is focused on investment manufacturing and developing investment solutions for both retail and institutional investors. The global client-facing wealth business units include private client, online and full service brokerage, institutional client services and the independent advisor channel. Its focus is on providing advice and solutions for clients in Canada and internationally. Global Insurance has four main business lines in Canada: creditor, life and health, home and auto and travel. Internationally, a range of creditor and non-creditor insurance products (life and health, home and auto, unemployment, universal life, retirement savings, fraud and assistance) are sold to company clients through various different channels. Global Banking and Markets Global Banking and Markets is the wholesale banking and capital markets arm of the company. It offers various products to corporate, government and institutional investor clients. Global Banking and Markets is a full-service lender and investment dealer in Canada and Mexico and offers a range of products in the United States, Central and South America, and in select markets in Europe and the Asia-Pacific region. Global Banking and Markets provides corporate lending, equity and debt underwriting, and mergers and acquisitions advisory services, as well as capital markets products and services, such as fixed income, derivatives, prime brokerage, securitization, foreign exchange, equity sales, trading and research, energy and agricultural commodities, and through ScotiaMocatta, precious and base metals. The company provides a range of banking and other financial services to retail, commercial and corporate banking clients in Canada, the United States, Mexico, the Caribbean, Central America, South America and Asia either directly or through subsidiaries. Acquisitions In 2012, the compan

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