Scotiabank Opens Full-Service Banking Centre in Orleans

    ORLEANS, ON, Jan. 31 /CNW/ - Scotiabank today announced the opening of a
new branch at 3888 Innes Road. The full-service banking centre offers a
complete range of personal and business banking, borrowing, investing, wealth
management and small business services.
    "At Scotiabank, we continually strive to meet the needs of customers in
the community," said Jeff Darwin, District Vice-President, St. Lawrence
Valley, Scotiabank. "I encourage local residents to visit us for all their
personal and business banking needs. We look forward to continuing to build
long lasting relationships with our customers to help them become financially
better off."The branch offers the following hours of operation and convenient
    -   A full range of services, six days a week;
        -   Monday to Wednesday, 10 a.m. to 4 p.m.;
        -   Thursday and Friday, 10 a.m. to 6 p.m.;
        -   Saturday, 10 a.m. to 2 p.m.;
    -   Three in-branch and one drive-through automated banking machines
    -   Easily accessible, convenient location; and
    -   Wheelchair and special needs access."We are very pleased to open a new branch on Innes Road and proud of the
presence that Scotiabank has maintained in the Orleans community for 29
years," said Ian Mason, Branch Manager, Scotiabank. "We are eager to build
lasting relationships in Orleans and the surrounding area. Our goal is to help
customers attain their financial goals."

    Scotiabank is one of North America's premier financial institutions and
Canada's most international bank. With close to 57,000 employees, Scotiabank
Group and its affiliates serve approximately 12 million customers in some 50
countries around the world. Scotiabank offers a diverse range of products and
services including personal, commercial, corporate and investment banking.
With $379 billion in assets (as at October 31, 2006), Scotiabank trades on the
Toronto (BNS) and New York Exchanges (BNS). For more information please visit

For further information:
For further information: Ian Mason, Branch Manager, Scotiabank, (613)
834-2343,; or Joe Konecny, Public Affairs,
Scotiabank, (416) 933-1795,