Scotiabank completes sale of its operations in El Salvador to Imperia Intercontinental Inc.

Jan. 31, 2020 - SAN SALVADOR - /CNW/ - Scotiabank announced today that it has completed the previously announced sale of its banking and insurance operations in El Salvador, including Scotiabank El Salvador, its subsidiaries and Scotia Seguros, to Imperia Intercontinental Inc., who is the main shareholder of Banco Cuscatlán S. A. and Seguros e Inversiones S.A. – SISA in El Salvador.

This transaction supports the Bank's strategic decision to focus on operations across its footprint where it can achieve greater scale and deliver the best value for customers. Scotiabank will continue operating in Central America, including Costa Rica and Panama. Scotiabank has over 2,700 employees across these countries serving more than 245,000 customers in these markets.

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Banco Cuscatlán is one of the principal banks in El Salvador. It has 55 points of service and about 1,800 employees throughout El Salvador. In 2019 it was recognized as the Best Bank in El Salvador by the prestigious specialized magazines Global Finance and Euromoney and as Bank of the Year by Latin Finance. Please visit

About SISA Seguros e Inversiones, S.A.
Seguros e Inversiones, S.A. – SISA, the leading company in the insurance market in El Salvador, was founded in 1962, has 57 years of experience and for 22 years has maintained the highest national market share. Its leadership is also reflected in the strength of its assets, the highest in the industry. Its financial stability and high payment capacity are reflected in its AA + risk rating, issued by Fitch Ratings on April 11, 2019. Please visit

For further information: Press contacts: Scotiabank: Rocio Zamora, Communications Central America,, PH: (506) 2210-4396; Janira Walton de Mejía, International Banking Communications,, PH: (437) 221-9672