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™ Trademark of The Bank of Nova Scotia, used under license (where applicable). Scotiabank is a marketing name for the global corporate and investment banking and capital markets businesses of The Bank of Nova Scotia and certain of its affiliates in the countries where they operate, including Scotia Capital Inc. (Member-Canadian Investor Protection Fund and regulated by the Investment Industry Regulatory Organization of Canada). Scotia Capital (USA) Inc. is a broker-dealer registered with the SEC and a member of FINRA, NYSE, NFA and SIPC. The Bank of Nova Scotia is authorized and regulated by the Office of the Superintendent of Financial Institutions Canada. The Bank of Nova Scotia is supervised by the Board of Governors of the Federal Reserve System and applicable Federal Reserve Banks, and licensed and supervised by New York, Texas and Florida regulators. The Bank of Nova Scotia is authorized by the UK Prudential Regulation Authority and is subject to regulation by the UK Financial Conduct Authority and limited regulation by the UK Prudential Regulation Authority. Details about the extent of The Bank of Nova Scotia’s regulation by the UK Prudential Regulation Authority are available from us on request. Scotiabank Europe plc is authorized by the UK Prudential Regulation Authority and regulated by the UK Financial Conduct Authority and the UK Prudential Regulation Authority. The Bank of Nova Scotia and certain of its affiliates are subject to regulation by regulators in Australia, Singapore, Hong Kong, Korea, The People’s Republic of China, Japan, Malaysia and India, including by the Hong Kong Monetary Authority, the Hong Kong Securities and Futures Commission and the Monetary Authority of Singapore. Scotiabank Inverlat, S.A., Institución de Banca Múltiple, Grupo Financiero Scotiabank Inverlat; Scotia Inverlat Casa de Bolsa, S.A. de C.V., Grupo Financiero Scotiabank Inverlat and Scotia Inverlat Derivados, S.A. de C.V., are each authorized and regulated by the Mexican financial authorities. Banco Colpatria Multibanca Colpatria S.A. is duly authorized by the Colombian Financial Superintendence to promote and advertise The Bank of Nova Scotia’s (Scotiabank) products and services by Resolution 058 of 2014. Scotiabank Chile is regulated by the Superintendencia de Bancos e Instituciones Financieras.  Scotia Corredora de Bolsa Chile S.A. and Scotia Administradora General de Fondos Chile S.A. are each regulated by the Superintendencia de Valores y Seguros. Not all products and services are offered in all jurisdictions. Services described are available only in jurisdictions where permitted by law. This information is not directed to or intended for use by any person resident or located in any country where its distribution is contrary to the laws of such country.  Full disclaimers, and terms and conditions may apply to individual products and banking services.

The following terms apply if you access any of the social media pages, accounts, sites, channels and/or any application(s) within the said pages, accounts, sites and channels which have been established and administered by The Bank of Nova Scotia (each individually referred to as a "Social Media Page", collectively referred to as the "Social Media Pages"). The term "Websites" (defined earlier in these Terms) includes Social Media Pages. The term "Social Media Page Website" refers to the website which hosts the Social Media Pages you are accessing.

Disclaimer:

Each Social Media Page is intended for the discussion of The Bank of Nova Scotia (“Scotiabank”) and its products and services. All users of the Social Media Pages must comply with the applicable Social Media Page Website’s Terms of Use and the BNS Terms of Use (see below) for the applicable Social Media Page. If you have concerns about anything posted on our Social Media Pages, please contact us at scotiabankhelps@scotiabank.com.

Scotiabank and its affiliates or related entities, and their successors and assigns, and their respective directors, officers and employees, (collectively “BNS”) are not liable for any errors or omissions on any Social Media Page, or for any loss or damages suffered as a result of anything appearing on any Social Media Page. Any information or views provided on our Social Media Pages are current as of the date indicated, and are subject to change without notice. Any information provided on a Social Media Page is for information purposes only, and does not constitute any financial, legal, tax, investment or other advice. Where such statements are based on information provided by third parties, they are not guaranteed to be accurate or complete. Any graphs, charts, or graphics are used for illustrative purposes only and do not reflect any future event or future value or performance of any investment. Any products and services, including investment, trading or tax strategies, must be evaluated relative to each individual’s goals, objectives, and risk tolerance. BNS is not responsible for anything posted to any Social Media Page by third parties, and makes no representation as to the accuracy or completeness of information contained in such material. The views expressed on our Social Media Pages do not necessarily represent or reflect the views of BNS. BNS is not responsible for, and disclaims any liability in relation to, anything posted by contributors to, or users of, our Social Media Pages.

BNS Terms of Use

The following BNS Terms of Use apply to those who choose to use any of our Social Media Pages and/or any application(s) within a Social Media Page. By using a Social Media Page and submitting a comment, photo, video links and/or other materials, you (and your parent/legal guardian if you are under the age of majority in your jurisdiction of residence) agree to be bound by the BNS Terms of Use, as follows:

  • BNS reserves the right, in its sole discretion, without notice, to remove any content that does not adhere to these Terms of Use.
  • You will not post any comments, photos, videos, links or other materials on any Social Media Page that may be inappropriate in nature. This means that any comments/materials you submit, including linked material, must not be inappropriate, abusive or otherwise offensive, and must not contain, depict or involve (without limitation) any of the following: profanity or otherwise offensive language; nudity or pornographic material; derogatory characterizations of any ethnic, racial, gender, professional, age or religious groups; content that endorses or condones any illegal, inappropriate or risky activity or behavior or any particular political agenda or message; any content that defames, misrepresents or contains disparaging remarks about other people, products or companies; content that endorses any form of hate or hate group; content that communicates message or images inconsistent with the positive images and/or goodwill to which BNS wishes to associate; or any other content that is or could be considered illegal, inappropriate, unsuitable or offensive, all as determined by BNS in its sole discretion.
  • You will not post or submit any third party materials unless you have first obtained consent from the owner of such materials. By posting and/or submitting material or links to a Social Media Page, you represent that you have the right to share the material in your submitted content, including, intellectual property such as, but not limited to, trademarks and copyrighted material. For example:
    • You must obtain consent from every person who helped you create your posted materials (e.g. photographers, videographers, etc…);
    • You must obtain consent from every identifiable person (and his/her parent/legal guardian if he/she is under the age of majority in their jurisdiction of residence) who appears in your posted materials (note: if you cannot obtain the appropriate consent for an identifiable individual appearing in your posted materials, then his/her face must be blurred out);
    • You cannot post, submit or otherwise use (in any materials you post) any music, logos, trade-marks or other copyrighted materials (e.g. photographs, pictures, texts, lyrics, etc…) unless you have first obtained consent from the owner of such materials.

You (and your parent/legal guardian if you are under the age of majority in your jurisdiction of residence) hereby agree to release, and hold harmless BNS from and against any and all claims based on any materials you post and/or submit, including (without limitation) claims based on publicity rights, defamation, invasion of privacy, copyright infringement, trademark infringement or any other intellectual property related cause of action.

  • You will not post or submit any personal information about yourself or third parties (e.g. addresses, phone numbers, or email addresses) or disclose any financial information pertaining to yourself or others on any Social Media Page.
  • Any comments or opinions posted or otherwise expressed on a Social Media Page are those of their respective contributors only.
  • Any materials that are deemed to contain advertisements, “spam” or junk mail content, or references to other websites will be removed by BNS at its sole discretion.
  • Our Social Media Pages and all content are provided “as is”. By accessing and using a Social Media Page you (and your parent/legal guardian if you are under the age of majority in your jurisdiction of residence) acknowledge and agree that use of such Social Media Page and the content is entirely at your own risk. BNS is not liable for any errors or omissions in the information provided on any Social Media Page, or for any loss or damages suffered as a result the information and materials appearing on any Social Media Page or relating to any other matter.

Trademark Legends

Scotiabank's Trademarks:

The symbols ® and ™ designate Canadian registered trademark and, generally, unregistered trademark status respectively. Registered trademarks of The Bank of Nova Scotia in Canada include: Scotiabank; Scotia; Flying “S” and design; Scotiabank & Flying “S” and design. The Bank of Nova Scotia has additional trademarks, registered and unregistered, in Canada and other countries, which may appear on this site.

The Dodd-Frank Wall Street Reform and Consumer Protection Act (DFA) was enacted by the United States Congress in July 2010 for the purpose of increasing transparency and reducing risk in the Over the Counter (OTC) derivatives market, among other things. The Bank of Nova Scotia (BNS) has registered as a foreign Swap Dealer with the National Futures Association (NFA) as required by Commodity Futures Trading Commission (CFTC) regulations. As a registered foreign Swap Dealer, BNS is subject to several new requirements under the DFA, including enhanced Business Conduct rules that become effective on May 1, 2013. Pursuant to the new rules, BNS is required to obtain additional Know Your Client (KYC) information and specific representations, as well as to provide certain disclosures and notifications to all swap participants. To help facilitate compliance with the new disclosure requirements, International Swaps and Derivatives Association (ISDA) has published the General Disclosure Statement and the Annexes for the interest rate, foreign exchange, equity, credit and commodities asset classes that can be found below. Going forward, please monitor this page on a regular basis as disclosure documents may be amended and new documents may be added.

Professionalism demands that our well-respected research adheres to the highest standards of independence and objectivity. Well before it became a front-page issue, we maintained strict divisions between our investment banking activities and our equity analysis. High analyst standards, together with appropriate compliance policies, disclosure and transparency, ensure that our clients have confidence in the integrity of our research product and processes. 

For more information, please see our Analyst Standards and Disclosure Policy (PDF) and GBM Best Execution Policy for Institutional Customers (PDF). Please note that different standards apply to the equity research produced in Mexico, by Scotiabank Inverlat S.A., Institución de Banca Multiple, Grupo Financiero Scotiabank Inverlat, or Scotia Inverlat Casa de Bolsa S.A. de C.V., Grupo Financiero Scotiabank Inverlat.

For more information on our other Scotia Capital Inc. policies and disclosures, please see the following documents:

IMPORTANT: THIS NOTICE GOVERNS USE OF THIS WORLD WIDE WEB SITE ("SITE") GBM.SCOTIABANK.COM BY ACCESSING THIS SITE, YOU AGREE TO THE FOLLOWING TERMS. IF YOU DO NOT AGREE TO THESE TERMS, DO NOT ACCESS THIS SITE.

1.      The Scotiabank trademark, together with “Global Banking and Markets”, is a marketing name for the global corporate and investment banking and capital markets businesses of The Bank of Nova Scotia and certain of its affiliates in the countries where they operate, including Scotia Capital Inc. Used under license.

2.      This site contains information regarding the products and services of the corporate and investment banking businesses of The Bank of Nova Scotia; Scotia Capital Inc.; Scotia Capital (USA) Inc.; Scotiabanc Inc.; Citadel Hill Advisors L.L.C.; The Bank of Nova Scotia Trust Company of New York; Scotiabank Europe plc; Scotiabank (Ireland) Designated Activity Company; Scotiabank Inverlat S.A., Institución de Banca Múltiple, Grupo Financiero Scotiabank Inverlat; Scotia Inverlat Casa de Bolsa S.A. de C.V., Grupo Financiero Scotiabank Inverlat; Scotia Inverlat Derivados S.A. de C.V., Grupo Financiero Scotiabank Inverlat; Scotia Waterous Inc.; among others. These businesses and the corporations which provide them (including various other subsidiaries) are collectively referred to as "Scotiabank" in this site. Not all products and services mentioned in this site are provided by each of these corporations; the products and services are provided by the corporation which is authorized by law to provide the product and service. These corporations are all members of the Scotiabank Group (and authorized users of the Scotiabank trademark). 

3.      Information in this site regarding services and products of Scotiabank is applicable only in jurisdictions where such services and products may lawfully be offered for sale and is void where prohibited by law. If you access this site from outside of Canada, you are responsible for compliance with local, national and international laws. Not all products and services are available across Canada or in all countries. You may not be able to deal directly with all of the corporations represented by Scotiabank. All Scotiabank products and services are subject to the terms of applicable agreements. Descriptions of Scotiabank products and services in this site may include accompanying legal disclaimers, restrictions and disclosures of importance. You are deemed to have notice of them regardless of your use or down loading of only a part of this site. 

4.      This site is established solely for the exchange of information. It may not be used to place, buy or sell orders for securities or commodities, or to give instructions regarding accounts maintained by any user with Scotiabank. For information regarding your existing accounts, contact your relationship manager.

5.      Use of this site is not intended and shall be deemed not to create any legal relationship of whatsoever kind between the user and Scotiabank or to amend or vary any existing legal relationship.

6.      This site, including the facts, data, information and other contents contained in it, is not intended to be: 
(a) a comprehensive or detailed statement concerning the matters addressed;
(b) investment, tax, banking, accounting, legal, or other professional or expert advice;
(c) an offer to sell or buy or a recommendation to buy or sell any stock, bond or other financial instrument,
and every user of this site is advised to seek professional advice before acting or omitting to act on any part of the site.

7.      This site may include forward-looking statements about objectives, strategies and expected financial results of members of the Scotiabank Group. Such forward-looking statements are inherently subject to uncertainties beyond the control of the members of the Scotiabank Group, including but not limited to economic and financial conditions globally, regulatory development in Canada and elsewhere, technological developments and competition. The reader is cautioned that the member's actual performance could differ materially from such forward-looking statements.

8.      Scotiabank and/or its affiliates and/or their respective officers, directors or employees may from time to time acquire, hold or sell securities and/or commodities and/or commodity futures contracts mentioned in this site as principal or agent. Scotiabank and/or its affiliates may have acted as financial advisor and/or underwriter for certain of the corporations mentioned in this site and may have received and may receive remuneration for same.

9.      Although Scotiabank believes the content of this site to be correct, it makes no warranty or representation as to the correctness or completeness of such information. Information in this site is subject to change without notice. Scotiabank does not, and does not intend to, and expressly disclaims any duty to, update or correct information on this site.

10.   World wide web sites accessed by hypertext links ("hyperlinks") appearing in this site have been independently developed by parties other than Scotiabank, and Scotiabank has no control over information in any hyperlinked site. Scotiabank is providing hyperlinks to users of this site only as a convenience. Scotiabank makes no representation and is not responsible for the quality, content or reliability of any information in any hyperlinked site. The inclusion of any hyperlink in this site should not be construed as an endorsement by Scotiabank of the information in such hyperlinked site and does not imply that Scotiabank has investigated, verified or monitored the information in any such hyperlinked site. Should you wish to inquire about creating a link from your world wide web site to this site, or about the use of the names of members of the Scotiabank Group, contact Scotiabank’s Global Banking and Markets Marketing Department by email for written authorization. The listing of an organization in this site should not be construed as an endorsement of its services or products.

11.   The reference to any independent organization should not be construed as an endorsement by Scotiabank of such organization's services or products.

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

13.   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, Scotiabank 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 Scotiabank site or the Reuters Services and any inaccuracies, errors or omissions in the Scotiabank 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 Scotiabank or Reuters Information Services (Canada) Limited.

14.   This site is not a secure medium for communication. Any confidential, proprietary, or sensitive information transmitted by a user by means of this site may be read and copied by unauthorized persons.

15.   Copyright in the content of this site, including the screens displaying the pages and their arrangement, is owned by The Bank of Nova Scotia unless otherwise indicated. All rights reserved. Users of this site may copy this site for their own personal use but without the prior written permission of Scotiabank may not republish or reproduce any substantial part of this site in any manner whatever, including electronically reproducing this site by "uploading", "downloading" or "accessing" this site onto the Internet or any other local or international computer system, and any such unauthorized use constitutes copyright infringement. Any report included in this site may not be reproduced in whole or in part, or referred to in any manner whatsoever, nor may the information, opinions, and conclusions contained in it be referred to without in each case the prior express consent of Scotiabank. Use of any software downloaded from this site is governed by the terms of any license agreement provided with that software. 

16.   The display of trademarks in this site does not imply that a license of any kind has been granted. All service and product names are trademarks of their respective owners. The Bank of Nova Scotia is the owner of the Canadian trademarks Scotiabank Flying S design mark; ScotiaMocatta; Scotiabank and Scotia, and has additional trademarks and service marks in Canada and other countries, designated by the symbols ® and ™ or * for registered and unregistered marks respectively. Scotia Capital Inc. ("SCI"), Scotia Capital (USA) Inc. ("SCUSA"), Scotiabank Europe plc, Scotiabank Inverlat S.A., Institución de Banca Múltiple Grupo, Financiero Scotiabank Inverlat; Scotia Inverlat Casa de Bolsa S.A. de C.V., Grupo Financiero Scotiabank Inverlat and Scotia Inverlat Derivados S.A. de C.V., Grupo Financiero Scotiabank Inverlat; are authorized users of the Scotiabank and Flying S design mark. The ScotiaMocatta trademark is used in association with the precious and base metals businesses of The Bank of Nova Scotia. 

17.   Canadian laws apply to this site and to the use of this site by any user, notwithstanding the domicile, residence or physical location of the user. The user of this site submits and attorns to the exclusive jurisdiction of the courts of the Province of Ontario to determine any proceeding arising out of the use of this site.

18.   Scotia Capital Inc. (Member–Canadian Investor Protection Fund) is authorised and regulated by the Investment Industry Regulatory Organisation of Canada (IIROC). 

19.   U.S. Residents: Scotia Capital (USA) Inc. is a wholly owned subsidiary of Scotia Capital Inc. Scotia Capital (USA) Inc. is a registered broker-dealer with the SEC and is a member of FINRA, the NYSE and SIPC. Any U.S. person wishing further information or to effect transactions in any security discussed herein should contact Scotia Capital (USA) Inc. at (212) 225-5000. 

Pillar III Disclosures

Prior to 2017, Pillar 3 reporting requirements have been complied with through a combination of disclosures in the Company’s published financial statements and the disclosures of its ultimate parent company, The Bank of Nova Scotia, in the annual Scotiabank Financial Statements and Supplementary Financial Information.

The audited Financial Statements of Scotiabank (Ireland) Designated Activity Company are available at http://www.cro.ie.

Scotiabank (Ireland) Designated Activity Company Supplementary Pillar 3 disclosure for 2016 under the Capital Requirements Directive is available here and the Supplementary Pillar 3 disclosure for 2015 is available here.

The Scotiabank Financial Statements and Supplementary Financial Information for the same financial year are available on the following pages;

Annual Report and Annual General Meeting

Supplementary Packages

Scotiabank (Ireland) Designated Activity Company is a private company registered in Ireland No. 30350. Registered office, IFSC House, Custom House Quay, Dublin 1, Ireland. Scotiabank (Ireland) Designated Activity Company is regulated by the Central Bank of Ireland.

Gender Pay Gap Reporting

UK Policy Information

EMIR Disclosures

SFTR Disclosures

Communications Disclaimers

Industry Codes Disclosures

MiFID II - Top 5 Execution Venue Reports

MiFID II - Quality of Execution Reports

MiFID II - Systematic Internaliser

UK Tax Strategy

In the United States, Scotiabank has been operating for over 100 years and serves clients through teams of Relationship Managers and Product Specialists working together to offer multi-product solutions to clients' financial needs. In addition to our strong Corporate Banking experience, we offer an expanded U.S. equities platform and Global Fixed Income platform. We also have Primary Dealer status in several key countries including the U.S. Scotiabank's offices in the U.S. do not provide retail or consumer deposit, account, or cash services and cannot assist with account inquires or servicing needs of retail accounts held in other countries.

Scotia Capital Inc. (USA) Policies & Disclosures

At Scotia Capital (USA) Inc. (“SCUSA”), our top priority is to provide our customers and their representatives with transparency on our business practices. The following letter contains information regarding our order handling practices and terms of dealing as well as certain important disclosures related to SCUSA and the services we provide to our customers.

SEC Rule 606: Quarterly Report on Routing of Customer Orders

U.S. Securities and Exchange Commission ("SEC") Rule 606 (formerly Rule 11Ac1-6) of Regulation NMS requires all brokerage firms to make publicly available quarterly reports that provide an overview of their order routing practices in covered equity and options securities. SCUSA is publishing statistical information about its routing practices for non-directed orders in U.S. exchange-listed equity securities and options (“Rule 606 Report”).

The Rule 606 Report is divided into four sections. Section 1 is for securities listed on the New York Stock Exchange; section 2 is for securities listed on the Nasdaq Stock Market; section three is for securities listed on the American Stock Exchange or regional exchanges; and, section four is for exchange–listed options.

To view SCUSA’s SEC Rule 606 Reports on Routing of Customer Orders, click on the following link: http://vrs.vista-one-solutions.com/sec606rule.aspx.

For more information regarding Rule 606 you may visit the SEC website at www.sec.gov or by clicking on the following link to interpretative frequently asked questions about SEC Rule 606: http://www.sec.gov/interps/legal/mrslb13a.html.

Disclaimer

The information and data provided herein (the "Reports") are the property of Scotia Capital (USA) Inc. ("SCUSA") and cannot be redistributed in any form or manner without the prior written consent of SCUSA. SCUSA has prepared the Reports solely for informational purposes and consistent with Rule 606 (formerly Rule 11Ac1-6) under Regulation NMS. The information provided in the Reports is not intended to, and does not, encompass all the factors to be considered in a best execution analysis and related order routing determinations.

SCUSA does not represent, warrant, or guarantee that the Reports are accurate. Use of the Reports is strictly voluntary and does not create in SCUSA any duty to any person reviewing the Reports. SCUSA shall not be liable for any direct, indirect, punitive, special, consequential, or incidental damages related to the Reports or the use of the Reports. The information provided in the Reports may be impacted by market data system outages or errors, both internal and external, and it is dependent upon the integrity and accuracy of data provided by outside sources. Certain assumptions have been made in preparing the Reports, and changes to the assumptions may have a material impact on results. The Reports do not endorse or recommend any particular security or market participant.

Scotia Capital (USA) Inc., is a member of the Securities Investor Protection Corporation (SIPC), which protects securities customers of its members up to $500,000 (including $250,000 for claims for cash). Explanatory brochure available upon request or at www.sipc.org.

Scotia Capital USA Inc., is regulated in the United States by the Financial Industry Regulatory Authority (FINRA). More information can be found at www.finra.org.

Regulatory Disclosures