Source - MKW
FOR:  SCOTIABANK

TSX, NYSE SYMBOL:  BNS

August 30, 2016

Scotiabank Reports Third Quarter Results

TORONTO, ONTARIO--(Marketwired - Aug. 30, 2016) - Scotiabank (TSX:BNS)(NYSE:BNS) -

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All amounts are in Canadian dollars and are based on our unaudited Interim
Condensed Consolidated Financial Statements for the quarter ended July 31,
2016 and related notes prepared in accordance with International Financial
Reporting Standards (IFRS), unless otherwise noted. Our complete Third
Quarter 2016 Report to Shareholders, including our unaudited interim
financial statements for the period July 31, 2016, can also be found on the
SEDAR website at www.sedar.com and on the EDGAR section of the SEC's website
at www.sec.gov. In addition, Supplementary Financial Information is also
available, together with the Third Quarter 2016 Report on the Investors
Relations page of www.scotiabank.com.
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    Third Quarter Highlights on a
            reported basis             Third Quarter Year to Date Highlights
          (versus Q3, 2015)            on a reported basis (versus YTD 2015)
- Net income of $1,959 million,        - Net income of $5,357 million,
  compared to $1,847 million             compared to $5,370 million
- Earnings per share (diluted) of      - Earnings per share (diluted) of
  $1.54 compared to $1.45                $4.20 compared to $4.22
- ROE of 14.8%, compared to 14.7%      - ROE of 13.6%, compared to 14.7%
- Quarterly dividend increase of 2
  cents per common share to 74 cents

                                       Third Quarter Year to Date Highlights
                                       adjusting for the Q2/16 restructuring
                                            charge(1) (versus YTD 2015)
                                       - Net income of $5,635 million,
                                         compared to $5,370 million
                                       - Earnings per share (diluted) of
                                         $4.43 compared to $4.22
                                       - ROE of 14.3%, compared to 14.7%

Scotiabank reported third quarter net income of $1,959 million compared to $1,847 million in the same period
last year. Diluted earnings per share were $1.54, compared to $1.45 in the same period a year ago. Return on
equity was 14.8% compared to 14.7% last year.

"This quarter's very good results were driven by strong operating performances in all three business lines,"
said Brian Porter, President and CEO of Scotiabank. "All of our businesses continue to grow and deepen customer
relationships, which has delivered solid asset, deposit and revenue growth.

"Canadian Banking's earnings grew to $930 million, up 8% compared to the third quarter last year. Continued
focus on targeted asset and deposit growth to optimize business mix has contributed to a 13 basis point
increase in margin. This combined with efforts to reduce structural costs has led to further improvements in
operating leverage and the overall strong results this quarter.

"International Banking had another strong quarter with earnings of $527 million. Earnings increased 9% from
last year driven principally by the Pacific Alliance countries of Mexico, Peru, Chile and Colombia. Strong
volume growth, improved margins and good expense management all contributed to positive operating leverage. We
are very pleased with continued strong quarterly results in International Banking and remain positive about the
medium and longer term potential for these markets.

"Global Banking and Markets results improved this quarter with earnings of $421 million reflecting better
performance in several businesses including fixed income, corporate banking and investment banking.

"Provision for credit losses declined $181 million from last quarter. The majority of the decline related to
lower losses in the energy sector, which is consistent with our previously stated expectations that energy
losses had peaked during the last quarter.

"The Bank's Common Equity Tier 1 ratio remains strong and increased to 10.5%. We increased our quarterly
dividend by 2 cents to 74 cents per share - a 6% increase from last year.

"Our profitable businesses combined with our strong capital ratios, positions the Bank well to make the
necessary investments to better serve our customers, grow our businesses and continue to create value for our
shareholders."

(1) Refer to "Non-GAAP Measures" section.

Financial results

The 2016 third quarter results are presented below:

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                                                         For the nine months
                            For the three months ended          ended
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                             July 31  April 30   July 31   July 31   July 31
(Unaudited) ($ millions)        2016      2016      2015      2016      2015
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Net interest income         $  3,602  $  3,518  $  3,354  $ 10,639  $  9,721
Non-interest income            3,038     3,076     2,770     8,960     8,203
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  Total revenue                6,640     6,594     6,124    19,599    17,924
Provision for credit
 losses                          571       752       480     1,862     1,391
Non-interest expenses          3,505     3,817     3,334    10,890     9,755
Income tax expense               605       441       463     1,490     1,408
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Net income                  $  1,959  $  1,584  $  1,847  $  5,357  $  5,370
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Net income attributable to
 non-controlling interest
 in subsidiaries                  62        61        52       179       139
Net income attributable to
 equity holders of the
 Bank                          1,897     1,523     1,795     5,178     5,231
  Preferred shareholders          37        34        28        99        88
  Common shareholders       $  1,860  $  1,489  $  1,767  $  5,079  $  5,143
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Earnings per common share
 (in dollars)
  Basic                     $   1.55  $   1.24  $   1.46  $   4.22  $   4.24
  Diluted                   $   1.54  $   1.23  $   1.45  $   4.20  $   4.22
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Non-GAAP measures

The Bank uses a number of financial measures to assess its performance. Some of these measures are not
calculated in accordance with Generally Accepted Accounting Principles (GAAP), which are based on International
Financial Reporting Standards (IFRS), are not defined by GAAP and do not have standardized meanings that would
ensure consistency and comparability between companies using these or similar measures. These non-GAAP measures
are used throughout this press release and are defined in the "Non-GAAP Measures" section of our Third Quarter
2016 Report to Shareholders.

Adjusting for the Q2 2016 restructuring charge:

The table below reflects the impact of the restructuring charge taken in Q2 2016 of $378 million pre-tax ($278
million after tax (1)).

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                                          For the three months ended April
                                                      30, 2016
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                                                   Restructuring
                                         Reported         Charge   Adjusted
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Net income ($ millions)                  $  1,584  $         278   $  1,862
Diluted earnings per share               $   1.23  $        0.23   $   1.46
Return on equity                             12.1%           2.3%      14.4%
Productivity ratio                           57.9%          (5.7)%     52.2%
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                                         For the nine months ended July 31,
                                                        2016
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                                                   Restructuring
                                         Reported         Charge   Adjusted
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Net income ($ millions)                  $  5,357  $         278   $  5,635
Diluted earnings per share               $   4.20  $        0.23   $   4.43
Return on equity                             13.6%           0.7%      14.3%
Productivity ratio                           55.6%          (2.0)%     53.6%
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(1)  Calculated using the statutory tax rates of the various jurisdictions.

Business segment review

Canadian Banking

Net income attributable to equity holders was $930 million, an increase of $67 million or 8% over the same
quarter last year. An increase in the net interest margin, solid growth from assets and deposits, and the
impact of the credit card portfolio acquired from JPMorgan Chase Bank were partially offset by higher non-
interest expenses and provision for credit losses.

Net income attributable to equity holders decreased $47 million or 5% over last quarter. Adjusting for the gain
on the sale of a non-core lease financing business ("the gain on sale") last quarter, net income increased $53
million or 6%, mainly due to the impact of the longer quarter and growth in both assets and deposits, partly
offset by higher non-interest expenses and provision for credit losses.

On a year-to-date basis, net income attributable to equity holders increased $275 million or 11%. Adjusting for
the gain on sale, net income increased $175 million or 7%.

International Banking

Net income attributable to equity holders was $527 million, an increase of $42 million or 9% over the same
quarter last year, with strong organic and acquisition-driven loan, deposit and fee growth, and positive
operating leverage.

Net income attributable to equity holders was up 5% over last quarter, driven by lower provisions for credit
losses and margin expansion, partly offset by lower securities gains and the negative impact of foreign
currency translation.

On a year-to-date basis, net income attributable to equity holders was $1,532 million, an increase of $183
million or 14%, driven by strong loan, deposit and fee growth in Latin America, contributions from
acquisitions, and good expense management delivering positive operating leverage, and the positive impact of
foreign currency translation, partly offset by higher provision for credit losses.

Global Banking and Markets

Net income attributable to equity holders was $421 million, an increase of $46 million or 12% over the same
quarter last year, driven mainly by higher contributions from fixed income, corporate banking, investment
banking and precious metals as well as the positive impact of foreign currency translation. This was partly
offset by a higher provision for credit losses and lower results in equities.

Net income attributable to equity holders increased by $98 million or 30% over last quarter. This was mainly
due to stronger results in precious metals, fixed income and investment banking, and lower provision for credit
losses.

On a year-to-date basis, net income attributable to equity holders was $1,110 million, a decline of $118
million or 10%. Stronger results in the fixed income and commodities businesses and the positive impact of
foreign currency translation were more than offset by higher provision for credit losses and lower results in
equities.

Other

The Other segment includes Group Treasury, smaller operating segments and other corporate items which are not
allocated to a business line.

Net income attributable to equity holders was $19 million compared to $72 million over the same quarter last
year. Lower contributions from asset/liability management activities and higher expenses were partly offset by
a higher net gain on investment securities and lower taxes.

Net income attributable to equity holders was $19 million compared to $1 million, after adjusting for the
restructuring charges of $378 million ($278 million after tax) last quarter. The increase was mainly due to the
positive impact of foreign currency translation, an increase in the collective allowance on performing loans in
the prior quarter, and lower taxes. This was partly offset by higher post-retirement benefit costs.

On a year-to-date basis, net income attributable to equity holders was $32 million compared to $147 million
last year, after adjusting for the restructuring charges of $378 million ($278 million after tax) in 2016.
Lower contributions from asset/liability management activities and the increase in collective allowance on
performing loans were partly offset by lower post-retirement benefit costs, the positive impact of foreign
currency translation and higher net gains on investment securities.

Credit risk

The provision for credit losses was $571 million, up $91 million or 19% across all business lines, net of
higher acquisition-related benefits of $42 million, compared to the same quarter last year. The increase in
provisions in Canadian Banking was primarily related to the growth in higher spread retail products. Higher
Global Banking and Markets' provisions were primarily related to energy exposures. International Banking's
increased provisions are mostly in the commercial portfolio.

The provision for credit losses was down $181 million or 24% from last quarter mainly attributable to decreases
in energy sector provisions in Global Banking and Markets and International Banking. Last quarter included an
increase of $50 million in the collective allowance against performing loans.

On a year-to-date basis, the provision for credit losses was $1,862 million up $471 million or 34% primarily
due to higher provisions related to energy exposures, commercial exposures in International Banking, growth in
higher spread retail products in Canadian Banking and the increase in the collective allowance against
performing loans, partly offset by higher acquisition-related benefits of $117 million.

Capital ratios

The Bank continues to maintain a strong capital position. The Bank's Common Equity Tier 1 capital ratio of
10.5% increased from 10.1% last quarter, mainly due to strong internal capital generation.

As at July 31, 2016, the CET1, Tier 1, Total capital and Leverage ratios are well above Basel III all-in
minimum requirements.

Forward-looking statements

Our public communications often include oral or written forward-looking statements. Statements of this type are
included in this document, and may be included in other filings with Canadian securities regulators or the U.S.
Securities and Exchange Commission, or in other communications. All such statements are made pursuant to the
"safe harbor" provisions of the U.S. Private Securities Litigation Reform Act of 1995 and any applicable
Canadian securities legislation. Forward-looking statements may include, but are not limited to, statements
made in this document, the Management's Discussion and Analysis in the Bank's 2015 Annual Report under the
headings "Overview-Outlook," for Group Financial Performance "Outlook," for each business segment "Outlook" and
in other statements regarding the Bank's objectives, strategies to achieve those objectives, the regulatory
environment in which the Bank operates, anticipated financial results (including those in the area of risk
management), and the outlook for the Bank's businesses and for the Canadian, U.S. and global economies. Such
statements are typically identified by words or phrases such as "believe," "expect," "anticipate," "intent,"
"estimate," "plan," "may increase," "may fluctuate," and similar expressions of future or conditional verbs,
such as "will," "may," "should," "would" and "could."

By their very nature, forward-looking statements involve numerous assumptions, inherent risks and
uncertainties, both general and specific, and the risk that predictions and other forward-looking statements
will not prove to be accurate. Do not unduly rely on forward-looking statements, as a number of important
factors, many of which are beyond the Bank's control and the effects of which can be difficult to predict,
could cause actual results to differ materially from the estimates and intentions expressed in such forward-
looking statements. These factors include, but are not limited to: the economic and financial conditions in
Canada and globally; fluctuations in interest rates and currency values; liquidity and funding; significant
market volatility and interruptions; the failure of third parties to comply with their obligations to the Bank
and its affiliates; changes in monetary policy; legislative and regulatory developments in Canada and
elsewhere, including changes to, and interpretations of tax laws and risk-based capital guidelines and
reporting instructions and liquidity regulatory guidance; changes to the Bank's credit ratings; operational
(including technology) and infrastructure risks; reputational risks; the risk that the Bank's risk management
models may not take into account all relevant factors; the accuracy and completeness of information the Bank
receives on customers and counterparties; the timely development and introduction of new products and services
in receptive markets; the Bank's ability to expand existing distribution channels and to develop and realize
revenues from new distribution channels; the Bank's ability to complete and integrate acquisitions and its
other growth strategies; critical accounting estimates and the effects of changes in accounting policies and
methods used by the Bank as described in the Bank's annual financial statements (See "Controls and Accounting
Policies-Critical accounting estimates" in the Bank's 2015 Annual Report) and updated by this document; global
capital markets activity; the Bank's ability to attract and retain key executives; reliance on third parties to
provide components of the Bank's business infrastructure; unexpected changes in consumer spending and saving
habits; technological developments; fraud by internal or external parties, including the use of new
technologies in unprecedented ways to defraud the Bank or its customers; increasing cyber security risks which
may include theft of assets, unauthorized access to sensitive information or operational disruption;
consolidation in the financial services sector in Canada and globally; competition, both from new entrants and
established competitors; judicial and regulatory proceedings; natural disasters, including, but not limited to,
earthquakes and hurricanes, and disruptions to public infrastructure, such as transportation, communication,
power or water supply; the possible impact of international conflicts and other developments, including
terrorist activities and war; the effects of disease or illness on local, national or international economies;
and the Bank's anticipation of and success in managing the risks implied by the foregoing. A substantial amount
of the Bank's business involves making loans or otherwise committing resources to specific companies,
industries or countries. Unforeseen events affecting such borrowers, industries or countries could have a
material adverse effect on the Bank's financial results, businesses, financial condition or liquidity. These
and other factors may cause the Bank's actual performance to differ materially from that contemplated by
forward-looking statements. For more information, see the "Risk Management" section starting on page 66 of the
Bank's 2015 Annual Report.

Material economic assumptions underlying the forward-looking statements contained in this document are set out
in the 2015 Annual Report under the heading "Overview-Outlook," as updated by this document; and for each
business segment "Outlook". The "Outlook" sections are based on the Bank's views and the actual outcome is
uncertain. Readers should consider the above-noted factors when reviewing these sections. The preceding list of
factors is not exhaustive of all possible risk factors and other factors could also adversely affect the Bank's
results. When relying on forward-looking statements to make decisions with respect to the Bank and its
securities, investors and others should carefully consider the preceding factors, other uncertainties and
potential events. The Bank does not undertake to update any forward-looking statements, whether written or
oral, that may be made from time to time by or on its behalf.

Additional information relating to the Bank, including the Bank's Annual Information Form, can be located on
the SEDAR website at www.sedar.com and on the EDGAR section of the SEC's website at www.sec.gov.

Shareholder information

Dividend and Share Purchase Plan

Scotiabank's dividend reinvestment and share purchase plan allows common and preferred shareholders to purchase
additional common shares by reinvesting their cash dividend without incurring brokerage or administrative fees.
For more information on participation in the plan, please contact the transfer agent.

Website

For information relating to Scotiabank and its services, visit us at our website: www.scotiabank.com.

Conference call and Web broadcast

The quarterly results conference call will take place on August 30, 2016, at 8:00 am EDT and is expected to
last approximately one hour. Interested parties are invited to access the call live, in listen-only mode, by
telephone, toll-free, at (416) 847-6330 or 1-866-530-1553 (please call five to 15 minutes in advance). In
addition, an audio webcast, with accompanying slide presentation, may be accessed via the Investor Relations
page of www.scotiabank.com. Following discussion of the results by Scotiabank executives, there will be a
question and answer session.

A telephone replay of the conference call will be available from August 30, 2016, to September 14, 2016, by
calling (647) 436-0148 or 1-888-203-1112 (North America toll-free) and entering the identification code
4421684#. The archived audio webcast will be available on the Bank's website for three months.

Contact information

Investors:                           Media:
Scotiabank                           Contact the Public, Corporate and
Scotia Plaza, 44 King Street West    Government Affairs Department
Toronto, Ontario, Canada M5H 1H1     Scotia Plaza, 44 King Street West
Telephone: (416) 775-0798            Toronto, Ontario, Canada M5H 1H1
Fax: (416) 866-7867                  Telephone: (416) 866-6806
E-mail:                              Fax: (416) 866-4988
[email protected]    E-mail:
                                     [email protected]

Shareholders:
For enquiries related to changes in
share registration or address,
dividend information, lost share
certificates, estate transfers, or
to advise of duplicate mailings,
please contact the Bank's transfer
agent:

Computershare Trust Company of       For other shareholder enquiries, please
Canada                               contact the Finance Department:
100 University Avenue, 8th Floor     Scotiabank
Toronto, Ontario, Canada M5J 2Y1     Scotia Plaza, 44 King Street West
Telephone: 1-877-982-8767            Toronto, Ontario, Canada M5H 1H1
Fax: 1-888-453-0330                  Telephone: (416) 866-4790
E-mail: [email protected]    Fax: (416) 866-4048
                                     E-mail:
Co-Transfer Agent (U.S.A.)           [email protected]
Computershare Trust Company N.A.
250 Royall Street
Canton, MA 02021 U.S.A.
Telephone: 1-800-962-4284

Rapport trimestriel disponible en francais

Le Rapport annuel et les etats financiers de la Banque sont publies en francais et en anglais et distribues aux
actionnaires dans la version de leur choix. Si vous preferez que la documentation vous concernant vous soit
adressee en francais, veuillez en informer Relations publiques, Affaires de la societe et Affaires
gouvernementales, La Banque de Nouvelle-Ecosse, Scotia Plaza, 44, rue King Ouest, Toronto (Ontario), Canada M5H
1H1, en joignant, si possible, l'etiquette d'adresse, afin que nous puissions prendre note du changement.

FOR FURTHER INFORMATION PLEASE CONTACT:

Jake Lawrence
Scotiabank Investor Relations
(416) 866-5712

OR

Rick Roth
Scotiabank Public, Corporate and Government Affairs
(416) 933-1795

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