Common Share Dividends
Scotiabank's practice has been to relate dividends to the trend earnings, while ensuring that capital levels are sufficient for both growth and depositor protection.
This practice, coupled with the Bank's strong earnings growth, has led to dividend increases in 42 of the last 45 years - one of the most consistent records for dividend growth among major Canadian corporations.
The following is a record of increases in the quarterly dividend per common share for the fiscal period 2011 to 2014:
2nd quarter - increased from 62 cents to 64 cents.Fiscal 2013 -
4th quarter - increased from 60 cents to 62 cents.
2nd quarter - increased from 57 cents to 60 cents.
4th quarter - increased from 55 cents to 57 cents.
2nd quarter - increased from 52 cents to 55 cents.
The Bank has paid dividends to common shareholders every year since its foundation in 1832.
Quarterly Dividends (as declared) per Common Share (2011 to present)
Record and Payment Dates for Dividends (Common and Preferred)
Subject to approval by the Board of Directors, the payment date for common and all preferred shares is usually the third last business day of each fiscal quarter. Bank fiscal quarters end with the months of January, April, July and October.
The record date is the first Tuesday of the month in which dividends are paid. If the first Tuesday falls on a statutory holiday, the record date will be fixed on the next business day.
|Fiscal 2014 Common and Preferred Dividend Dates|
|(subject to approval by the Board of Directors)|
|December 6, 2013||January 3, 2014||January 7, 2014||January 29, 2014|
|March 4, 2014||March 28, 2014||April 1, 2014||April 28, 2014|
|May 27, 2014||June 27, 2014*||July 2, 2014||July 29, 2014|
|August 26, 2014||October 3, 2014||October 7, 2014||October 29, 2014|
The federal Income Tax Act, and most provincial income tax legislation, provides lower levels of taxation for Canadian individuals who receive eligible dividends. All of the dividends paid by the Bank of Nova Scotia, and any of its subsidiaries, in 2006 are eligible dividends and all dividends paid hereafter will be eligible dividends unless indicated otherwise.
Registered shareholders may have dividends conveniently deposited directly into accounts held at financial institutions which are members of the Canadian Payments Association.
To arrange for direct deposit service, write, phone or fax the Transfer Agent:
Computershare Trust Company of Canada
100 University Ave., 8th floor
Toronto, Ontario, Canada