Common Share Dividends

Dividend Philosophy

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 43 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 2012 to 2015:

Fiscal 2015 -

4th quarter - increased from 68 cents to 70 cents.
2nd quarter - increased from 66 cents to 68 cents.

Fiscal 2014 -

4th quarter - increased from 64 cents to 66 cents.
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.

Fiscal 2012 -

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 (2012 to present)





















Common Share Dividend History and Stock Splits

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 2015 Common and Preferred Share Dividend Dates

(subject to approval by the Board of Directors)

December 5, 2014

January 2, 2015

January 6, 2015

January 28, 2015

March 3, 2015

April 2, 2015

April 7, 2015

April 28, 2015

May 29, 2015

July 3, 2015

July 7, 2015

July 29, 2015

August 28, 2015

October 2, 2015

October 6, 2015

October 28, 2015

Dividend Taxation
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.

Direct Deposit
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
M5J 2Y1

Tel: 1-877-982-8767
Fax: 1-888-453-0330

Shareholder Contact Information

Contact information for shareholders questions and inquiries.

Common Share - Closing Prices

A history of the daily closing prices (1983 - present) for the Bank's common share traded on the Toronto Stock Exchange.