Scotiabank today announced a Cdn$100,000 contribution to Canadian Red Cross efforts to aid victims of flooding in Pakistan. Canadians are also invited to support the Canadian Red Cross Pakistan relief fund with donations through Scotiabank’s national branch network.

“Our thoughts are with the victims and families that have been affected by flooding in Pakistan,” said Rick Waugh, Scotiabank President and Chief Executive Officer. “The suffering and property damage has affected many communities and rebuilding efforts will continue for many months. We are glad to play a role in that effort.”

Scotiabank is committed to supporting the communities in which we live and work, both in Canada and abroad. Recognized as a leader internationally and among Canadian corporations for its charitable donations and philanthropic activities, in 2009 the Bank provided about $39 million in sponsorships and donations to a variety of projects and initiatives, primarily in the areas of healthcare, education, social services and arts and culture. Visit us at http://www.scotiabank.com/.

For further information: Joe Konecny at (416) 866-7238, or [email protected]