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Scotiabank to change presentation of certain financial information related to the adoption of IFRS 9

TORONTO, Feb. 13, 2018 /CNW/ - Scotiabank released today, under the Investor Relations section of www.scotiabank.com, the proposed template for its Supplemental Financial Information package.

As disclosed in Scotiabank's Fiscal 2017 Consolidated Financial Statements, the Bank has adopted IFRS 9 effective November 1, 2017 and will not restate comparative periods.

The purpose of this template is to help users of the Bank's financial disclosures better understand the changes to its supplemental disclosures following the Bank's adoption of IFRS 9, Financial Instruments (IFRS 9), that replaced IAS 39, Financial Instruments: Recognition and Measurement (IAS 39), effective November 1, 2017.

Scotiabank will release its fiscal Q1 2018 results on February 27, 2018. The bank intends to provide additional details surrounding the impacts of IFRS 9 in its Report to Shareholders for Q1 2018. Given this is a proposed template for the Supplemental Financial Information package, it is possible that further refinements could be made.

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