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UPDATED ON: Thursday, April 03, 2003


Robert H. Pitfield,
Executive Vice-President,
International Banking

From The Globe and Mail

Scotiabank is pleased to announce the appointment of Robert H. Pitfield to the position of Executive Vice-President, International Banking. In his new position, Mr. Pitfield will be responsible for all of the Bank's retail and commercial operations outside of Canada.

Mr. Pitfield joined Scotiabank in 1983 in Commercial Banking. Over the years, he has worked in various positions in commercial and retail banking. In 1990, he was promoted to Senior Vice-President, Card Products and Marketing and the following year he also took on responsibility for Retail Marketing. In 1996, he was appointed Senior Vice-President, International Banking, responsible for the Caribbean and Central America. In 1998, he returned to Retail Products and Marketing as Executive Vice-President, before becoming Executive Vice-President, Wealth Management the following year. Mr. Pitfield has a Bachelor of Arts (Honours) from the University of Toronto, a law degree from the University of Ottawa, and is a member of the Law Society of Upper Canada.

Scotiabank is one of North America's premier financial institutions and Canada's most international bank With approximately 49,000 employees, Scotiabank Group and its affiliates serve about 10 million customers in some 50 countries around the world. Scotiabank offers a diverse range of products and services including personal, commercial, corporate and investment banking. With C$290 billion in assets (as at January 31, 2003), Scotiabank trades on the Toronto (BNS), New York (BNS) and London (BNV) Stock Exchanges. For more information please visit


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