UPDATED ON: Friday, October 29, 2004
Barbara S. Thomas,
Board of Directors
From The Globe and Mail
Scotiabank is pleased to announce the appointment of Barbara S. Thomas to its Board of Directors. Ms. Thomas brings a wealth of experience in brand management and consumer goods, and a tremendous understanding of both the U.S. and Canadian retail markets.
Ms. Thomas is currently a member of the boards of directors of Rayovac Corporation and the Blue Cross/Blue Shield Companies of Florida. She was the interim Chief Executive Officer of Ocean Spray Company in 2002 and 2003. Ms. Thomas was also President of Warner-Lambert Consumer Healthcare Company and President and Chief Executive Officer of Pillsbury Canada Ltd. She received her B.A. from the University of Michigan and attended the Advanced Management Program at Washington University.
Scotiabank is one of North America's premier financial institutions and Canada's most international bank. With approximately 48,000 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$287 billion in assets (as at July 31, 2004), Scotiabank trades on the Toronto (BNS) and New York (BNS) Stock Exchanges. For more information please visit www.scotiabank.com.