Scotiabank Supports the Duke of Edinburgh Cup Semi-finals

Charity Golf Tourney to aid Governor General Youth Award

Nassau, The Bahamas, June 7, 2016 – Scotiabank is dedicated to helping young persons in the community become better off. The Bank announced its bronze sponsorship of the 16th Annual Duke of Edinburgh Cup Semi-Finals. The charity golf tournament, which Scotiabank has supported for years, is in aid of the Governor General’s Youth Award Programme.

“We are proud to partner with the Governor General Youth Award as they are actively impacting the lives of young persons in our community through wholesome extra-curricular activity,” said Leah Davis, Senior Manager of Marketing and Public Relations at Scotiabank.

Leroy Dames, Cable Beach Branch Manager and Drexel Smith of the Corporate & Commercial Banking Center are among other Scotiabank affiliates preparing to play in the tournament which is scheduled for Sunday June 26th at 8:00 a.m. at The Ocean Club Golf Course, Paradise Island. Dames represented The Bahamas at the Duke of Edinburgh Cup Final in London in 2012.

About the Tournament

The Duke of Edinburgh Cup Golf Tournament is a yearly pre-Qualifier of the worldwide Duke of Edinburgh Cup World Finals held in England. International winners will travel to the UK to participate in this prestigious Golf tournament being held October 2-6th, 2016 competing against other world event finalists at top class clubs near Windsor. Winners will also attend a presentation dinner at Windsor Castle in the presence of a member of the Royal Family. The Duke of Edinburgh Cup in The Bahamas benefits the Governor-General’s Youth Award, which has over 1,000 Young Bahamians participating in meaningful leisure activities.

About GGYA

The GGYA was re-established in the Bahamas in 1987, initially known as the "Bahamas Duke Of Edinburgh's Award Scheme", and was re-named the "Governor General's Youth Award" in 1996.

The Award is delivered via 43 units, including eight Bahamian family islands. Since the Award was reintroduced in the Bahamas, more than 8,000 young people have taken up the challenge and have engaged in community service, physical recreation, the apprenticeship of a new skill or hobby, and attended adventurous journeys to achieve their Bronze, Silver and Gold awards.

About Scotiabank

Through our global community investment strategy, Scotiabank and its employees support causes at a grassroots level. Recognized as a leader for our charitable donations and philanthropic activities, in 2015, Scotiabank contributed $67 million to help our communities around the world.

Scotiabank is Canada's international bank and a leading financial services provider in North America, Latin America, the Caribbean and Central America, and Asia-Pacific. We are dedicated to helping our 23 million customers become better off through a broad range of advice, products and services, including personal and commercial banking, wealth management and private banking, corporate and investment banking, and capital markets. With a team of more than 89,000 employees and assets of $920 billion (as at January 31, 2016), Scotiabank trades on the Toronto (TSX: BNS) and New York Exchanges (NYSE: BNS).

Pictured (L to R): Leah Davis, Senior Manager, Marketing and Public Relations, Scotiabank presents the sponsorship cheque to Eric Hall, Tournament Coordinator Duke of Edinburgh Cup Semi-Finals.

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