Scotiabank Announces Election of Directors

TORONTO, ON—(Marketwired – April 12, 2016) – Scotiabank announced that the nominees listed in the management proxy circular dated February 9, 2016 were elected as directors of the Bank. The detailed results of the vote for the election of directors held at its Annual Meeting of Shareholders earlier today in Calgary, Alberta are set out below.

Election of Directors

On a vote by ballot, each of the following 17 nominees proposed by management was elected as a director of the Bank:

Nominee   Votes For   % For   Votes Withheld   % Withheld
Nora A. Aufreiter       663,527,920   99.65%        2,303,721   0.35%
Guillermo E. Babatz       663,317,710   99.62%        2,513,931   0.38%
Scott B. Bonham       663,660,822   99.67%        2,170,819   0.33%
Ronald A. Brenneman       652,497,510   98.00%      13,334,131   2.00%
Charles H. Dallara       663,553,016   99.66%        2,278,625   0.34%
William R. Fatt       659,903,849   99.11%        5,927,792   0.89%
Tiff Macklem       663,909,625   99.71%        1,922,016   0.29%
Thomas C. O'Neill       642,614,423   96.51%      23,217,218   3.49%
Eduardo Pacheco       652,876,631   98.05%      12,955,010   1.95%
Brian J. Porter       663,842,728   99.70%        1,987,944   0.30%
Una M. Power       663,514,758   99.65%        2,316,883   0.35%
Aaron W. Regent       659,530,748   99.05%        6,300,893   0.95%
Indira V. Samarasekera       663,276,188   99.62%        2,555,453   0.38%
Susa  L. Segal       661,650,740   99.37%        4,180,601   0.63%
Paul D. Sobey       650,827,034   97.75%      15,004,607   2.25%
Barbara S. Thomas       661,252,806   99.32%        4,518,643   0.68%
L. Scott Thomson       654,946,147   98.37%      10,825,386   1.63%

Final voting results on all matters voted on at the Annual Meeting of Shareholders held earlier today will be published shortly on, and filed with the Canadian and U.S. securities regulators.

About Scotiabank

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). Scotiabank distributes the Bank's media releases using Marketwired. For more information, please visit and follow us on Twitter @ScotiabankViews.

Agrium Announces 2016 Quarterly Earnings Conference Call Dates

CALGARY, AB—(Marketwired – April 12, 2016) – Agrium Inc. (TSX: AGU) (NYSE: AGU) announces the following Quarterly Earnings Conference Call dates for 2016:

Q1 Results Wednesday, May 4, 2016 10:00 am ET
Q2 Results Thursday, August 4, 2016 10:00 am ET
Q3 Results Thursday, November 3, 2016 10:00 am ET

Quarterly press releases will be issued after the markets close on the day prior to each conference call.

A webcast of the conference call including the presentation slides and dial in numbers can be accessed by visiting Agrium's website at A replay of the call will be available for one week from the time of the conference call.

Agrium will also be having its Annual Meeting on May 4, 2016 at 11:00 a.m. MDT (1:00 p.m. EDT) at Agrium Place, 13131 Lake Fraser Drive, SE, Calgary, Alberta. A webcast of the meeting will be available on our website at

About Agrium

Agrium Inc. is a major producer and distributor of agricultural products and services in North America, South America, Australia and Egypt through its agricultural retail–distribution and wholesale nutrient businesses. Agrium supplies growers with key products and services such as crop nutrients, crop protection, seed, and agronomic and application services, thereby helping to meet the ever growing global demand for food and fiber. Agrium produces nitrogen, potash and phosphate fertilizers, with a combined wholesale nutrient capacity of over nine million tonnes and with competitive advantages across all product lines. Agrium retail–distribution has an unmatched network of over 1,400 facilities and approximately 3,800 crop consultants. We partner with over half a million grower customers globally to help them increase their yields and returns on more than 50 different crops. With a focus on sustainability, the company strives to improve the communities in which it operates through safety, education, environmental improvement and new technologies such as the development of precision agriculture and controlled release nutrient products. Agrium is focused on driving operational excellence across our businesses, pursuing value–enhancing growth opportunities and returning capital to shareholders.