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Press release from CNW Group

BNS Split Corp. II Closes Warrant Offering

Friday, December 10, 2010

BNS Split Corp. II Closes Warrant Offering11:06 EST Friday, December 10, 2010/THIS PRESS RELEASE IS INTENDED FOR DISTRIBUTION IN CANADA ONLY AND IS NOT INTENDED FOR DISTRIBUTION TO UNITED STATES NEWSWIRE SERVICES OR DISSEMINATION IN THE UNITED STATES/TORONTO, Dec. 10 /CNW/ - BNS Split Corp. II (the "Company") is pleased to announce that the Company has issued one warrant for every two Capital Shares held by holders of Capital Shares of the Company of record as at the close of business on December 9, 2010.Each warrant will entitle the holder to purchase one Unit, each Unit consisting of two Capital Shares and one Preferred Share, for a subscription price of $50.84 per Unit. Commencing December 10, 2010, warrants may be exercised at any time on or before 5:00 p.m. (Toronto time) on July 7, 2011. The warrants are listed on The Toronto Stock Exchange under the ticker symbol BSC.WT.Holders of Preferred Shares are entitled to receive quarterly fixed cumulative distributions equal to $0.2003 per Preferred Share. The Company's Capital Share dividend policy is to pay a quarterly dividend on the Capital Shares equal to the dividends received by the Company on the BNS Shares minus the dividends payable on the Preferred Shares and all administrative and operating expenses provided the net asset value per Unit at the time of declaration, after giving effect to the dividend, would be greater than the original issue price of the Preferred Shares.BNS Split Corp. II is a mutual fund corporation created to hold a portfolio of common shares of The Bank of Nova Scotia. Capital Shares and Preferred Shares of BNS Split Corp. II are listed for trading on The Toronto Stock Exchange under the symbols BSC and BSC.PR.B respectively.For further information: Investor Relations BNS Split Corp. II (416) 863-7301 E-mail: mc_bnssplit2@scotiacapital.com Web site: www.scotiamanagedcompanies.com