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Press release from CNW Group

BNS Split Corp. II Declares Quarterly Dividends

Tuesday, March 06, 2012

BNS Split Corp. II Declares Quarterly Dividends14:01 EST Tuesday, March 06, 2012TORONTO, March 6, 2012 /CNW/ - The Board of Directors of BNS Split Corp. II (the "Company") has declared today dividends of $0.2003 per Preferred Share and $0.100 per Capital Share, payable on March 22, 2012 to holders of record at the close of business on March 15, 2012.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: Web site: