The Bank of Nova Scotia CI 2X Deposit Notes Series 1
Double up, with downside protection

A successful fund
Signature Income & Growth Fund is an income-oriented balanced fund from CI Investments with a strong track record– it holds the top five-star rating from Morningstar Canada and is first quartile over one, three and five years (as of April 30, 2008).* The portfolio advisor is the awarding-winning Signature Global Advisors team, which manages over $20 billion in equity, income and balanced funds.

A unique strategy
The Deposit Notes use a unique strategy that ensures continuous 200% exposure to the fund throughout the term of the deposit notes. This is accomplished through a loan facility that rebalances daily, regardless of the performance of the fund. This strategy allows you to double your exposure to the markets, while protecting your principal. Alternatively, you can invest half the capital that would otherwise be required to achieve exposure to the fund.

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Information Statement
Client Flyer

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The information above must be read in conjunction with the attached Information Statement. This document is a summary only of certain aspects of the Notes and you are urged to read the attached Information Statement in its entirety for complete information related to the Notes, including the risk factors.

A prospective investor should decide to invest in the Notes only after carefully considering with his or her advisor as to whether the Notes are a suitable investment in light of the information set out in the Information Statement. None of the Bank including in its capacity as Calculation Agent or Scotia Capital Inc., including in its capacity as Selling Agent, makes any recommendation as to whether the Notes are a suitable investment for any person.

The Notes have certain investment characteristics that differ from conventional fixedincome investments in that they may not provide holders with any return or income stream prior to the Maturity Date, or a return at the Maturity Date that is calculated by reference to a fixed or floating rate of interest that is determinable prior to the Maturity Date. The return on the Notes (if any), unlike the return on many deposit liabilities of Canadian chartered banks, is uncertain in that the Notes could produce no return on the holder’s original investment. Therefore, the Notes are not suitable investments for a holder if the holder needs or expects to receive any return or a specific return on investment. The Notes are designed for holders with a long-term investment horizon who are prepared to hold the Notes to the Maturity Date and are prepared to assume risks with respect to a return tied to the performance of the portfolio. Prospective purchasers should take into account additional risk factors associated with this Offering. See “Risk Factors” in the attached Information Statement.

If a holder sells Notes prior to the Maturity Date, the holder may have to do so at a discount from the Principal Amount even if the performance of the Fund has been positive and, as a result, the holder may suffer losses. In addition, an “Early Trading Charge” of up to 6.00% of the Principal Amount of a Note will apply if the holder sells a Note in the first two years following the issue date. The Notes are not redeemable by the holder. The Notes are generally not suitable for a holder who requires liquidity prior to the Maturity Date. A holder should consult his or her investment advisor concerning whether it would be more favourable to the holder in the circumstances at any time, to sell the Notes (assuming the availability of a secondary market) or to hold the Notes until the Maturity Date. A holder should also consult his or her tax advisor as to the income tax consequences arising from a sale prior the Maturity Date as compared to holding the Notes until the Maturity Date.

The Notes are issued by The Bank of Nova Scotia. The Notes are not deposits insured under the Canada Deposit Insurance Act or under any other deposit insurance regime. The price to be paid by each holder upon issuance of a Note has been determined by agreement between the Bank and Scotia Capital Inc. (the “Selling Agent”). The Selling Agent is a subsidiary of the Bank. As a result, the Bank is a related issuer of the Selling Agent under applicable Canadian securities legislation.

The Notes have not been, and will not be, registered under the United States Securities Act of 1933, as amended (the “1933 Act”) or under any State securities laws and may not be offered or sold, directly or indirectly, in the United States, its territories or possessions to or for the account or benefit of US persons. The Notes may not be offered or sold to residents of any country or jurisdiction in Europe. The Notes are being offered and sold in Canada only. This is intended for information purposes only and is not, and under no circumstances is to be construed as, an offering of the Notes described herein, or as investment advice. This flyer is intended to be read in conjunction with the Information Statement. No securities commission or similar authority in Canada or elsewhere has reviewed or in any way passed upon this flyer or the Information Statement or the merits of the Notes described herein or therein, and any representation to the contrary is an offence.

“Scotiabank”, “Scotia Capital”, and the flying “S” logo are registered trademarks of The Bank of Nova Scotia. “CI Investments”, “CI” and CI Investments design are registered trade-marks of CI Investments Inc. “Signature”, “Signature Funds”, and “Signature Income & Growth Fund” are trademarks of CI Investments Inc.“