Scotiabank's Patricia Mohr wins prestigious Metal Bulletin award

TORONTO, Feb. 21, 2013 /CNW/ - Scotiabank's Vice President of Economics and 
Commodity Market Specialist, Patricia Mohr, has received the 2012 Metal 
Bulletin Apex awards for the top gold and overall precious metals price 
forecasts. 
"It's truly an honour to be recognized by Metal Bulletin and to be among the 
few overall winners for the Apex award," said Patricia Mohr. "This success is 
a tribute to Scotiabank's leading position in financing the global mining 
industry and in making a market in gold and precious metals." 
Established by Metal Bulletin more than two years ago, the Apex program tracks 
and recognizes the most accurate price forecasters in base and precious 
metals. Ms. Mohr received top honours for her gold forecast, which she 
estimated with 99.63% accuracy. 
The Scotiabank Commodity Price Index - a U.S.-dollar based index of key 
Canadian commodity prices in export markets - was first introduced by Ms. Mohr 
in 1987. The Index is the first of its kind and is designed to track commodity 
prices of interest to Canadians and Canada's resource producers. 
"As commodities become recognized as an asset class, forecasting is required 
to highlight how markets have developed, and to give shape to analysts' view 
of how they will develop in the future. Apex is part of that development," 
said Spencer Wicks, Metal Bulletin's publisher. 
Scotiabank provides clients with in-depth research into the factors shaping 
the outlook for Canada and the global economy, including macroeconomic 
developments, currency and capital market trends, commodity and industry 
performance, as well as monetary, fiscal and public policy issues. 
Scotiabank is one of North America's premier financial institutions and 
Canada's most international bank. With more than 81,000 employees, Scotiabank 
and its affiliates serve some 19 million customers in more than 55 countries 
around the world. Scotiabank offers a broad range of products and services 
including personal, commercial, corporate and investment banking. In December 
2012, Scotiabank became the first Canadian bank to be named Global Bank of the 
Year and Bank of the Year in the Americas by The Banker magazine, a Financial 
Times publication. With assets of $668 billion (as at October 31, 2012), 
Scotiabank trades on the Toronto (BNS) and New York Exchanges (BNS). For more 
information please visit www.scotiabank.com. 
Devinder Lamsar 416-933-1171 devinder.lamsar@scotiabank.com 
SOURCE: Scotiabank 
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