BNS Split Corp. II Announces Change of Auditor

TORONTO, March 8, 2013 /CNW/ - The Board of Directors of BNS Split Corp. II 
(the "Company") announced today that it has engaged PricewaterhouseCoopers LLP 
(the "Successor Auditor") as the Company's new auditors effective May 5, 
2013. PricewaterhouseCoopers LLP will audit the Company's financial 
statements for the year ended September 22, 2013. The Company had previously 
engaged Deloitte LLP (the "Former Auditor") as its auditor. 
The change follows a request for proposal initiated by Scotia Managed 
Companies Administration Inc. (the "Administrator") in late 2012 for all of 
the investment funds managed by the Administrator. Previously, several audit 
firms were engaged for the investment funds (the "Funds") managed by the 
Administrator. Changing and consolidating audit firms is expected to result in 
cost efficiencies for the Company. 
There were no disagreements with the Former Auditor on any matter of 
accounting principles or practices, financial statement disclosure, or 
auditing scope or procedure for the period that their auditing services were 
The Former Auditor audited the annual financial statements of the Company for 
the most recently completed fiscal year. Their audit report did not contain 
any reservations and did not provide a modified opinion. There were also no 
reportable events between the Company and the Former Auditor including 
disagreements, unresolved issues or consultations as defined in National 
Instrument 51-102, continuous disclosure. 
The resignation of the Former Auditor and the recommendation to appoint the 
Successor Auditor was approved by the Audit Committee, the Board of Directors 
and the Independent Review Committee of the Company. 
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. 
Investor Relations BNS Split Corp. II (416) 863-7301 Web 
 40 King Street West, 26th Floor, Toronto, Ontario M5W 2X6 Tel: (416)  
863-7301 Fax: (416) 863-7425 
SOURCE: BNS Split Corp. II 
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CO: BNS Split Corp. II
ST: Ontario
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-0- Mar/08/2013 21:27 GMT
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