Scotiabank expands Quebec ABM network into Couche-Tard stores

MONTREAL, Sept. 3, 2013 /CNW/ - Today Scotiabank announced that its customers 
will have ABM access at select Couche-Tard stores across Quebec, effective 
September 3, 2013. This expansion of 287 Scotiabank-branded ABMs will boost 
the Bank's ABM network in Quebec to 444. 
The ABM access for Scotiabank cardholders at various Quebec locations of 
Couche-Tard, a Quebec - founded convenience store chain, is made possible by a 
partnership with STANLEY Security, a global provider of security products and 
services with a specialty in financial solutions, which is delivering 
comprehensive monitoring and management of the ABM networks. In addition to 
making cash withdrawals, customers using Scotiabank ABMs at Couche-Tard 
locations will also benefit from the same strong security measures that are 
built into all Scotiabank ABMs with the added convenience of the increased 
Quick Facts 

    --  The new ABMs offer customers a convenient way to access their
        money in multiple Couche-Tard locations in Quebec. Some of the
        ABMs will be in stores that are open 24 hours. The ABMs offer
        cash withdrawals only.
    --  The addition of 287 Scotiabank ABM's in select Couche-Tard
        locations expands Scotiabank's overall ABM network in Canada to
        3,812, an increase of 8%.
    --  Updates on the locations of newly available ABMs at Couche-Tard
        stores in Quebec can be accessed with the
        Scotiabank ABM Locator tool at


"With this new partnership with Couche-Tard, we are offering more convenient 
options for customers across Quebec to access their money," said Carole 
Chapdelaine, Senior Vice President of Scotiabank's Quebec and Ontario Region. 
"This expansion gives Scotiabank customers greater ABM access at more 
locations across the province."

"We are always looking for ways to improve our customers' experience at our 
locations across the country," Mélissa Lessard, Marketing Director, 
Couche-Tard. "This new partnership with Scotiabank in our Quebec locations 
does just that by offering them an opportunity to do their banking in a safe 
and secure way."

About Scotiabank 
Scotiabank is a leading multinational financial services provider and Canada's 
most international bank. With more than 83,000 employees, Scotiabank and its 
affiliates serve some 21 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 $743 billion (as at July 31, 2013), Scotiabank 
trades on the Toronto (BNS) and New York Exchanges (BNS). For more information 
please visit

About Couche-Tard
Alimentation Couche-Tard inc. is the leader in the Canadian convenience store 
industry. In the United States, Couche-Tard is the largest independent 
convenience store operator in terms of number of company-operated stores. In 
Europe, Couche-Tard is a leader in convenience store and road transportation 
fuel in Scandinavian countries and in the Baltic States it has a growing 
presence in Poland.

As of April 28, 2013, Couche-Tard's network comprises 6,094 convenience stores 
throughout North America, including 4,546 stores with road transportation fuel 
dispensing. Its North-American network consists of 13 business units, 
including nine in the United States covering 39 states and the District of 
Columbia and four in Canada covering all ten provinces. More than 60,000 
people are employed throughout the Corporation's network and its service 
centers in North America.

Couche-Tard is a Canadian company which shares are listed on the Toronto Stock 
Exchange (TSE: ATD.A and ATD.B).

About STANLEY Security

STANLEY Security, a business division of Stanley Black & Decker (NYSE: SWK), 
is a provider of integrated security solutions defining the future of the 
security industry. STANLEY delivers a comprehensive suite of security products 
and software with a strong emphasis on service. STANLEY is powered by a 
culture of continuous innovation and learning, providing revolutionary 
technology and unmatched customer service to commercial, institutional and 
industrial businesses and organizations. We focus on complete customer 
transparency and operational excellence in the five customer touch points: 
account management, installation, service, monitoring and billing. STANLEY 
takes pride in our signature approach to doing business - offering global 
resources, with a local touch. As one of the world's largest and most 
comprehensive security providers, we're protecting what's important to you by 
designing, installing, servicing and monitoring an award-winning portfolio of 
security products and solutions:
    --  Intrusion, Fire, Access Control and Video Surveillance Systems
    --  Systems Integration & Vertical Market Solutions 
    --  Automatic Entrance Solutions
    --  Door Locking Hardware, Closers & Exit Devices
    --  Master Keyed Systems
    --  UL & Bilingual ULC Monitoring Services 
    --  Real-Time, Online eServices

For media inquiries:

Scotiabank - Media Diana Hart P: 416-866-7238

Couche-Tard - Media Mathieu Lavallée Tact Conseil P: 514 667-0196 ext: 411

SOURCE: Scotiabank

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