The above-mentioned dividend on the common shares is designated as an
eligible dividend for the purposes of the Income Tax Act (
The above-mentioned common shares are Eligible Shares under the Bank's
Shareholder Dividend Reinvestment and Share Purchase Plan.
Consequently, the holders of such shares may elect to reinvest their
dividends in newly issued Common Shares of the Bank. Such purchases
will be made at the applicable Investment Price, less a discount of 2%,
and no brokerage commissions or service charges of any kind will apply.
In addition, holders of such shares are entitled to make monthly
optional cash payments to purchase additional Common Shares in
accordance with the terms of the Plan. No discount will apply to such
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