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Royalton Bavaro to Open on December 16th, Unveiling New Modern Family-Friendly Amenities

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CARIBPR WIRE, TORONTO, Canada Dec. 07, 2017: Royalton Bavaro, Punta Cana’s newest family-friendly all-inclusive resort will open its doors on December 16th to discerning travelers in search of a modern beach vacation.  As the newest custom-built experience from Royalton Luxury Resorts, the sprawling 730-room resort offers a number of unique amenities as firsts in the Royalton portfolio, including a FlowRider® the ultimate wave machine, a 1,200-foot meandering lazy river with its own grotto bar, a mini-golf course, and a beachfront Brazilian rodizio a la carte restaurant.

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The resort is situated directly on Bavaro Beach, recently hailed as one of the Best Beaches in the World 2017, by TripAdvisor®. For groups, families or those who seek a more elite vacation experience, the Diamond Club™ Chairman’s Building offers unparalleled waterfront views from a private building, steps from this famous beach. Ideal for larger groups or extended family, the industry-leading four bedroom ocean front suite will have a separate butler entrance, ocean view bedrooms and a large terrace for delicious meals al fresco.

Families staying at Royalton Bavaro will enjoy signature All-in Luxury® extras including All-in Connectivity™ with free high speed Wi-Fi resort-wide for all devices, unique and innovative programming all day from the Vibe Team, Unlimited Reservation Free Dining allowing a la carte dinners in any restaurant on any night, and room service that’s available 24-hours. In each suite, guests will find standard In-Suite Wellness Features of ceiling mounted rain showers, a large two-person soaker tubs and handcrafted signature DreamBed™ mattresses, creating perfect place for your family to recharge before another energy-filled day in paradise.

To reserve your family`s 2018 All-in Luxury® vacation at the brand new Royalton Bavaro, visit us online at www.royaltonresorts.com or contact your travel agent.

About Royalton Luxury Resorts

Epitomizing modern elegance, award winning Royalton Luxury Resorts offer All-In Luxury® vacations in some of the world’s most popular tropical destinations, including Jamaica, the Dominican Republic, Mexico and Cuba. Boasting an array of world-class all inclusive features including the premium, handcrafted DreamBed™, unlimited reservation-free luxury dining, All-In Connectivity™ with complimentary Wi-Fi and in-room long distance calling, a Sports Event Guarantee™, and more.  Many of the resorts cater equally to families and couples alike, with industry-leading supervised kids and teen activities offered at no additional cost combined with family-friendly accommodation and dining options. Royalton Luxury Resorts will expand its offering of upscale and elegant vacation experiences with the addition of two new resorts, Hideaway at Royalton Punta Cana, scheduled to open late 2017 and Royalton Bavaro, scheduled to open January 2018.

Royalton Bavaro inaugurará el 16 de diciembre y presentará nuevos servicios modernos orientados a la familia

CARIBPR WIRE, TORONTO, Canada, Dec. 07, 2017: Royalton Bavaro, el flamante resort familiar de todo incluido, abrirá sus puertas el 16 de diciembre para los viajeros más exigentes que buscan unas vacaciones modernas en la costa. Esta nueva propuesta de Royalton Luxury Resorts, que ofrece una experiencia personalizada, presenta un imponente resort de 730 habitaciones que ofrece servicios únicos y sin precedentes en la cartera de Royalton, que incluyen una FlowRider®, la mejor máquina de olas; un río perezoso serpenteante de unos 365 metros con su propio bar en una cueva; una cancha de minigolf y un restaurante rodizioestilo brasilero a la carta frente a la playa.

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El resort está emplazado directamente en playa Bávaro, recientemente reconocida como una de las mejores playas del mundo 2017 por TripAdvisor®. Para grupos, familias o quienes busquen una experiencia vacacional de mayor categoría, el edificio Chairman’s Building de Diamond Club™ ofrece vistas al mar incomparables desde un edificio privado y a pasos de esta famosa playa. La innovadora suite de cuatro dormitorios con vista al mar es ideal para grupos más grandes o familias extensas y tendrá una entrada de servicio separada, dormitorios con vista al mar y una amplia terraza para disfrutar de deliciosas comidas al fresco.

Las familias que se hospeden en Royalton Bavaro disfrutarán de los exclusivos extras de All-in Luxury®, que incluyen All-In Connectivity™ con WiFi de alta velocidad gratis por todo el hotel para todos los dispositivos, programas para todo el día únicos e innovadores del equipo Vibe Team, cenas ilimitadas sin necesidad de reservas que incluyen cenas a la carta en cualquier restaurante y cualquier noche y servicio a la habitación disponible las 24 horas. En cada suite, los huéspedes disfrutarán de comodidades estándar pensadas para su bienestar, como duchas tipo lluvia montadas en el cielo raso, grandes bañeras para dos personas y exclusivos colchones artesanales DreamBed™ que crean el lugar perfecto para que su familia recupere energías antes de disfrutar de otro día intenso en el paraíso.

Para reservar sus vacaciones familiares All-in Luxury® de 2018 en el flamante Royalton Bavaro, visítenos en línea en www.royaltonresorts.com o contacte a su agente de viajes.

Acerca de Royalton Luxury Resorts

Los galardonados Royalton Luxury Resorts personifican la elegancia moderna y ofrecen vacaciones All-In Luxury® en algunos de los destinos tropicales más populares del mundo, incluidos Jamaica, la República Dominicana, México y Cuba. Cuentan con una amplia variedad de servicios de primera clase todo incluido, que incluyen el colchón artesanal y de calidad superior DreamBed™, gastronomía de lujo ilimitada sin reservas, All-In Connectivity ™ con Wi-Fi y llamadas de larga distancia de cortesía desde la habitación, la garantía Sports Event Guarantee™ y más. Muchos de los complejos hoteleros están dirigidos tanto a familias como a parejas, con innovadoras actividades supervisadas para niños y adolescentes que se ofrecen sin cargo adicional combinadas con alojamientos y opciones gastronómicas aptos para toda la familia. Royalton Luxury Resorts ampliará su oferta de experiencias vacacionales elegantes y de alta categoría con la adición de dos nuevos complejos hoteleros, Hideaway at Royalton Punta Cana, con la inauguración programada para fines de 2017 y Royalton Bavaro, con la inauguración programada en enero de 2018.

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The Extraordinary Monty Alexander Brings His Unique Blend Of Jazz To Canada

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Grammy Nominated Legendary Jamaican Jazz Great Monty Alexander.

Grammy Nominated Legendary Jamaican Jazz Great Monty Alexander.

CaribPR Wire, NEW YORK, NY, Weds. Dec. 6, 2017: Monty Alexander, the great Jazz man from Jamaica who has played with jazz royalty like Frank Sinatra, Dizzy Gillespie, Sonny Rollins, Tony Bennett, Milt Jackson among others, as well as with fellow national musicians like Ernest Ranglin and Sly & Robbie to name a few, will bring his unique blend of extraordinary, magical jazz to Canada this weekend.

The Grammy-nominated musician, who tells many incredible stories of his adventures from Jamaica to the world through music, will play just two performances in Ontario, Canada on Dec. 8th and 9th.

On Friday, December 8th, he will give a rare solo piano concert at the historic Aeolian Hall at 795 Dundas Street in London, Ontario. Show time is 8 p.m. sharp and tickets are CDN $40 and can be purchased here directly or by logging on to http://aeolianhall.ca/events/monty-alexander/ and clicking on the Get Tickets link.

On Saturday, December 9th, Alexander will make a special appearance as part of a tribute to Canadian Jazz Royalty, Oscar Peterson and Oliver Jones, at the Living Arts Center-Hammerson Hall in Mississauga, Ontario. To be part of the special evening, where Jones will receive the LAC Lifetime Achievement Award in honor of the LAC’s 20th Anniversary, get tickets now here or by logging on directly to http://www.livingartscentre.ca/theatre-performances/oscar-peterson-and-oliver-jones-18 and clicking on the Buy Tickets link.

Alexander, whose performances have been called pure magic by many journalists and jazz fans around the world and whose sets are undoubtedly “a refined concept of groove,” also has a busy New Year already planned.

From January 2-6, 2018, he will play the Birdland Jazz Club in NYC;

From January 9-10, 2018, he will play the Triple Door in Seattle, Washington;

From January 11-13, 2018, he will play Frankie’s Jazz Club in Vancouver, British Columbia and;

On January 14, 2018 he will be at The Moss Theatre in Los Angeles, California.

Alexander is a Jamaican and an American classic. He tours the world relentlessly with various projects, delighting a global audience drawn to his vibrant personality and soulful message.

His spirited conception, documented on more than 70 CDs, draws upon the timeless verities: endless melody-making, effervescent grooves, sophisticated voicings and a romantic spirit.

In the course of any given performance, Alexander covers a repertoire spanning a broad range of jazz and Jamaican musical expression – the American Songbook and the blues, gospel and bebop, calypso and reggae. Like his “eternal inspiration,” Erroll Garner, Alexander – listed at Number 5 in ‘The Fifty Greatest Jazz Piano Players of All Time,’ gives the hardcore-jazz-obsessed much to dig into while also communicating the message to the squarest “civilian.”

For more on the Monty Alexander and his music visit him on YouTube or at montyalexander.com. You can also like him on Facebook at facebook.com/officialmontyalexander or keep up to date on his performance on Twitter at @montyHKE.

Media Contact:

Felicia Persaud

Hard Beat Communications

718-476-3616

felicia@caribpr.com

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Dominican Children Get More ‘Chances’ With C&W

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CaribPR Wire, MIAMI, FL, Dec. 06, 2017: John Reid, CEO of Cable & Wireless – along with Jeffrey Baptiste, General Manager Flow Dominica and other top executives and employees –spent the day with the residents of CHANCES, a home for at-risk children in Dominica as part of a region-wide initiative to celebrate the Company’s mission of Connecting Communities…Transforming Lives.

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‘Mission Day’ is an annual C&W company-wide activity to celebrate the ‘connections’ with communities that the Company serves. This year, the focus of all 24 C&W operations from Cayman to Colombia was to garner support for the islands impacted by Hurricanes Maria and Irma.  Teams across the region led a variety of activities, from fundraisers to community engagement activities, to continue to raise funds and awareness for the hurricane affected islands.

In Dominica specifically, efforts centered on support to CHANCES, home to twenty-one children.  The goal was to help restore the home after the facility was left uninhabitable from floods and dangerous debris. The team started the ‘Mission’ early; removing debris and clearing the grounds of dangerous wires and branches to restore a safe environment for the residents. At the end of the day, residents had a clean, safe facility, as well as a brand new and much needed refrigerator.

Dominica was one of the islands most severely impacted by Hurricane Maria and will continue to be a focus for support for C&W, through the newly established Cable & Wireless Charitable Foundation.  According to Reid, the Foundation which has raised over US$1 million to date, initiated support and relief activities through a grant to Shelter Box to provide essential supplies to families across the region including Dominica.  “We will now build on these initial activities by working with local leadership teams to identify areas of greatest need,” Reid explained.

Flow’s General Manager, Jeffrey Baptiste who is currently leading intensive network rebuilding efforts so that Dominica can continue to receive essential communication services, views the rebuilding process as more than just restoration of Flow services.  “It is important that we work hand in hand with the community, especially our vulnerable groups and rebuild Dominica together,” said Baptiste.

The residents of CHANCES, and its Managing Director Ava Roach, were extremely appreciative of the efforts. “It’s been more than two months since Hurricane Maria, but it’s still a long way to recovery for Dominicans and particularly the children of the home,” Roach said. “The debris was a constant reminder to the children of what happened on the night of September 18th and I am pleased that it has all been removed.”  She also expressed her sincere appreciation for the new refrigerator, essential to the residents of CHANCES.

Acting Prime Minister Honourable Reginald Austrie also took the opportunity to meet with Reid to discuss how the Cable & Wireless Foundation could further support the recovery and relief efforts in Dominica.

About C&W Communications
C&W is a full service communications and entertainment provider and delivers market-leading video, broadband, telephony and mobile services to consumers in 18 countries. Through its business division, C&W provides data center hosting, domestic and international managed network services, and customized IT service solutions, utilizing cloud technology to serve business and government customers.

C&W also operates a state-of-the-art submarine fiber network – the most extensive in the region.

Learn more at www.cwc.com, or follow C&W on LinkedIn, Facebook or Twitter.

About Liberty Global
Liberty Global is the world’s largest international TV and broadband company, with operations in more than 30 countries across Europe, Latin America and the Caribbean. We invest in the infrastructure that empowers our customers to make the most of the digital revolution. Our scale and commitment to innovation enable us to develop market-leading products delivered through next-generation networks that connect our over 24 million customers who subscribe to over 50 million television, broadband internet and telephony services. We also serve over 10 million mobile subscribers and offer WiFi service across 10 million access points.

Liberty Global’s businesses are comprised of two stocks: the Liberty Global Group (NASDAQ:LBTYA) (NASDAQ:LBTYB) and (NASDAQ:LBTYK) for our European operations, and the LiLAC Group (NASDAQ:LILA) and (NASDAQ:LILAK) (OTC:LILAB), which consists of our operations in Latin America and the Caribbean.

The Liberty Global Group operates in 12 European countries under the consumer brands Virgin Media, Unitymedia, Telenet and UPC. The Liberty Global Group also owns 50% of VodafoneZiggo, a Dutch joint venture, which has 4 million customers, 10 million fixed-line subscribers and 5 million mobile subscribers. The LiLAC Group operates in over 20 countries in Latin America and the Caribbean under the consumer brands VTR, Flow, Liberty, Más Móvil and BTC. In addition, the LiLAC Group operates a sub-sea fiber network throughout the region in over 40 markets.

For more information, please visit www.libertyglobal.com.

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Flow Customers to Select the next “Flow People’s Choice Award” From the 2017 CaribbeanTales Incubator Program proudly sponsored by Flow

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CaribPR Wire, MIAMI, FL, Dec. 06, 2017: Which top Caribbean television series concept will claim the Flow People’s Choice Awards selected from this year’s CaribbeanTales Incubator (CTI) program?  That is the question that is top of mind as Flow customers across the region add their voices to the selection process. There are only 10 voting days left and there is still time for customers to cast their vote.

Voting began on November 3rd, 2017 to determine which of four original television series concepts, is the viewer’s top favourite show to watch.  The show with the highest number of votes will be crowned the top viewer choice award and wins a $2,500 USD prize. Customers can vote online HERE at: http://caribbeantales-tv.com/flows-people-choice-awards-2017-edition/

To cast your vote, make sure to watch the trailers and choose one of the four (4) shortlisted television series featured below:

  1. Lexo Street by Trinidad’s Roger Alexis, the well-known creator of the beloved puppet “Santana” and other characters. His submission is a no-holds barred comedic dramatization of life on Lexo Street.
  2. Inframundo described as not for the faint-hearted is an adventurous, unpredictable and full of mystery film project produced by Leticia Jones from the Dominican Republic.
  3. Life or Death by Cristobal Krusen of Belize chronicles the twists and turns of a scandal-ridden presidential election in the small country of Costaguana as a son fights to save his father’s legacy.
  4. The Agency by Paul O’Beale and Rick Elgood of Jamaica highlights the life and times of Ellen Thompson, a Jamaican single mother, who opens up her own agency to recruit and train rising entertainment stars.

Flow customers will have the exclusive opportunity to see these pilots aired on the Flow 1 network across the region late 2018/2019.  By casting your vote, you let us know the type of original Caribbean programming you want to see. The announcement of the 2017 Flow People’s Choice Award winner is scheduled for December 18th, 2017.

John Reid, CEO of C&W Communications, the operator of Flow said, “This is Flow’s second year as lead sponsor of Caribbean Tales and we are proud of our continuously strengthening association. We are huge advocates of fostering an enabling environment for filmmakers in the region and across the Caribbean diaspora and we are intent on delivering high-quality, original Caribbean content which is relevant, relatable and appeals to our audiences.”

Reid also said, “By giving our Caribbean customers the ability to vote for their favourite television series and producer through the Flow Caribbean People’s Choice Award we have created a win-win opportunity for both film-makers and viewers – a highly interactive way for our customers to help select the Caribbean content that they really want to watch on TV and also support for the development of the Caribbean film industry.”

Frances-Anne Solomon, CEO of Caribbean Tales said, “We’re delighted to be in partnership with Flow with this amazing initiative to create original television programming for our region.   The People’s Choice Award is a great interactive tool to measure the appeal of our original programming.  With this initiative, as well as the recent airing of the reality program ‘Me on My TV’, showing the filmmakers’ journey to our ‘Big Pitch’ in Toronto, Canada, we are proud of our collaborative efforts to bring the next generation of Caribbean filmmakers to Flow’s audiences.”

About THE CARIBBEANTALES MEDIA GROUP:

CaribbeanTales is a group of companies that produces, markets, and sells Caribbean-themed film and television content for global audiences. It includes CaribbeanTales Inc, a registered Charity based in Toronto, Canada; the Caribbean-Tales International Film Festival (CTFF) that produces events around the world; the renowned CaribbeanTales Incubator Program, a development and production hub for original Caribbean content; CaribbeanTales Worldwide Distribution (CTWD), the largest full-service distribution entity dedicated to the monetisation of Caribbean content; CaribbeanTalesFlix, our production arm, and CaribbeanTales-TV, a video on demand platform.

About C&W Communications

C&W is a full-service communications and entertainment provider that delivers market-leading video, broadband, telephony and mobile services to consumers in 18 countries. Through its business division, C&W provides data center hosting, domestic and international managed network services, and customized IT service solutions, utilizing cloud technology to serve business and government customers.

C&W also operates a state-of-the-art submarine fiber network – the most extensive in the region.

Learn more at www.cwc.com, or follow C&W on LinkedInFacebook or Twitter.

About Liberty Global

Liberty Global is the world’s largest international TV and broadband company, with operations in more than 30 countries across Europe, Latin America and the Caribbean. We invest in the infrastructure that empowers our customers to make the most of the digital revolution. Our scale and commitment to innovation enable us to develop market-leading products delivered through next-generation networks that connect our over 24 million customers who subscribe to over 50 million television, broadband internet and telephony services. We also serve over 10 million mobile subscribers and offer WiFi service across 10 million access points.

Liberty Global’s businesses are comprised of two stocks: the Liberty Global Group (NASDAQ:LBTYA) (NASDAQ:LBTYB) (NASDAQ:LBTYK) for our European operations, and the LiLAC Group (NASDAQ:LILA) (NASDAQ:LILAK) (OTC Pink:LILAB), which consists of our operations in Latin America and the Caribbean.

The Liberty Global Group operates in 12 European countries under the consumer brands Virgin Media, Unitymedia, Telenet and UPC. The Liberty Global Group also owns 50% of VodafoneZiggo, a Dutch joint venture, which has 4 million customers, 10 million fixed-line subscribers and 5 million mobile subscribers. The LiLAC Group operates in over 20 countries in Latin America and the Caribbean under the consumer brands VTR, Flow, Liberty, Más Móvil and BTC. In addition, the LiLAC Group operates a sub-sea fiber network throughout the region in over 40 markets.

For more information, please visit www.libertyglobal.com.

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Scotiabank to partner with two Israeli technology leaders to accelerate its digital transformation

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TORONTO and NEW YORK, Dec. 6, 2017 /PRNewswire-HISPANIC PR WIRE/ — Scotiabank announced today partnerships with two prominent Israeli technology leaders, Viola Group and Team8.  These partnerships further establish Scotiabank as a leader in the global innovation ecosystem and will help accelerate its development of technology capabilities, best-in-class customer experiences, and expertise in cybersecurity.

Scotiabank is investing in Viola FinTech I, L.P., a new venture fund that will invest in Israeli, European and North American FinTechs across various growth stages. The fund will co-invest alongside other leading global venture capital, private equity and financial institution investors. Their mission is to create mutual value by bridging the gap between financial institutions and innovative startups. The fund is led by Avi Zeevi, Prof. Daniel Tsiddon and Tomer Michaeli, an exceptionally experienced team with proven track records in banking, entrepreneurship and investment.

“We are delighted to partner with Viola Group to accelerate the Bank’s digital transformation and work with the most promising FinTechs across the globe,” said Ignacio (Nacho) Deschamps, Group Head, International Banking and Digital Transformation at Scotiabank. “This partnership will allow us to access Israel’s innovation ecosystem including well-established cybersecurity and anti-fraud expertise by leveraging Viola Group’s unique entrepreneurial and operational expertise.”

“We are honoured to work with a world-class financial institution such as Scotiabank which is truly committed to innovation and its customers worldwide,” said Prof. Daniel Tsiddon, principal of Viola Fintech. “We already see early results of this long-term collaboration and we look forward to working with Scotiabank to accelerate the integration of innovative ideas.”

Scotiabank and Team8, Israel’s most prestigious cybersecurity think tank and company-creation platform, will work together to foster cybersecurity innovation, through the exchange of knowledge, insights, and methodologies. An executive from Scotiabank will sit on Team8’s advisory board alongside Chief Information and Security Officers of other global financial institutions.

“We look forward to our partnership with Team8 to deepen our technology capabilities and know-how, which are foundational to Scotiabank’s digital transformation,” said Michael Zerbs, Chief Technology Officer at Scotiabank. “This partnership will increase our access to Israel’s world-class cybersecurity and fraud prevention ecosystem.”

“We are thrilled that Scotiabank will play a role in our unique company creation model to solve the big problems in cybersecurity. It is truly a win-win partnership,” said Nadav Zafrir, CEO and Co-Founder of Team8 and former Commander of Israeli Intelligence Unit 8200. “Joining our advisory board and pioneering our community of chief information security officers represents Scotiabank’s deep commitment to our shared vision of partnering with the industry to empower resilience within organizations. Their insights and experience bring incredible value to our approach.”

Israel has become known as the “Start-up Nation” and one of the premier places for high-tech firms and innovation. These partnerships are part of a broad digital transformation strategy the Bank is undertaking, which spans over multiple geographies and multiple strategic alliances, such as existing venture capital relationships with QED Investors, Georgian Partners and ScaleUP Ventures. Execution of this strategy has also yielded the creation of the Digital Factories in Canada, Mexico, Chile, Colombia and Peru, and the establishment of partnerships with academic institutions.

About Scotiabank

Scotiabank is Canada’s international bank and a leading financial services provider in North America, Latin America, the Caribbean and Central America, and Asia-Pacific. We are dedicated to helping our 24 million customers become better off through a broad range of advice, products and services, including personal and commercial banking, wealth management and private banking, corporate and investment banking, and capital markets. With a team of more than 88,000 employees and assets of over $915 billion (as at October 31, 2017), Scotiabank trades on the Toronto (TSX: BNS) and New York Exchanges (NYSE: BNS). For more information, please visit www.scotiabank.com and follow us on Twitter @Scotiabank.

About Viola Group

Viola Group, with over $2.8 Billion under management, is Israel’s premier technology oriented private equity investment group. Viola Group aims to provide long term, world-class returns by identifying and pursuing attractive investment strategies in the vibrant Israeli technology market. Viola Group is comprised of focused independent partnerships including a venture fund, a debt fund and a growth fund. Viola is currently establishing its FinTech arm – a global cross stage FinTech focused venture fund. The group funds, backed by leading global institutional investors from all over the world, have invested in over 200 technology companies. The group was co-founded by Avi Zeevi who is considered Israel’s leading Fintech investor.

About Team 8

Team8, Israel’s most prestigious cybersecurity think tank and venture creation foundry, develops disruptive companies that challenge the biggest problems in cybersecurity today. The Team8 innovation process combines a research team with intimate knowledge of both offensive and defensive aspects of cybersecurity, access to the best cyber talent, and a global syndicate that provides access to customers, partners and key influencers. Team8 was founded by leading cybersecurity experts Nadav Zafrir, Israel Grimberg and Liran Grinberg, all with deep ties to Israel’s famous IDF Technology & Intelligence Unit 8200. It is backed by Microsoft Ventures, Cisco, AT&T, Accenture, Qualcomm, Nokia, Temasek, Mitsui, Bessemer Venture Partners, Eric Schmidt’s Innovation Endeavors and Marker LLC. For more information on Team8, please visit www.team8.vc

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Flow Customers to Select the next “Flow People’s Choice Award” From the 2017 CaribbeanTales Incubator Program proudly sponsored by Flow

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CaribPR Wire, MIAMI, Dec. 05, 2017: Which top Caribbean television series concept will claim the Flow People’s Choice Awards selected from this year’s CaribbeanTales Incubator (CTI) program?  That is the question that is top of mind as Flow customers across the region add their voices to the selection process. There are only 10 voting days left and there is still time for customers to cast their vote.

Voting began on November 3rd, 2017 to determine which of four original television series concepts, is the viewer’s top favourite show to watch.  The show with the highest number of votes will be crowned the top viewer choice award and wins a $2,500 USD prize. Customers can vote online HERE at: http://caribbeantales-tv.com/flows-people-choice-awards-2017-edition/

To cast your vote, make sure to watch the trailers and choose one of the four (4) shortlisted television series featured below:

  1. Lexo Street by Trinidad’s Roger Alexis, the well-known creator of the beloved puppet “Santana” and other characters. His submission is a no-holds barred comedic dramatization of life on Lexo Street.
  2. Inframundo described as not for the faint-hearted is an adventurous, unpredictable and full of mystery film project produced by Leticia Jones from the Dominican Republic.
  3. Life or Death by Cristobal Krusen of Belize chronicles the twists and turns of a scandal-ridden presidential election in the small country of Costaguana as a son fights to save his father’s legacy.
  4. The Agency by Paul O’Beale and Rick Elgood of Jamaica highlights the life and times of Ellen Thompson, a Jamaican single mother, who opens up her own agency to recruit and train rising entertainment stars.

Flow customers will have the exclusive opportunity to see these pilots aired on the Flow 1 network across the region late 2018/2019.  By casting your vote, you let us know the type of original Caribbean programming you want to see. The announcement of the 2017 Flow People’s Choice Award winner is scheduled for December 18th, 2017.

John Reid, CEO of C&W Communications, the operator of Flow said, “This is Flow’s second year as lead sponsor of Caribbean Tales and we are proud of our continuously strengthening association. We are huge advocates of fostering an enabling environment for filmmakers in the region and across the Caribbean diaspora and we are intent on delivering high-quality, original Caribbean content which is relevant, relatable and appeals to our audiences.”

Reid also said, “By giving our Caribbean customers the ability to vote for their favourite television series and producer through the Flow Caribbean People’s Choice Award we have created a win-win opportunity for both film-makers and viewers – a highly interactive way for our customers to help select the Caribbean content that they really want to watch on TV and also support for the development of the Caribbean film industry.”

Frances-Anne Solomon, CEO of Caribbean Tales said, “We’re delighted to be in partnership with Flow with this amazing initiative to create original television programming for our region.   The People’s Choice Award is a great interactive tool to measure the appeal of our original programming.  With this initiative, as well as the recent airing of the reality program ‘Me on My TV’, showing the filmmakers’ journey to our ‘Big Pitch’ in Toronto, Canada, we are proud of our collaborative efforts to bring the next generation of Caribbean filmmakers to Flow’s audiences.”

About THE CARIBBEANTALES MEDIA GROUP:

CaribbeanTales is a group of companies that produces, markets, and sells Caribbean-themed film and television content for global audiences. It includes CaribbeanTales Inc, a registered Charity based in Toronto, Canada; the Caribbean-Tales International Film Festival (CTFF) that produces events around the world; the renowned CaribbeanTales Incubator Program, a development and production hub for original Caribbean content; CaribbeanTales Worldwide Distribution (CTWD), the largest full-service distribution entity dedicated to the monetisation of Caribbean content; CaribbeanTalesFlix, our production arm, and CaribbeanTales-TV, a video on demand platform.

About C&W Communications

C&W is a full-service communications and entertainment provider that delivers market-leading video, broadband, telephony and mobile services to consumers in 18 countries. Through its business division, C&W provides data center hosting, domestic and international managed network services, and customized IT service solutions, utilizing cloud technology to serve business and government customers.

C&W also operates a state-of-the-art submarine fiber network – the most extensive in the region.

Learn more at www.cwc.com, or follow C&W on LinkedInFacebook or Twitter.

About Liberty Global

Liberty Global is the world’s largest international TV and broadband company, with operations in more than 30 countries across Europe, Latin America and the Caribbean. We invest in the infrastructure that empowers our customers to make the most of the digital revolution. Our scale and commitment to innovation enable us to develop market-leading products delivered through next-generation networks that connect our over 24 million customers who subscribe to over 50 million television, broadband internet and telephony services. We also serve over 10 million mobile subscribers and offer WiFi service across 10 million access points.

Liberty Global’s businesses are comprised of two stocks: the Liberty Global Group (NASDAQ:LBTYA) (NASDAQ:LBTYB) (NASDAQ:LBTYK) for our European operations, and the LiLAC Group (NASDAQ:LILA) (NASDAQ:LILAK) (OTC Pink:LILAB), which consists of our operations in Latin America and the Caribbean.

The Liberty Global Group operates in 12 European countries under the consumer brands Virgin Media, Unitymedia, Telenet and UPC. The Liberty Global Group also owns 50% of VodafoneZiggo, a Dutch joint venture, which has 4 million customers, 10 million fixed-line subscribers and 5 million mobile subscribers. The LiLAC Group operates in over 20 countries in Latin America and the Caribbean under the consumer brands VTR, Flow, Liberty, Más Móvil and BTC. In addition, the LiLAC Group operates a sub-sea fiber network throughout the region in over 40 markets.

For more information, please visit www.libertyglobal.com.

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Cloud Carib Awarded Cisco Collaboration Partner of the Year for Architectural Excellence in the Americas and CANSAC

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CARIBPR WIRE, Nassau, Bahamas, Dec. 05, 2017: Cloud Carib is excited to announce it has been recognized by Cisco as a Collaboration Partner of the Year for Architectural Excellence in the Americas and CANSAC regions. Cisco unveiled the winners during its annual partner conference taking place in Dallas, Texas. This award demonstrates Cloud Carib’s ability to consistently deliver collaborative cloud solutions that transform organisations and help support and facilitate their journey to the cloud.

Cloud Carib is a certified Cisco Partner in the Americas and CANSAC region, and works collaboratively to design and architect solutions that are business outcome-focused. Together with Cisco, Cloud Carib delivers innovative solutions for their clients using best-in-class methodologies and technology.

“Cisco is fortunate to work with the leading channel partners in the Americas and CANSAC who help organisations achieve positive business outcomes by taking advantage of the digital transformation opportunities,” said Pablo Gonzalez Simon, Director of the Partner Business Group for Cisco. “It is my privilege to recognize that the Partner of the Year for Architectural Excellence has been presented to Cloud Carib for its outstanding achievement as a Cisco channel partner in the Americas and CANSAC.”

“We’re proud to accept this award and honored that Cisco has chosen Cloud Carib as a Collaboration Partner of the Year for Architectural Excellence in the Americas and CANSAC,” said Stelios Xeroudakis, Founder and Chief Technology Officer at Cloud Carib. “We continue to expand throughout the region and look forward to supporting more organisations with digital transformation, as well as growing our partner relationship with Cisco.”

Awarded to channel partners who rise to business challenges, the Cisco Partner Summit Global awards are designed to recognize superior business practices and reward best-in-class methodologies. Areas of consideration include innovative processes, architecture-led successes, strategic business outcome-focused programs, seizing new opportunities, and sales approaches.

Cisco Partner Summit awards reflect the top-performing partners within specific technology markets across the globe. All award recipients are selected by a group of Cisco Global Partner Organization and regional and theatre executives.

About Cloud Carib Limited
Cloud Carib is the regions premier provider of managed cloud services founded upon the principles of delivering quality, agility, and value for every client.  Solutions range from complex bespoke dedicated private cloud offerings to hybrid cloud services.  Every solution provides clients controlled costs, unrivaled levels of service, and unparalleled levels of data protection and privacy – when and where privacy matters.

Cloud Carib’s services enable a true competitive advantage for each client that is unmatched in most of the world. Headquartered in the Bahamas, and offering multiple datacentre locations throughout the Caribbean (Freeport, Nassau, Panama, Barbados, Jamaica and Ecuador), Cloud Carib’s solution portfolio includes: Data Centre Services, Security and Business Continuity Services, and Mobility and Productivity Offerings. For more information, please visit www.cloudcarib.com.

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C&W Networks Wins ‘Best Network and Service Innovation in the Caribbean and Latin America’

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C&W Networks Wins ‘Best Network and Service Innovation in the Caribbean and Latin America’

CaribPR Wire, MIAMI, FL, Dec. 05, 2017: In another round of recognition for best infrastructure and customer service excellence, C&W Networks once again emerged with top billing, this time winning the award for Best Network and Service Innovation in the Caribbean and Latin America (CALA) Region. The latest recognition came at the annual MEF Excellence Awards 2017 in Orlando, Florida on November 14.  The accolade comes on the heels of its recent award for Best Latin America Wholesale Carrier at the 13th Global Carrier Awards held in London in October.

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This latest award recognizes C&W Networks, a division of C&W Communications (C&W) and a Liberty Global company, for its leadership in the development and delivery of global, regional, retail and wholesale services as well as excellence in network and service innovation, strategy and marketing. C&W Networks was chosen by a judging panel comprised of 14 global and regional senior analysts from ACG Research, ATLANTIC-ACM, Battle Green Research, Frost & Sullivan, Global Data, IHS Markit, Metanoia, Ovum, and Vertical Systems, in addition to independent judges.  This is the second year in a row the Company has won this award.

“We are honored to continue to be recognized for our industry leadership in service innovation in the Caribbean and Latin America region. This award is a result of continued investment in our network and people that ensures the continued excellence of both our customer service and infrastructure. We are committed to pushing the boundaries of providing unmatched service on the best network in the region so that our customers can continue to succeed,” said Paul Scott, President of C&W Latam and Wholesale.

MEF is an industry association of more than 210 member companies and manages the world’s largest awards program that is focused on emerging dynamic network services powered by Lifecycle Service Orchestration (LSO), Software-Defined Networking (SDN), Network Functions Virtualization (NFV) and Carrier Ethernet.

“We continue to see amazing service and technology innovations year-over-year in the MEF Awards program, and are thrilled to witness the advances being made to accelerate development and delivery of agile, assured, and orchestrated services,” said Nan Chen, President, MEF. “We are pleased to congratulate the 2017 Award Winners, and look forward to seeing more innovation from them as we move into 2018.”

For more information on the MEF Awards 2017 please visit:
http://www.mef.net/2017_MEF_Awards

About C&W Networks

C&W Networks is a wholly owned subsidiary of C&W Communications and a wholesale telecommunications service provider that offers broadband, IP capacity and a growing portfolio of managed services and integrated solutions to global, regional and local telecom carriers, TV cable companies, Internet Service Providers and Network Integrators. C&W Networks operates the largest state-of-the-art subsea multi-ring fibre-optic network throughout the greater Caribbean, Central American and Andean region along with the most comprehensive fully meshed MPLS network in the region. Connecting over 40 countries, the company’s fully protected ringed submarine fibre-optic network spans more than 50,000 kilometers Cable routes include the Caribbean Optical-ring System (ARCOS- 1), Colombia-Florida Express (CFX-1), EC-Link cable system, Fibralink, Maya 1, Eastern Caribbean Fiber Express (ECFS), Taino-Carib, East-West, Cayman-Jamaica Fibre system, Caribbean-Bermuda U.S (CBUS), Americas II, Gemini Bermuda, Pan America (PAN-AM), Antillas 1 and Pacific Caribbean Cable System (PCCS). For more information, visit: www.cwnetworks.com.

About C&W Communications

C&W is a full-service communications and entertainment provider that delivers market-leading video, broadband, telephony and mobile services to consumers in 18 countries. Through its business division, C&W provides data center hosting, domestic and international managed network services, and customized IT service solutions, utilizing cloud technology to serve business and government customers.

C&W also operates a state-of-the-art submarine fiber network – the most extensive in the region.

Learn more at www.cwc.com, or follow C&W on LinkedIn, Facebook or Twitter.

About Liberty Global
Liberty Global is the world’s largest international TV and broadband company, with operations in more than 30 countries across Europe, Latin America and the Caribbean. We invest in the infrastructure that empowers our customers to make the most of the digital revolution. Our scale and commitment to innovation enable us to develop market-leading products delivered through next-generation networks that connect our over 24 million customers who subscribe to over 50 million television, broadband internet and telephony services. We also serve over 10 million mobile subscribers and offer WiFi service across 10 million access points.

Liberty Global’s businesses are comprised of two stocks: the Liberty Global Group (NASDAQ:LBTYA) (NASDAQ:LBTYB) and (NASDAQ:LBTYK) for our European operations, and the LiLAC Group (NASDAQ:LILA) and (NASDAQ:LILAK) (OTC Pink:LILAB), which consists of our operations in Latin America and the Caribbean.

The Liberty Global Group operates in 12 European countries under the consumer brands Virgin Media, Unitymedia, Telenet and UPC. The Liberty Global Group also owns 50% of VodafoneZiggo, a Dutch joint venture, which has 4 million customers, 10 million fixed-line subscribers and 5 million mobile subscribers. The LiLAC Group operates in over 20 countries in Latin America and the Caribbean under the consumer brands VTR, Flow, Liberty, Más Móvil and BTC. In addition, the LiLAC Group operates a sub-sea fiber network throughout the region in over 40 markets.

For more information, please visit www.libertyglobal.com.

C&W Networks Gana ‘Mejor Red e Innovación de Servicio en el Caribe y América Latina’

CaribPR Wire, MIAMI, FL, Dec. 05, 2017: En otra ronda de reconocimiento a la mejor infraestructura y excelencia en el servicio al cliente, C&W Networks una vez más se manifiesta con la mejor posición, esta vez ganando el premio a la Mejor Red e Innovación de Servicio en la Región Caribe y Latinoamérica (CALA). El reconocimiento más reciente se produjo en los Premios MEF a la Excelencia 2017 en Orlando, Florida, el 14 de noviembre. El galardón llega justo después de su reciente premio al Mejor Operador Mayorista de América Latina en la edición 13 de los Premios Global Carrier celebrada en Londres en octubre.

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Este último premio reconoce a C&W Networks, una división de C&W Communications (C&W) y una empresa de Liberty Global, por su liderazgo en el desarrollo y entrega de servicios globales, regionales, minoristas y mayoristas, así como por la excelencia en redes e innovación de servicios, estrategia y marketing. C&W Networks fue elegida por un jurado compuesto por 14 analistas senior mundiales y regionales de ACG Research, ATLANTIC-ACM, Battle Green Research, Frost & Sullivan, Global Data, IHS Markit, Metanoia, Ovum y Vertical Systems, además de jueces independientes. Este es el segundo año consecutivo que la compañía ha ganado este premio.

“Nos sentimos honrados de continuar siendo reconocidos por nuestro liderazgo en la industria en la innovación de servicios en la región del Caribe y América Latina. Este premio es el resultado de la constante inversión en nuestra red y en nuestra gente, que garantizan la continua excelencia tanto de nuestro servicio al cliente como en la infraestructura. Estamos comprometidos en superar los límites para brindar un servicio inigualable en la mejor red de la región para que nuestros clientes puedan continuar teniendo éxito”, dijo Paul Scott, Presidente de C&W Latam and Wholesale.

MEF es una asociación industrial de más de 210 compañías miembros y administra el programa de premios más grande del mundo enfocado en servicios de redes dinámicas emergentes impulsados por Automatización del Ciclo de Vida del Servicio (Lifecycle Service Orchestration-LSO), Redes Definidas por Software (Software-Defined Networking – SDN), Virtualización de Funciones de Red (Network Functions Virtualization-NFV) y Carrier Ethernet.

“Continuamos viendo increíbles innovaciones tecnológicas y de servicio año tras año en el programa de Premios MEF, y estamos encantados de presenciar los avances realizados para acelerar el desarrollo y la entrega de servicios ágiles, seguros y orquestados”, dijo Nan Chen, presidente de MEF. “Nos complace felicitar a los ganadores del Premio 2017, y esperamos ver más innovación de parte de ellos a medida que avanzamos hacia el 2018″.

Para más información sobre los Premios MEF 2017, visite:
http://www.mef.net/2017_MEF_Awards

Acerca de C&W Networks

C&W Networks es una subsidiaria propiedad total de C&W Communications y una compañía proveedora de servicios de telecomunicaciones de wholesale que brinda soluciones de banda ancha, capacidad de IP y un creciente portafolio de servicios gestionados y soluciones integradas a compañías de telecomunicaciones a nivel local, regional y global, compañías de TV por cable, compañías de servicios de Internet e integradores de redes. C&W Networks opera la más grande red de fibra óptica multi-anillo submarina en el Caribe, América Central y la región Andina con la red MPLS completamente mallada más abarcativa de la región. La red de fibra óptica submarina anillada completamente protegida de la compañía conecta más de 40 países y se extiende más de 50.000 kms. Las rutas de cables incluyen los siguientes sistemas: anillos ópticos del Caribe (ARCOS-1), Colombia-Florida Express (CFX-1), EC-Link, EC-Link, fibra del Caribe oriental (ECFS), Taino-Carib, este-oeste, fibra Caimán-Jamaica, Caribe-Bermuda y Estados Unidos (CBUS), Americas II, Gemini-Bermuda, Pan América (PAN-AM), Antillas 1 y sistema de cable Pacífico-Caribe (PCCS). Para más información, visite: www.cwnetworks.com.

Acerca de C&W Communications

C&W es un proveedor de servicios completos de comunicaciones y entretenimientos que brinda servicios móviles, de telefonía, de banda ancha y de video líderes en el mercado a consumidores de 18 países. A través de su división de negocios, C&W brinda servicios nacionales e internacionales de gestión de redes, hosting de centros de datos y soluciones de servicios de TI personalizadas mediante tecnología en la Nube para servir a gobiernos y negocios.

C&W también opera una red de fibra submarina de última generación –la más extensa en la región–.

Lea más información en www.cwc.com o siga a C&W en LinkedIn, Facebook o Twitter.

Acerca de Liberty Global

Liberty Global es la compañía internacional de servicios de banda ancha y TV más grande del mundo, con operaciones en más de 30 países en Europa, América Latina y el Caribe. Invertimos en la infraestructura que le permite a nuestros clientes aprovechar al máximo la revolución digital. Nuestra escala y el compromiso por la innovación nos permiten desarrollar productos líderes en el mercado a través de redes de próxima generación que conectan a nuestros más de 24 millones de clientes, quienes se suscriben a más de 50 millones de servicios de telefonía, Internet de banda ancha y televisión. También servimos a más de 10 millones de suscriptores móviles y brindamos servicios de WiFi en 10 millones de puntos de acceso.

Los negocios de Liberty Global comprenden dos empresas accionistas: el Grupo Liberty Global (NASDAQ:LBTYA) (NASDAQ:LBTYB) y (NASDAQ:LBTYK) para nuestras operaciones en Europa y el Grupo LiLAC (NASDAQ:LILA) y (NASDAQ:LILAK) (OTC Pink:LILAB) para nuestras operaciones en América Latina y el Caribe.

El Grupo Liberty Global opera en 12 países en Europa bajo las marcas al consumidor Virgin Media, Unitymedia, Telenet y UPC. El Grupo Liberty Global también es propietario del 50% de VodafoneZiggo, una empresa conjunta holandesa con 4 millones de clientes, 10 millones de suscriptores de servicios de línea fija y 5 millones de suscriptores de servicios móviles. El Grupo LiLAC opera en más de 20 países en América Latina y el Caribe bajo las marcas al consumidor VTR, Flow, Liberty, Más Móvil y BTC. Además, el Grupo LiLAC opera una red de fibra submarina en la región en más de 40 mercados.

Para más información, por favor visite www.libertyglobal.com.

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interCaribbean launches new Tortola flights

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TORTOLA, British Virgin Islands, Dec. 5, 2017 /PRNewswire-HISPANIC PR WIRE/ – interCaribbean Airways, celebrating 25 years of continuous service, is pleased to announce new schedule services from Tortola to five new cities this winter season, making 22 cities served.

New services will begin from February 1, 2018 with nonstop flights from Tortola’s Terrence B. Lettsome International Airport (EIS) to: –

St Thomas (STT) (Cyril E. King Airport

2 flights daily

St Croix, (Henry E Rholsen Airport)

1 flight daily

Sint Maarten (SXM) (Princess Juliana International Airport)

2 flights daily

Dominica (DOM) (Douglas-Charles Airport

3 flights weekly

One stop to Castries, St Lucia (SLU) continuing from Dominica (DOM)

3 flights weekly

Today interCaribbean provides competitively priced nonstop flights between Tortola and Antigua, San Juan, and Santo Domingo, with same day connecting flights to the Turks and Caicos Islands, Jamaica, Cuba, Haiti, and the Bahamas.

“We believe interCaribbean is the first schedule airline to offer 7 nonstop destinations from the British Virgin Islands,” said Mr. Trevor Sadler, CEO for interCaribbean. “Our planned connections current and new are designed to minimize layover times.”

Founded as Inter Island Airways in 1991 by Turks Islander, Mr. Lyndon R. Gardiner, Chairman of interCaribbean, the airline started as a charter service, and embarked on a program of adding scheduled international destinations, gradually adding larger and faster aircraft.

“The plan to connect the Caribbean and the wider international market continues to grow and is coming along nicely,” said Mr. Gardiner. “There are now a lot of connections between residents of the destinations we serve, and, by offering new connective options we hope to stimulate an increase in tourist and business travel in the region.”

interCaribbean entered the BVI market in 2016 with direct flights between the BVI and Antigua, and San Juan, Puerto Rico. By July 2017, the airline introduced three, weekly scheduled direct flights between the BVI and Santo Domingo, Dominican Republic.

For more information on destinations and reservations, visit www.intercaribbean.com

About interCaribbean
interCaribbean operates EMB 120, Twin Otter and BE99 aircrafts connecting Turks & Caicos, Antigua, the British Virgin Islands, Puerto Rico, the Dominican Republic, Cuba, Haiti, Jamaica, the Bahamas, the US Virgin Islands, Dominica and St. Maarten/St. Martin. Domestic flights are provided in Jamaica between Kingston and Montego Bay, as well as flights within the Turks & Caicos Islands.

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Scotiabank formalizes agreement with BBVA to acquire its shares in BBVA Chile

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TORONTO and NEW YORK, Dec. 5, 2017 /PRNewswire-HISPANIC PR WIRE/ — Scotiabank announced today that Banco Bilbao Vizcaya Argentaria, S.A. (BBVA) has formally accepted Scotiabank’s offer to acquire its 68.19% ownership in BBVA Chile, and its interests in certain subsidiaries, for approximately US$ 2.2 billion (CAD$ 2.9 billion). Scotiabank has entered into definitive agreements with BBVA and intends to merge BBVA Chile with its existing operations in Chile (Scotiabank Chile), subject to regulatory approvals.

The Said family, which owns 31.62% of BBVA Chile, has waived its Right of First Refusal to acquire BBVA’s shares of BBVA Chile, but maintains the right to tender all or a portion of its shares in the mandatory tender offer to be carried out by Scotiabank. The Said family has indicated their willingness to potentially remain in the business and, if so, would invest up to approximately US$ 500 million (CAD$ 650 million) in order to own up to 25% of the combined business when Scotiabank Chile and BBVA Chile are merged. In this scenario, and if the transaction is completed, Scotiabank’s Common Equity Tier 1 capital ratio will be impacted by approximately 90 basis points.  Scotiabank’s Common Equity Tier 1 capital ratio would be impacted by approximately 135 basis points, if the transaction is completed and the Said family tenders all of its shares to Scotiabank.

This transaction is in line with Scotiabank’s strategy to increase scale within the Chilean banking sector and the Pacific Alliance countries. It will double Scotiabank’s market share in Chile to approximately 14%, and make Scotiabank the 3rd largest private sector bank in the country.

“We are pleased to have reached an agreement with BBVA to acquire their shares of BBVA Chile.  We look forward to a partnership with the Said family and to build a better bank in Chile,” said Brian Porter, President and CEO at Scotiabank.  “BBVA Chile has a proven track record of providing leading financial products and services to customers across the country and this transaction demonstrates excellent synergy between both banks with customer-centric cultures.”

“This acquisition allows us to create a leading bank in Chile underpinned by a solid risk culture and provides opportunities to accelerate our digital transformation, while building a high performance team,” said Ignacio (Nacho) Deschamps, Group Head, International Banking and Digital Transformation at Scotiabank.

Conference call

A conference call will take place on December 5, 2017, at 8:30 a.m. ET. Interested parties are invited to access the call live, in listen-only mode, by telephone at (416) 640-5944, or toll-free at 1-800-281-7973 (please call five to 15 minutes in advance). In addition, an accompanying slide presentation may be accessed via the Investor Relations page of www.scotiabank.com. Following discussion of the transaction by Scotiabank executives, there will be a question and answer session.

A telephone replay of the conference call will be available from December 5, 2017, to December 20, 2017, by calling (647) 436-0148 or 1-888-203-1112 (North America toll-free) and entering the identification code 9422114#.

About Scotiabank
Scotiabank is Canada’s international bank and a leading financial services provider in North America, Latin America, the Caribbean and Central America, and Asia-Pacific. We are dedicated to helping our 24 million customers become better off through a broad range of advice, products and services, including personal and commercial banking, wealth management and private banking, corporate and investment banking, and capital markets. With a team of more than 88,000 employees and assets of over $915 billion (as at October 31, 2017), Scotiabank trades on the Toronto (TSX: BNS) and New York Exchanges (NYSE: BNS). For more information, please visit http://www.scotiabank.com and follow us on Twitter @Scotiabank.

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