Form 6-K BANK OF NOVA SCOTIA For: May 25

May 25, 2022 7:47 AM EDT

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UNITED STATES

SECURITIES AND EXCHANGE COMMISSION

Washington, DC 20549

 

 

Form 6-K

 

 

Report of Foreign Private Issuer

Pursuant to Rule 13a-16 or 15d-16 of

the Securities Exchange Act of 1934

 

For the month of: May, 2022     Commission File Number: 002-09048

 

 

THE BANK OF NOVA SCOTIA

(Name of registrant)

 

 

44 King Street West, Scotia Plaza, Toronto, Ontario, M5H 1H1

(416) 933-4103

(Address of Principal Executive Offices)

 

 

Indicate by check mark whether the registrant files or will file annual reports under cover of Form 20-F or Form 40-F:

Form 20-F  ☐             Form 40-F  ☒

Indicate by check mark if the registrant is submitting the Form 6-K in paper as permitted by Regulation S-T Rule 101(b)(1):  ☐

Indicate by check mark if the registrant is submitting the Form 6-K in paper as permitted by Regulation S-T Rule 101(b)(7):  ☐

This report on Form 6-K shall be deemed to be incorporated by reference in The Bank of Nova Scotia’s registration statements on Form S-8 (File No. 333-199099) and Form F-3 (File No. 333-261476) and to be a part thereof from the date on which this report is filed, to the extent not superseded by documents or reports subsequently filed or furnished.

 

 

 


SIGNATURES

Pursuant to the requirements of the Securities Exchange Act of 1934, the registrant has duly caused this report to be signed on its behalf by the undersigned, thereunto duly authorized.

 

    THE BANK OF NOVA SCOTIA
Date: May 25, 2022     By:  

/s/ Roula Kataras

      Name:  Roula Kataras
      Title:    Senior Vice-President & Chief Accountant


EXHIBIT INDEX

 

Exhibit

  

Description of Exhibit

99.1    2022 Second Quarter Earnings Coverage

Exhibit 99.1

THE BANK OF NOVA SCOTIA

EARNINGS COVERAGE

Earnings Coverage on Subordinated Indebtedness and Preferred Shares and Other Equity Instruments

The consolidated financial ratios for the Bank are set forth in the table below:

 

     Twelve months ended
April 30, 2022(1)
 

Grossed up dividend coverage on outstanding preferred shares and other equity instruments

     44.75  

Interest coverage on subordinated indebtedness

     71.79  

Grossed up dividend and interest coverage on preferred shares, other equity instruments and subordinated indebtedness

     27.80  

The Bank’s dividend requirements on all of its outstanding preferred shares and other equity instruments was $299 million for the 12 months ended April 30, 2022, adjusted to a before-tax equivalent using an effective income tax rate of 22.69% for the 12 months ended April 30, 2022. The Bank’s interest requirements for subordinated indebtedness was $189 million for the 12 months ended April 30, 2022. The Bank’s earnings before interest on subordinated indebtedness and income tax for the 12 months ended April 30, 2022 were $13,568 million after deducting non-controlling interest. In calculating the dividend and interest coverages, foreign currency amounts have been converted to Canadian dollars.

Consolidated Ratios of Earnings to Fixed Charges

The table below sets forth the Bank’s consolidated ratios of earnings to fixed charges:

 

     Twelve months ended
April 30, 2022(1)
 

Excluding interest on deposits

     7.88  

Including interest on deposits

     2.55  

For purposes of computing these ratios:

(a) earnings represent income from continuing operations plus income taxes and fixed charges (excluding capitalized interest and net income from investments in associated corporations);

(b) fixed charges, excluding interest on deposits, represent interest (including capitalized interest), and amortization of debt issuance costs; and

(c) fixed charges, including interest on deposits, represent all interest.

All amounts presented herein are derived from financial information prepared in accordance with International Financial Reporting Standards (“IFRS”). The ratios reported are not defined by IFRS and do not have any standardized meanings under IFRS and thus may not be comparable to similar measures used by other issuers.

 

(1) 

This measure has been disclosed in this document in accordance with section 8.4 of National Instrument 44-102 – Shelf Distributions.



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