SECURITIES AND EXCHANGE COMMISSION
Washington, D.C. 20549
REPORT OF FOREIGN PRIVATE ISSUER
PURSUANT TO RULE 13a-16 OR 15d-16
UNDER THE SECURITIES EXCHANGE ACT OF 1934
For the month of May, 2012
Commission File Number: 002-09048
THE BANK OF NOVA SCOTIA
(Name of Registrant)
44 King Street West, 8th Floor, Scotia Plaza, Toronto, Ontario M5H 1H1
(Address of principal executive office)
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 x
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): ¨
Indicate by check mark whether the registrant by furnishing the information contained in this Form is also thereby furnishing the information to the Commission pursuant to Rule 12g3-2(b) under the Securities Exchange Act of 1934.
Yes ¨ No x
If Yes is marked, indicate below the file number assigned to the registrant in connection with Rule 12g3-2(b): N/A.
This Report on Form 6-K and the exhibit hereto are incorporated by reference as an exhibit to The Bank of Nova Scotias Registration Statement on Form F-9 which was filed on February 6, 2012 (File No. 333-179383).
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 2, 2012||By:|
|Title:||Managing Director, Alternate Funding|
|99.1||Terms Agreement dated April 30, 2012, between The Bank of Nova Scotia and Scotia Capital (USA) Inc.|