BNS has announced (a long time ago, but hey! better late than never, right?):
On August 26, 2008, the Bank announced that participants in the Plan will receive a two per cent discount from the Average Market Price (as defined in the Plan) on the purchase of additional common shares with reinvested dividends. The discount will not apply to the purchase of common shares with the optional cash payment or interest reinvestment options of the Plan. The first dividends for which this discount will be effective are the dividends on the Bank’s common and preferred shares declared by the Board of Directors on August 26, 2008 for the quarter ending October 31, 2008. These dividends will be payable on October 29, 2008 to holders of record at the close of business on October 7, 2008. Prior to this announcement, common shares issued under the Plan have been issued with no discount to the Average Market Price (as defined in the Plan).
The two per cent discount for common shares issuable under the dividend reinvestment and stock dividend components of the Plan will continue until further notice.