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Press release from CNW Group

COMPASS Income Fund - First Quarter 2012 Distributions

Thursday, January 19, 2012

COMPASS Income Fund - First Quarter 2012 Distributions11:24 EST Thursday, January 19, 2012TORONTO, Jan. 19, 2012 /CNW/ - Middlefield Group is pleased to announce that distributions for the first quarter of 2012 will be payable to unitholders of COMPASS Income Fund as follows: Record DatePayable DateDistribution PerTrust UnitJanuary 31, 2012February 15, 2012$0.07February 29, 2012March 15, 2012$0.07March 31, 2012April 13, 2012$0.07The trust units trade on the Toronto Stock Exchange under the symbol CMZ.UN.This press release contains forward-looking information. The forward-looking information contained in this press release is based on historical information concerning the distributions and dividends paid on the securities of issuers historically included in the portfolio of COMPASS Income Fund. Actual future results, including the amount of distributions paid by the Fund, may differ from the monthly distribution amount. Specifically, the income from which distributions are paid may vary significantly due to: changes in portfolio composition; changes in distributions and dividends paid by issuers of securities included in the Fund's portfolio from time to time; there being no assurance that those issuers will pay distributions or dividends on their securities; the declaration of distributions and dividends by issuers of securities included in the portfolio will generally depend upon various factors, including the financial condition of each issuer and general economic and stock market conditions; the level of borrowing by the Fund; and the uncertainty of realizing capital gains.  The risks, uncertainties and other factors that could influence actual results are described under "Risk Factors" in the Fund's prospectus dated March 8, 2010 and other documents filed by the Fund with the Canadian securities regulatory authorities. The forward-looking information contained in this press release constitutes the Fund's current estimate, as of the date of this press release, with respect to the matters covered hereby. Investors and others should not assume that any forward-looking statement contained in this press release represents the Fund's estimate as of any date other than the date of this press release. For further information: please visit our website at www.middlefield.com or contact the undersigned: Nancy Tham Managing Director, Sales and Marketing (416) 847-5349