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Tricon Announces $45 Million Bought Deal Financing

Thursday, March 29, 2012

Tricon Announces $45 Million Bought Deal Financing07:45 EDT Thursday, March 29, 2012TORONTO, ONTARIO--(Marketwire - March 29, 2012) -NOT FOR DISTRIBUTION TO U.S. NEWS WIRE SERVICES OR DISSEMINATION IN THE UNITED STATESTricon Capital Group Inc. ("Tricon") (TSX:TCN) is pleased to announce that it has entered into an agreement with a syndicate of underwriters co-led by GMP Securities L.P. and RBC Capital Markets, and including Canaccord Genuity Corp. (collectively, the "Underwriters"), which have agreed to purchase, on a bought deal basis, 11,250,000 common shares (the "Common Shares") of the Company at a price of $4.00 per Common Share, for aggregate gross proceeds of $45,000,000. The Underwriters will also have the option, exercisable in whole or in part at any time on or up to 30 days after the closing of the offering, to purchase up to an additional 1,687,500 Common Shares to cover over-allotments, if any, and for market stabilization purposes. In the event that the option is exercised in its entirety, the aggregate gross proceeds of the offering will be $51,750,000.The Company plans to use the net proceeds from the offering for its U.S. single-family home rental strategy and potential future acquisitions, and for general corporate and working capital purposes.The offering is scheduled to close on or about April 18, 2012 and is subject to certain conditions including, but not limited to, the receipt of all necessary approvals including the approval of the TSX and the securities regulatory authorities. The Common Shares will be offered by way of a short form prospectus to be filed in all of the provinces and territories of Canada pursuant to National Instrument 44-101 Short Form Prospectus Distributions and in the United States on a private placement basis pursuant to available exemptions from the registration requirements of the United States Securities Act of 1933, as amended. This press release is not an offer or a solicitation of an offer of securities for sale in the United States. The Common Shares have not been and will not be registered under the United StatesSecurities Act of 1933, as amended, and may not be offered or sold in the United States absent registration or an applicable exemption from registration.About Tricon Capital Group Inc.Founded in 1988, Tricon is one of North America's leading residential real estate investment companies with approximately $1 billion of assets under management. Tricon provides financing to local operators or developers in select markets in the United States and Canada, with a primary focus on for-sale housing in growing markets. Since inception, Tricon has invested in approximately 150 transactions for development projects valued at roughly $10 billion. More information about Tricon is available at statementsThis press release may contain forward-looking statements relating to expected future events and financial and operating results and projections of the Company, including statements regarding future plans, objectives or economic performance that involve risks and uncertainties. Forward-looking information and statements are based on management's currentexpectations, intentions and assumptions. If unknown risks arise or if any of the assumptions underlying the forward-looking statements prove incorrect, actual results may differ materially from management expectations as projected in such forward-looking statements. Examples of such risks include, but are not limited to, the risks described in the Company's continuous disclosure materials from time-to-time as available on SEDAR at . The Company disclaims any intention or obligation to update or revise any forward-looking statements, whether as a result of new information, future events or otherwise, unless required by applicable law.FOR FURTHER INFORMATION PLEASE CONTACT: June AlikhanTricon Capital Group Inc.Chief Financial Officer416-928-4116jalikhan@triconcapital.comORGary BermanTricon Capital Group Inc.President and Chief Operating