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Brompton Split Banc Corp. Announces Details of Fund Extension

Wednesday, September 26, 2012

Brompton Split Banc Corp. Announces Details of Fund Extension09:44 EDT Wednesday, September 26, 2012TORONTO, ONTARIO--(Marketwire - Sept. 26, 2012) - At a special meeting held on March 29, 2012, shareholders of Brompton Split Banc Corp. (the "Fund") (TSX:SBC)(TSX:SBC.PR.A) approved a special resolution to allow the Board of Directors to extend the term of the Class A Shares and the Preferred Shares for up to 5 years and to determine the distribution rates for the extended term. The Board of Directors is pleased to announce that it has approved a 5 year extension to the term of the Class A Shares and Preferred Shares to November 29, 2017. The Fund was originally scheduled to terminate on November 30, 2012. The distribution rate for the Fund's Preferred Shares for this new 5 year term which commences on December 1, 2012 will be $0.45 per annum paid in equal quarterly amounts. The new Preferred Share distribution rate is based on current market rates for preferred shares with similar terms. The Preferred Share distribution for the quarter ended December 31, 2012 is expected to be $0.12493 per Preferred Share which takes into account the new distribution rate for December and the previous distribution rate for October and November. In addition, the Fund intends to maintain the targeted monthly Class A Share distribution at $0.10 per Class A Share. The extension allows shareholders to continue to enjoy the benefit of the Fund's portfolio of common shares of six Canadian Banks: Bank of Montreal, Canadian Imperial Bank of Commerce, National Bank of Canada, Royal Bank of Canada, The Bank of Nova Scotia and The Toronto-Dominion Bank. Canadian banks have stood out amongst their global peers as examples of stability over the long term and through the credit crisis. Canadian banks continue to have attractive dividend yields and return on equity. As well, the extension of the term of the Fund is not a taxable event and enables shareholders to defer potential capital gains tax liability that would have otherwise been realized on the redemption of the Class A Shares or Preferred Shares until such time as such shares are disposed of by shareholders.In connection with the extension, those shareholders who do not wish to continue their investment in the Fund, may retract their Preferred Shares or Class A Shares on November 30, 2012 pursuant to a special retraction right and receive a retraction price that is calculated in the same way that such price would be calculated if the Fund were to terminate on November 30, 2012. The notice expiry for the special retraction is October 31, 2012 at 5:00 p.m. (Toronto time). About Brompton FundsBrompton Funds, a division of Brompton Group, is a leading and experienced closed-end fund manager. Brompton is focused on meeting the needs of investors by offering low cost, innovative products with client friendly terms and supported by strong corporate governance. For further information, please contact your investment advisor, call Brompton's investor relations line at 416-642-9051, (toll-free at 1-866-642-6001) email or visit our website at Commissions, trailing commissions, management fees and expenses all may be associated with investment funds. Please read the fund's publicly filed documents which are available from SEDAR at Investment funds are not guaranteed, their values change frequently and past performance may not be repeated.Certain statements contained in this news release constitute forward-looking information within the meaning of Canadian securities laws. Forward-looking information may relate to matters disclosed in this press release and to other matters identified in public filings relating to the Fund, to the future outlook of the Fund and anticipated events or results and may include statements regarding the future financial performance of the Fund. In some cases, forward-looking information can be identified by terms such as "may", "will", "should", "expect", "plan", "anticipate", "believe", "intend", "estimate", "predict", "potential", "continue" or other similar expressions concerning matters that are not historical facts. Actual results may vary from such forward-looking information for a variety of reasons, including those set forth below.FOR FURTHER INFORMATION PLEASE CONTACT: Investor RelationsBrompton Split Banc Corp.416-642-9051 or Toll-Free at