Counsel Corporation

Counsel Corporation

May 31, 2006 16:37 ET

Counsel Corporation Acquires Kingspoint Plaza in Brampton, Ontario

TORONTO, ONTARIO--(CCNMatthews - May 31, 2006) - Counsel Corporation (TSX:CXS) oday announced that it had acquired, for its own account and on behalf of a group of investors, Kingspoint Plaza at Main and Vodden Streets in Brampton, Ontario. Kingspoint Plaza is a 165,000 sq. ft. strip plaza on a 17 acre site that includes a gas station and two land leased pads, with a newly opened Giant Tiger store as its anchor tenant. The purchase price was approximately $22.0 million before closing and related costs, which is being financed with a $16.5 million, 10-year term, 25-year amortization, first mortgage at 5.56%.

"Kingspoint Plaza is located at a high-traffic intersection and is strategically tenanted to meet the needs of the surrounding community," said Allan Silber, Counsel's Chairman and CEO. "Counsel will continue to focus on value creation opportunities in real estate."

About Counsel Corporation

Counsel Corporation (TSX:CXS) is a diversified company focused on the acquisition of businesses in diverse industry sectors and at various stages of their business life cycles. Its goal for acquired businesses is to create value within these businesses and to realize on the value creation at the appropriate time. Counsel currently operates in four specific sectors: long-term care, real estate, patent licensing and custom case goods. For further information, visit Counsel's website at

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    Stephen Weintraub
    Executive Vice President, Secretary & CFO
    (416) 866-3058