GrowthWorks Capital Ltd.

GrowthWorks Capital Ltd.

October 19, 2009 17:21 ET

GrowthWorks Named One of British Columbia's Top 55 Employers

VANCOUVER, BRITISH COLUMBIA--(Marketwire - Oct. 19, 2009) - For the fourth consecutive year, GrowthWorks Capital, Canada's leader in venture capital investing*, has been named one of BC's Top 55 Employers for 2010. Part of an annual competition organized by the editors of Canada's Top 100 Employers, the regional designation recognizes exceptional places to work in British Columbia.

"Ours is a business whose only assets are our people," explains David Levi, President and CEO of GrowthWorks. "This award recognizes the continual effort we make to provide an exciting, rewarding place to work but ultimately, this award acknowledges the hard work of our employees."

Now entering its sixth year, BC's Top 55 Employers award is presented by Mediacorp Canada Inc., the editors of Canada's Top 100 Employers, and the BC Human Resources Management Association. The 55 finalists represent companies and organizations that lead their industries in attracting and retaining employees.

Candidates for this year's competition were screened based on eight separate criteria: (1) Physical Workplace; (2) Work & Social Atmosphere; (3) Health, Financial & Family Benefits; (4) Vacation & Time Off; (5) Employee Communications; (6) Performance Management; (7) Training & Skills Development; and (8) Community Involvement. In addition, employers were compared to other organizations in their field to determine the most progressive and forward-thinking programs on offer.

For more information about the 2010 winners, visit www.canadastop100.com/bc.

About GrowthWorks (www.growthworks.ca)

GrowthWorks(TM) managed funds provide investment capital for Canadian companies and tax-advantaged investment opportunities for Canadian investors. GrowthWorks, Canada's leader in venture capital investing*, manages approximately $1 billion in assets including $700 million in retail venture capital funds. Funds under management include the Working Opportunity Fund (EVCC) Ltd., GrowthWorks Atlantic Venture Fund Ltd., GrowthWorks Commercialization Fund Ltd., GrowthWorks Canadian Fund Ltd. and the Mavrix group of specialty mutual funds and flow-through investment funds. GrowthWorks' venture capital division identifies, analyzes and structures investments in companies with high growth potential. Particular emphasis is placed on IT, Life Sciences and Advanced Manufacturing sectors. Building on more than 17 years of investment expertise, GrowthWorks is a leader in Canadian venture capital management.

*Based on dollars invested by managed venture capital funds during the period January 1, 2008 to January 1, 2009 outside of Quebec and excluding investments by government and government agencies. GrowthWorks refers to affiliates of GrowthWorks Ltd. and includes: GrowthWorks Capital Ltd., manager of the Working Opportunity Fund (EVCC) Ltd.; GrowthWorks WV Management Ltd., manager of GrowthWorks Canadian Fund Ltd. and GrowthWorks Commercialization Fund Ltd.; GrowthWorks Atlantic Ltd., manager of GrowthWorks Atlantic Venture Fund Ltd., and Mavrix Fund Management Inc., manager of the Mavrix group of specialty mutual funds and flow-through investment funds. GrowthWorks is a registered trademark of GrowthWorks Capital Ltd.

Commissions, trailing commissions, management fees and expenses all may be associated with investments in retail venture capital funds (RVCs). RVCs are not guaranteed; their values change frequently and past performance may not be repeated. Please read the prospectus of the fund(s) before investing.

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