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January 20, 2010 14:52 ET

League's Sustainability Expert to Carry Carbon-Trading Message to Two Key Conferences

VICTORIA, BRITISH COLUMBIA--(Marketwire - Jan. 20, 2010) - Barbara Hendrickson, League's Asset Corp.'s Vice President for Legal and Sustainability, will be carrying her message of sustainable development to the Canadian Institute's Advanced Forum on Derivatives to be held at Toronto's Sutton Place Hotel, January 21-22 and to the Energy and Environment Conference to be held in Phoenix Arizona, February 1 to 3.

"Carbon and energy are increasingly being traded in derivative markets worldwide," says Hendrickson, who was also a speaker at the recent United Nations Climate Change Conference in Copenhagen. "With mounting concerns over climate change, we're finding both professional traders and companies becoming involved for investment purposes. They know there's money to be made."

Hendrickson will also be speaking at the 13th Annual Energy and Environment Conference (EUEC) to be held in Phoenix, Arizona. EUEC has been recognized as one of the "must attend" annual meetings for energy and environment professionals to network with experts and learn about cutting-edge technologies and strategies concerning renewable energy and carbon management.

While trading in carbon is still in its developmental stages in North America and not as advanced as in the European Union, it will have to wait until the announcement of a continental cap-and-trade system, she explains. "The proposed North American cap-and-trade system will substantially affect the growing carbon markets. The potential is there; if you look at the United States, carbon alone is being traded more than all other agricultural commodities combined."

"We are very pleased to support Barbara's presence at these conferences," says Adam Gant, one of League's Founding Partners. "They allow us to share our expertise with rest of the world."

Gant points to the recent launch of League's new IGW Energy Capital LP, which invests in "smart building" technologies developed by its partner Enerpro Systems Corp. as part of the growing trend in energy trading. One such system, worth approximately $3.5 million and financed through League's Energy Capital LP, has been installed in the Southeast False Creek Olympic Athletes Village in Vancouver.

"By using more efficient heating, cooling and monitoring systems," says Gant, "owners of buildings can significantly reduce their carbon footprints through lower energy consumption."

Victoria, BC-based League Assets Corp. manages the IGW REIT, one of North America's fastest-growing private Real Estate Investment Trusts, comprising a portfolio of Canadian commercial, industrial, multi-family residential properties which, together with the other entities that League administers, has combined assets approaching $400 million. The IGW REIT exists to find, acquire, improve and manage real estate properties on behalf of its more than 1,800 Member-Partners. Combined with its other investment pools, League is currently managing and developing assets with approximate build-out values totalling $2 billion.

Through the provision of investment education and opportunity, League helps individuals and families create Intergenerational Wealth™ (IGW) while contributing to the betterment of society.

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