September 30, 2005 10:55 ET

Brascan SoundVest Focused Business Trust Files Final Prospectus

TORONTO, ONTARIO--(CCNMatthews - Sept. 30, 2005) - Brascan SoundVest Focused Business Trust (the "Fund") announced today the filing of a final prospectus with the provincial securities regulators across Canada for its initial public offering of trust units.

The Fund is an actively managed investment trust which will invest in a diversified portfolio comprised primarily of securities of business income trusts. The Fund intends to provide unitholders with stable monthly distributions and to maximize long-term total return to unitholders. The anticipated distribution for the period ending December 31, 2006 is C$0.0625 per unit representing an annual yield of 7.5% based on the C$10.00 per unit issue price.

Brascan Focused Business Management Ltd., an indirect wholly-owned subsidiary of Brookfield Asset Management (currently Brascan Corporation) (NYSE/TSX: BNN), will be responsible for the management of the Fund. SoundVest Capital Management Ltd., which is 50% owned by Brookfield Asset Management, will act as the investment advisor and portfolio manager.

The offering is expected to close on October 14, 2005 at which time the Fund will be trading under the symbol "BSF.UN". The underwriting syndicate is co-led by RBC Capital Markets and CIBC World Markets Inc. and includes BMO Nesbitt Burns Inc., National Bank Financial Inc., Scotia Capital Inc., TD Securities Inc., Desjardin Securities Inc., HSBC Securities (Canada) Inc., Raymond James Ltd., Canaccord Capital Corporation, Dundee Securities Corporation, Trilon Securities Corporation, Wellington West Capital Inc., First Associates Investments Inc. and MGI Securities Inc. A copy of the final prospectus may be obtained through

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Contact Information

  • Brascan Focused Business Management Ltd.
    Mr. Bruce Robertson
    President and Chief Executive Officer