Brascan SoundVest Diversified Income Fund
TSX : BSI.UN

Brascan SoundVest Diversified Income Fund
Brascan SoundVest Total Return Fund
TSX : BST.UN

Brascan SoundVest Total Return Fund
Brascan SoundVest Rising Distribution Split Trust
TSX : BSD.PR.A
TSX : BSD.UN

Brascan SoundVest Rising Distribution Split Trust
BRASCAN SOUNDVEST FOCUSED BUSINESS TRUST
TSX : BSF.UN

BRASCAN SOUNDVEST FOCUSED BUSINESS TRUST

November 19, 2008 16:35 ET

Brascan SoundVest Funds Announce Monthly Distributions

TORONTO, ONTARIO--(Marketwire - Nov. 19, 2008) - Brascan SoundVest Funds today announced monthly distributions and quarterly preferred interest payment for the following funds:



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Ticker Distribution Record Payable
Fund (TSX) (per unit) Date Date
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Brascan SoundVest
Diversified November 28, December 15,
Income Fund BSI.UN $0.079 2008 2008
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Brascan SoundVest Total November 28, December 15,
Return Fund BST.UN $0.0625 2008 2008
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Brascan SoundVest
Rising Distribution
Split Trust
(quarterly
preferred November 28, December 15,
interest payment) BSD.PR.A $0.15 2008 2008
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Brascan SoundVest
Rising Distribution
Split Trust BSD.UN $nil See below See below
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Brascan SoundVest
Focused Business November 28, December 15,
Trust BSF.UN $0.065 2008 2008
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The monthly distribution on the Capital Units of the Brascan SoundVest Rising Distribution Split Trust (the "Trust") has been suspended for the current month, as the Trust's net asset value remains below the required 1.4 times asset coverage ratio.

The Trust continues to monitor its net asset value to determine when it will be able to resume the annual redemption privilege as well as distributions on its Capital Units. Further details will be provided as developments warrant.

Unitholders of Brascan SoundVest Diversified Income Fund may elect to automatically reinvest monthly distributions in additional units of the Fund through the Fund's Distribution Reinvestment Plan (the "Plan"). Participants in the Plan may also purchase additional units of the Fund for cash. The optional cash purchases require a minimum of $100 per payment. To enroll in the plan, please contact your investment advisor.

Brascan SoundVest Funds are dedicated to providing high-quality investment funds to retail investors. These funds bring together innovative structures with top tier investment advisors to give investors access to tax-advantaged distributions while focusing on capital preservation and long-term total return. The investment advisor and portfolio manager for the Funds is Brookfield SoundVest Capital Management Ltd., which is 50% owned by Brookfield Asset Management Inc. Brookfield SoundVest is an established investment advisor, providing investment management services to pension funds, trusts, foundations and high net worth individuals.

For further information please visit our website at www.brookfieldfunds.com.

This news release contains forward looking information. Actual future results may differ materially. The risks, uncertainties and other factors that could influence actual results are described in the Brascan SoundVest Funds prospectuses and other documents filed with regulatory authorities.

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