Brascan SoundVest Total Return Fund
TSX : BST.UN

Brascan SoundVest Total Return Fund

August 23, 2005 14:30 ET

Brascan SoundVest Total Return Fund Increases Monthly Distribution by 7%

TORONTO, ONTARIO--(CCNMatthews - Aug. 23, 2005) - Brascan SoundVest Total Return Fund (the "Fund") (TSX:BST.UN) is pleased to announce that it has increased its anticipated monthly distribution by 7%, from $0.0583 per trust unit ($0.70 per unit annually) to $0.0625 per trust unit ($0.75 per unit annually). This increase represents an anticipated yield (based on the original issue price of $10.00 per unit) of 7.5%, up from 7.0% previously. This increase is the result of the Fund's strong financial position, current holdings and the Manager's near term outlook for the Canadian income trust and equities market.

Since the inception of the Fund on October 15, 2004, the Fund's NAV per trust unit has increased 19.6%, from $9.4140 to $11.2620 and has met all of its distribution targets.

The increased monthly distribution of $0.0625 per trust unit will be payable on October 15th to unitholders of record on September 30th.

The Brascan SoundVest Total Return Fund is an actively managed investment fund, whose investment objective is to provide unitholders of the Fund with a stable stream of monthly distributions, and maximize long term total return to unitholders. The Fund is managed by a subsidiary of Brascan Asset Management Inc. The investment advisor and portfolio manager for the Fund is SoundVest Capital Management Ltd. ("SoundVest"), which is 50% owned by Brascan Corporation (NYSE/TSX:BNN). SoundVest is an established investment advisor, providing investment management services to pension funds, trusts and foundations. The Fund is listed on Toronto Stock Exchange under the symbol BST.UN.

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