Brascan Corporation

Brascan Corporation

November 10, 2005 09:09 ET

Brookfield Asset Management 'Currently Brascan Corporation' Announces Preliminary Results on Issuer Bid

TORONTO, ONTARIO--(CCNMatthews - Nov. 10, 2005) - Brookfield Asset Management (currently Brascan Corporation) (TSX:BAM)(NYSE:BAM) today announced that, based on initial reports, approximately 3,647,000 Class A Limited Voting shares ("Class A shares") (NYSE: BAM / TSX: BAM.LV.A) were deposited and will be taken up under its issuer bid dated October 2, 2005 at a purchase price of US$41.00 per share. This offer expired at 5:00 p.m. (Toronto time) on November 9, 2005.

After giving effect to the Class A shares repurchased under this offer, there will remain outstanding approximately 257,388,000 Class A shares of the company.

Brookfield Asset Management also announced the resumption of its normal course issuer bid on November 11, 2005. Under this bid, which expires on April 20, 2006, the company may acquire up to 21,000,000 Class A shares through the facilities of the Toronto Stock Exchange and the New York Stock Exchange. The company will pay the market price for any Class A shares purchased through the facilities of these exchanges.

Brookfield Asset Management (currently Brascan Corporation) is a specialist asset manager. Focused on property, power and infrastructure assets, the company has approximately $40 billion of assets under management. The company is co-listed on the New York and Toronto Stock Exchanges. For more information, please visit our web site at

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