Brookfield Asset Management Inc.

Brookfield Asset Management Inc.

November 10, 2005 15:24 ET

Brookfield Asset Management 'Formerly Brascan Corporation' Confirms Name Change

TORONTO, ONTARIO--(CCNMatthews - Nov. 10, 2005) - Brookfield Asset Management (TSX:BAM)(NYSE:BAM) announced that the company's shareholders today approved a change in the company's name from Brascan Corporation to Brookfield Asset Management Inc.

In conjunction with this name change, the CUSIP number of the company's Class A Limited Voting shares ("Class A shares") has been changed from 10549P 606 to 112585 104. The CUSIP numbers of the company's publicly traded preferred shares and preferred securities can be found on the company's web site.

The company has changed its web site address from to

The company's publicly traded securities will continue to trade on the New York and Toronto Stock Exchanges under the stock symbol BAM, which was adopted on September 30, 2005. The company expects that it will commence trading on these exchanges under its new name on November 15, 2005.

Brookfield Asset Management 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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