C.A. Bancorp Inc.

C.A. Bancorp Inc.
C.A. Bancorp Canadian Realty Finance Corporation

March 12, 2008 15:25 ET

C.A. Bancorp Canadian Realty Finance Corporation (TSX: RF.PR.A) Announces First Distribution for Preferred Shares

TORONTO, ONTARIO--(Marketwire - March 12, 2008) - C.A. Bancorp Canadian Realty Finance Corporation (the "Corporation") (TSX:RF.PR.A) is pleased to announce a $0.105 distribution per preferred share. This first distribution is for the period from February 22, 2008 to March 31, 2008. The distribution will be paid on April 15, 2008 to preferred shareholders of record on March 31, 2008.

The Corporation's investment objectives include providing preferred shareholders with fixed cumulative preferential quarterly cash distributions in the amount of $0.4219 per preferred share representing a yield on the issue price of 6.75% (except for the first distribution of $0.105).

The Corporation currently has 1,440,000 preferred shares outstanding.

C.A. Bancorp Canadian Realty Finance Corporation

The Corporation is a mutual fund corporation incorporated under the laws of the Province of Ontario. The Corporation was created to obtain exposure to the investment performance of an actively managed portfolio of secured loans and investments in the Canadian commercial real estate sector on a tax efficient basis.

C.A. Bancorp Inc.

C.A Bancorp Inc. is the sole shareholder of Class A shares of the Corporation and manages the Corporation through its wholly-owned subsidiary C.A. Bancorp Ltd.

Certain statements included in this news release constitute forward looking statements including statements identified by the words "plan", "will" and "intend" and similar expressions or the negative thereof. The forward looking statements are not historical facts but reflect C.A. Bancorp and the Corporation's current expectations regarding future results or events. These forward looking statements are subject to a number of risks and uncertainties that could cause actual results or events to differ materially from current expectations including but not limited to the ability of the Corporation to pay the initial distribution on April 15, 2008. Readers are cautioned not to place undue reliance on forward-looking information. C.A. Bancorp and the Corporation undertake no obligation to update publicly or otherwise revise any forward-looking statement or information except as required by law.

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130 King Street West
Suite 2810, P.O. Box 104
Toronto, Ontario M5X 1A4
Telephone: (416) 214-5985
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