C.A. Bancorp Inc.

C.A. Bancorp Inc.

May 17, 2011 15:58 ET

C.A. Bancorp Inc. Announces Appointment of Chief Executive Officer

TORONTO, ONTARIO--(Marketwire - May 17, 2011) - C.A. Bancorp Inc. ("C.A. Bancorp" or the "Company") (TSX:BKP) is pleased to announce the appointment of Kurt Brands as Chief Executive Officer effective today.

Mr. Brands, most recently the Chief Operating Officer of the Company, joined C.A. Bancorp in 2007. His previous experience includes management consulting at Everest Group, a global outsourcing advisory firm and finance and corporate development at IBM. Mr. Brands received his MBA from the Richard Ivey School of Business and is a member of the Society of Management Accountants of Ontario.

C.A. Bancorp Inc.

C.A. Bancorp is a publicly traded Canadian merchant bank and alternative asset manager that provides investors with access to a range of private equity and other alternative asset class investment opportunities. C.A. Bancorp is focused on investments in small- and middle-capitalization public and private companies, with emphasis on the industrials, real estate, infrastructure and financial services sectors. The Company is currently implementing its Realization Strategy.

This release includes certain forward-looking statements. Forward-looking statements generally can be identified by the use of forward-looking terminology such as "may", "will", "expect", "intend", "estimate", "anticipate", "believe", "should", "plans" or "continue" or the negative thereof or variations thereon or similar terminology. Although the Company believes that the expectations reflected in such forward-looking statements are reasonable, it can give no assurance that such expectations will provide to be correct. These forward- looking statements are subject to a number of risks and uncertainties. Actual results could differ materially from those anticipated in these forward-looking statements. Reference should be made to the risk factors published in the Company's most recent management discussion and analysis and, with respect to the realization strategy, its directors circular, both of which are available at www.sedar.com.

C.A. Bancorp Inc.
401 Bay Street, Suite 1600
Toronto, Ontario M5H 2Y4
Telephone: (416) 214-5985
Fax: (416) 861-8166

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