C.A. Bancorp Inc.
TSX VENTURE : BKP

C.A. Bancorp Inc.
Global Alternative Investments Inc.
TSX VENTURE : GLI.P

Universal Infrastructure Corp.
TSX VENTURE : UIC.P

April 19, 2007 11:01 ET

C.A. Bancorp Inc. (TSX-V: BKP) Invests in Global Alternative Investments Inc. (TSX-V: GLI.P) and Universal Infrastructure Corp. (TSX-V: UIC.P)

TORONTO, ONTARIO--(CCNMatthews - April 19, 2007) -

C.A. Bancorp Inc. (TSX VENTURE:BKP) is pleased to announce investments in two capital pool companies: Global Alternative Investments Inc. (TSX VENTURE:GLI.P) and Universal Infrastructure Corp. (TSX VENTURE:UIC.P)(CPCs).

C.A. Bancorp believes that CPCs offer alternative platforms to finance certain investments such as real estate and infrastructure that require significant equity funding and which may not be attractive to larger traditional private equity funds. By investing in both companies at the founder level, C.A. Bancorp will have the opportunity to generate capital gains on its investment. It is intended that after the CPCs acquire their initial assets or business, C.A. Bancorp will enter into management agreements with the CPCs to provide management and administrative services.

Universal Infrastructure Corp.

Universal Infrastructure Corp. ("Universal") has been established by C.A. Bancorp as an investment vehicle to focus on investments in infrastructure businesses, including power generation, transportation systems, railroad and shipping assets and various communication, toll road and utility-based companies. It is anticipated that C.A. Bancorp will enter into a management agreement with Universal upon completion of its qualifying transaction. C.A. Bancorp owns 95,000 common shares of Universal, representing a 27.1% ownership.

Global Alternative Investments Inc.

Global Alternative Investments Inc. (''Global'') has been established by C.A. Bancorp as an investment vehicle to raise equity capital to make alternative investments in various offshore asset classes. It is anticipated that C.A. Bancorp will enter into a management agreement with Global upon completion of its qualifying transaction. C.A. Bancorp owns 95,000 common shares of Global, representing a 27.1% ownership.

C.A. Bancorp Inc.

C.A. Bancorp Inc., a Toronto-based merchant bank and alternative asset investment manager, is involved in transactions with both private and public companies across a range of industries, predominantly in Canada, with a specific focus on mid-market investments in industrial, real estate, infrastructure and financial services. C.A. Bancorp conducts its business through two areas of focus: direct investing, and fund management for the institutional, high-net-worth and retail markets.

Sentry Select Capital Corp.

Sentry Select Capital Corp. provides management and administrative services to C.A. Bancorp. Sentry Select is a Canadian wealth management company who manages approximately $8 billion in gross assets as of March 31, 2007. The company offers a diverse range of investment products including closed-end trusts, mutual funds, principal-protected notes and flow-through limited partnerships, covering a variety of domestic and global mandates. With 35 reporting entities, Sentry Select is the leading issuer of securities listed on the Toronto Stock Exchange.



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  • C.A. Bancorp Inc.
    Mark Gardhouse
    President
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    or
    C.A. Bancorp Inc.
    Paolo De Luca
    Chief Financial Officer
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