July 21, 2005 16:22 ET

Canbras Reaches Settlement on Payment of Promissory Note by Horizon

MONTREAL, QUEBEC--(CCNMatthews - July 21 2005) - Canbras Communications Corp. (NEX:CBC.H) ("Canbras" or the "Corporation") today announced that it has reached a final settlement for payment of the promissory note (the "Note") representing the balance of the purchase price due by Horizon Cablevision do Brasil S.A. ("Horizon") in connection with the sale of the Corporation's broadband communications operations in the fourth quarter of 2003 (the "Sale Transaction").

Pursuant to the terms of the settlement, Canbras has received $9.5 million in cash in exchange for the cancellation of the Note (issued for an original principal amount of $10.432 million, bearing interest at 10% annually) and final settlement of all present or future indemnification claims of Horizon in connection with the Sale Transaction (the "Settlement"), including those previously described in the Corporation's press releases of November 16, 2004 and December 21, 2004 and subsequent filings with Canadian securities administrators (the "Indemnification Claims").

A variety of factors were taken into account by the Corporation in coming to the Settlement including the potential liability associated with the Indemnification Claims, the timeframe and cost required to defend such Indemnification Claims, the costs associated with day to day operations of the Corporation during such timeframe and other risks in connection with payment of the Note previously described in the Corporation's filings with Canadian securities commissions. Taking all such factors into consideration, the board of directors believes that the Settlement is in the best interests of Canbras and its shareholders.

As a result of the Settlement, and assuming the satisfactory resolution of all remaining liabilities of the Corporation by June 30, 2006 (including those described most recently in Note 8 to Canbras' first quarter financial statements as filed with Canadian securities commissions), Canbras expects to make two additional distributions of the Corporation's assets to shareholders totalling approximately $0.28 per share following receipt by the Corporation of updated tax certificates. The first of the two distributions to shareholders is expected to take place before the end of 2005.

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This news release may contain certain forward-looking statements that reflect the current views and/or expectations of Canbras with respect to future events. Forward looking statements include, without limitation, any statement that may predict, forecast, indicate or imply future events, and may contain words like "believe" "anticipate", "expect", "will likely result", or words or phrases of similar meaning. Such statements are subject to a number of important risks and uncertainties which are difficult to predict and assumptions which may prove to be inaccurate. Whether actual events and developments conform with the Corporation's expectations and predictions are subject to a number of known and unknown risks and uncertainties. Factors that could cause actual events to differ materially from current expectations include, among other things: whether any unforeseen claims are asserted against the Corporation (or its directors and officers) in connection with the winding up and liquidation of the Corporation or otherwise; the timing of and costs associated with the final winding up and liquidation of the Corporation; and certain other factors set forth in the Corporation's filings with the Canadian securities commissions. In addition, forward-looking statements do not reflect the potential impact of future monetizations of remaining assets or potential assets or any legal or regulatory proceedings that may be announced after these statements are made. Canbras disclaims any intention or obligation to update or revise any forward-looking statements, whether as a result of new information, future events, or otherwise.

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