Fortress Real Capital

Fortress Real Capital

February 17, 2012 10:22 ET

Fortress Real Capital's Jawad Rathore (CEO) and Vince Petrozza (COO) Open Toronto Stock Exchange as Guests of MLSE Team Up Foundation

TORONTO, ONTARIO--(Marketwire - Feb. 17, 2012) - Jawad Rathore (CEO) and Vince Petrozza (COO), principals at Fortress Real Capital were invited by MLSE Team Up Foundation to open trading on Toronto Stock Exchange on Friday, February 17, 2012.

Avid sports fans and passionate about community, Jawad and Vince have made several major contributions to the MLSE Team Up Foundation, including the largest single donation in Foundation history earlier in the week when they launched Fortress Real Capital's charitable program Fortress Gives with a $100,000 contribution. They also serve on the foundations Commissioner's Club committee, where they help promote events like the upcoming Players Gala.

"We're thrilled to be here today to support Team Up Foundation. Some of the best lessons in life can be learned through sport; team work, perseverance and that hard work really does pay off," said Rathore. "Vince and I are proud to have worked with Team Up for several years and their work in the community has inspired us to launch our own charitable giving arm, Fortress Gives. What better way to launch this new Fortress program than by ringing the bell to start the markets!"

Over the past two years alone, the MLSE Team Up Foundation has refurbished 16 facilities. In the next twelve months, they plan to invest 2.5 million into the refurbishment, granting and ticket programs.

"This is a truly unique opportunity for our volunteers, our sponsors and select group of our valued donors," said Mike Bartlett, Executive Director of the MLSE Team Up Foundation. "Our Foundation, and many others, rely on support from Canada's leading corporations and their leaders, all of whom are listed on Toronto Stock Exchange. I can't think of a better way to demonstrate our appreciation than to say thank you in person by opening the market."

Fortress Real Capital has a mandate to give back to the communities they are invested in and this relationship with MLSE Team Up Foundation allows them to do so.

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Fortress Real Capital Fortress is an RSP and non-accredited eligible syndicate mortgage product that allows a consumer to invest directly into the proven market of Canadian real estate development and construction. Real Security. Real Returns. For information visit:

MLSE Team Up Foundation is the charitable arm of Maple Leaf Sports & Entertainment (MLSE), combining the philanthropic efforts of all four MLSE owned teams. The Foundation strives to improve the lives of youth by building facilities, giving to sustainable programs and empowering youth through sports and recreation. For information visit:

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