Macquarie Power & Infrastructure Income Fund
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TSX : MPT.DB

Macquarie Power & Infrastructure Income Fund

March 03, 2009 16:15 ET

Macquarie Power & Infrastructure Income Fund Provides 2008 Canadian Tax Information

TORONTO, ONTARIO--(Marketwire - March 3, 2009) - Macquarie Power & Infrastructure Income Fund (TSX:MPT.UN)(TSX:MPT.DB) ("MPT" or the "Fund"), which owns and operates essential infrastructure assets, today provided information to assist individual Canadian unitholders of the Fund in completing their 2008 tax returns.

The following information is general in nature and is not intended as legal, tax or financial advice. Unitholders of the Fund are advised to consult their legal, financial or tax advisors regarding their individual tax circumstances. Unitholders who held their MPT units outside of a tax-deferred plan (such as an RRSP) will receive a T3 Supplementary information slip directly from their broker or intermediary by March 31, 2009.

Of the distributions declared payable to unitholders by the Fund in 2008, approximately 58% were non-taxable as a return of capital and 42% were taxable investment income.



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Taxable taxable
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Total
Distribution Distribution distribution Investment Return of
record date payable date paid income capital
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January 31, 2008 February 15, 2008 $0.08750 $0.03700 $0.05050
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February 29, 2008 March 17, 2008 $0.08750 $0.03700 $0.05050
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March 31, 2008 April 15, 2008 $0.08750 $0.03700 $0.05050
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April 30, 2008 May 15, 2008 $0.08750 $0.03700 $0.05050
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May 30, 2008 June 16, 2008 $0.08750 $0.03700 $0.05050
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June 30, 2008 July 15, 2008 $0.08750 $0.03700 $0.05050
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July 31, 2008 August 15, 2008 $0.08750 $0.03700 $0.05050
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August 29, 2008 September 15, 2008 $0.08750 $0.03700 $0.05050
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September 30, 2008 October 15, 2008 $0.08750 $0.03700 $0.05050
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October 31, 2008 November 17, 2008 $0.08750 $0.03700 $0.05050
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November 28, 2008 December 15, 2008 $0.08750 $0.03700 $0.05050
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December 31, 2008 January 15, 2009 $0.08750 $0.03700 $0.05050
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Distribution Reinvestment Plan (DRIP)

Eligible unitholders may elect to participate in the Fund's Distribution Reinvestment Plan. For more information about the DRIP, please visit the Fund's website at www.macquarie.com/mpt.

About the Fund

Macquarie Power & Infrastructure Income Fund invests in essential infrastructure assets in North America with an emphasis on power infrastructure. MPT's strategy is to acquire and actively manage a diverse, high quality portfolio of infrastructure assets to improve their financial performance and provide growing and sustainable distributions to unitholders. MPT's portfolio includes investments in gas cogeneration, wind, hydro and biomass power generating facilities, representing approximately 350 MW of installed capacity, and a 45% interest in Leisureworld Senior Care LP, a leading provider of long-term care, or social infrastructure, in Ontario. MPT is managed by a wholly-owned subsidiary of Macquarie Group Limited. Please visit www.macquarie.com/mpt for additional information.

Forward-looking Statements

Certain statements in this news release may constitute "forward-looking" statements, which involve known and unknown risks, uncertainties and other factors that may cause the actual results to be materially different from any future results expressed or implied by such forward-looking statements. When used in the this news release, such statements use such words as "may", "will", "expect", "believe", "plan" and other similar terminology. These statements reflect current expectations regarding future events and operating performance and speak only as of the date of this news release. Forward-looking statements involve significant risks and uncertainties, should not be read as guarantees of future performance or results and will not necessarily be accurate indications of whether or not such results will be achieved. The forward-looking statements contained in this news release are based on information currently available and what the Fund currently believes are reasonable assumptions, including the material assumptions for each of the Fund's assets set out in the Fund's 2007 Annual Report under the headings "Outlook" on pages 8 to 12, as updated in subsequently filed quarterly Financial Reports of the Fund. However, the Fund cannot assure investors that actual results will be consistent with these forward-looking statements. These forward-looking statements are made as of the date of this news release and the Fund does not undertake to update any forward-looking information that may be made from time to time by or on its behalf, except as required under applicable securities legislation.
The forward-looking information contained in this news release is presented for the purposes of assisting investors and analysts in understanding the Fund's financial position and our stated priorities and objectives may not be appropriate for other purposes. The Fund cautions readers not to place undue reliance on any forward-looking statements, which speak only as of the date made. A number of factors could cause actual results to differ materially from the results discussed in the forward-looking statements, including, but not limited to, risks associated with: the operational performance of the Fund's assets; power purchase agreements; fuel costs, supply and transportation; default under credit agreements; regulatory regime and permits; land tenure and related rights; government regulation and funding; the ability to complete future acquisitions; Leisureworld's ability to complete the acquisition of the Good Samaritan Seniors Complex; LTC home ownership and operation; minority ownership interest in Leisureworld; reliance on key personnel; default under Leisureworld's long-term debt and credit facility; labour relations and cost; the variability of distributions; unitholder liability; dependence on Macquarie Power Management Ltd., the manager of the Fund, and potential conflicts of interest; insurance; and risks related to the environmental, health and safety regimes within which the Fund's assets operate. The risks and uncertainties described above are not exhaustive and other events and risk factors, including risk factors disclosed in Fund's filings with Canadian securities regulatory authorities, could cause actual results to differ materially from the results discussed in the forward-looking statements.

Macquarie Power & Infrastructure Income Fund is not an authorised deposit taking institution for the purposes of the Banking Act (Cth) 1959 and Macquarie Power & Infrastructure Income Fund's obligations do not represent deposits or other liabilities of Macquarie Bank Limited ABN 46 008 583 542 (MBL). MBL does not guarantee or otherwise provide assurance in respect of the obligations of Macquarie Power & Infrastructure Income Fund.

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