Maple Leaf Short Duration 2012 Flow-Through Limited Partnership (National Offering)

Maple Leaf Short Duration 2012 Flow-Through Limited Partnership (National Offering)

April 13, 2012 12:24 ET

Maple Leaf Short Duration 2012 Flow-Through Limited Partnership (National Offering), Maximum Issue: $20,000,000

VANCOUVER, BRITISH COLUMBIA--(Marketwire - April 13, 2012) - Maple Leaf Short Duration 2012 Flow-Through Limited Partnership (the "Partnership") is pleased to announce that it has filed a preliminary prospectus (the "Prospectus") dated April 5, 2012 with the securities commissions or similar authorities in each of the provinces and territories of Canada relating to the initial public offering of units of the Partnership.

Partnership Objectives.

The Partnership is designed to provide holders of its National Class Units ("National Class Limited Partners") with a tax-assisted investment in a diversified portfolio of Flow-Through Shares of Resource Companies incurring Eligible Expenditures (as defined in the Prospectus) across Canada with a view to maximizing the tax benefits of an investment in National Class Units and achieving capital appreciation and/or income for National Class Limited Partners. National Class Limited Partners must be residents of Canada or liable to pay Canadian income tax.

Tax Benefits.

Investors are expected to receive tax deductions for 2012 of approximately 100% of the amount invested based on and subject to certain conditions as set forth in the Prospectus.

Liquidity Event.

The investment portfolio of the Partnership will be actively managed in such a way as to preserve the ability to undertake a future liquidity event, such as a rollover into a mutual fund corporation.

The Syndicate.

The syndicate of agents for the offering is being led by Scotia Capital Inc. and includes BMO Nesbitt Burns Inc., National Bank Financial Inc., Canaccord Genuity Corp., GMP Securities L.P., Raymond James Ltd., Macquarie Private Wealth Inc., Manulife Securities Incorporated, Desjardins Securities Inc., Dundee Securities Ltd. and Mackie Research Capital Corporation.

A copy of the Prospectus can be obtained from any agent.

Offering Jurisdictions.

Each of the provinces and territories of Canada. Please note that a Québec specific offering of Limited Partnership Units is also being offered by the Partnership to Québec residents or investors liable to pay income tax in Québec. Please refer to the Prospectus for complete disclosure on the Québec offering.

A preliminary prospectus dated April 5, 2012 relating to these securities has been filed with the securities commissions or similar authorities in each of the provinces and territories of Canada, but has not yet become final for the purpose of distribution to the public. This release shall not constitute an offer to sell or the solicitation of any offer to buy the securities. This release is provided for information purposes only. Commissions, trailing commissions, management fees and expenses all may be associated with investment funds. Please read the Prospectus before investing. Investment funds are not guaranteed, their values change frequently and past performance may not be repeated. Capitalized terms not defined herein have the meanings set forth in the Prospectus.

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