Michael Wekerle

December 30, 2013 17:00 ET

Michael Wekerle Acquires Additional Shares in Difference Capital Financial Inc.

TORONTO, ONTARIO--(Marketwired - Dec. 30, 2013) - Michael Wekerle, Executive Chairman of Difference Capital Financial Inc. (TSX:DCF)(TSX:DCF.DB) ("DCF"), has acquired an additional stake in DCF, a leading Canadian specialty financial services company.

On December 30, 2013, Michael Wekerle purchased 200,000 common shares ("DCF Shares") of DCF in a single transaction at a price of $2.65 per DCF Share (the "Transaction"). The DCF Shares acquired by Michael Wekerle represent an aggregate of approximately 0.5% of the current issued and outstanding DCF Shares. Michael Wekerle relied upon the exemption under Section 100.1 of the Ontario Securities Act to make this purchase.

Immediately following the completion of the Transaction, Michael Wekerle owned and controlled 11,375,321 DCF Shares on a fully diluted basis, representing approximately 26.7% of the total outstanding DCF Shares on a partially diluted basis.

DCF's head office is located at 130 King Street West, Suite 2950, Toronto, Ontario M5X 1C7.

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About Difference Capital Financial Inc.

Difference Capital Financial Inc. is a publicly-listed, Toronto-based specialty finance company focused on creating shareholder value through strategic investments in, and advisory services for, growth companies, particularly in the technology, media and healthcare sectors, as well as through opportunistic investments in undervalued financial assets and real property.

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