Newport Partners Income Fund
TSX : NPF.UN

Newport Partners Income Fund

March 20, 2008 10:00 ET

Newport Partners Income Fund Announces March 2008 Distribution

TORONTO, ONTARIO--(Marketwire - March 20, 2008) -

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Newport Partners Income Fund ("NPF")(TSX:NPF.UN) announced today that a cash distribution in the amount of $0.0542 per Unit, covering the period from March 1 to March 31, 2008, will be paid on April 15, 2008 to Unitholders of record at the close of business on March 31, 2008. NPF's current annual distribution is $0.65 per Unit.

About Newport Partners Income Fund

Newport Partners Income Fund is an unincorporated, open-ended trust created to hold, through its investment in Newport Partners Commercial Trust, interests in Newport Private Yield LP, a limited partnership established under the laws of the Province of Ontario. NPF began trading on the TSX on August 8, 2005 under the symbol NPF.UN.

Newport Partners Income Fund is a publicly-traded diversified fund that invests in successful Canadian private businesses run by proven entrepreneurs at reasonable prices. We target above-average rates of return by putting our money to work behind talented entrepreneurs who have a record of success in their business and a growth opportunity for the future. Our unit holders share in the income generated by these businesses as well as their value appreciation. The Fund currently has $592 million invested in 18 companies representing a diverse cross-section of the Canadian economy.

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