Urbanfund Corp.
TSX VENTURE : UFC

March 08, 2007 08:30 ET

Urbanfund Corp. Announces Proposed Sale Transaction

TORONTO, ONTARIO--(CCNMatthews - March 8, 2007) - Mitchell Cohen, President of Urbanfund Corp. ("Urbanfund" or "the Corporation") (TSX VENTURE:UFC), announced today that LAB Research Inc. (TSX:LRI) ("LAB Research"), a rapidly growing non-clinical contract research organization with operations in both North America and Europe, entered into an agreement with Laval Armand Properties Ltd. ("Laval Armand") to purchase the property in Laval, Quebec currently owned by Laval Armand and leased by LAB Research. Urbanfund holds 5% of the issued and outstanding shares of Laval Armand.

The purchase price for the property is $23,000,000 subject to usual adjustments. Of this amount, approximately $10,000,000 shall be deducted from the purchase price for amounts owing to LAB Research, consisting mainly in costs incurred by LAB Research for the expansion of the property.

Urbanfund acquired its 5% interest in Laval Armand on December 15, 2007 for an aggregate acquisition cost of $192,500. Urbanfund anticipates realizing a pre-tax gain on the disposition of approximately $125,000.

The transaction is subject to satisfaction of closing conditions to be met by each of LAB Research, Laval Armand, including, among others, obtaining a release from the current secured lender on the property. Completion of the transaction is scheduled to occur at the latest on April 16, 2007.

Urbanfund Corp. is a TSX Venture exchange listed real estate company based in Toronto. The Corporation's common shares trade under the symbol UFC.

FORWARD LOOKING STATEMENTS

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The TSX Venture Exchange does not accept responsibility for the adequacy or the accuracy of this release.

Contact Information

  • Urbanfund Corp.
    Mitchell Cohen
    President
    (416) 361-5000
    or
    Urbanfund Corp.
    Steve Isenberg
    Director
    (416) 603-4343