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FCF Capital Announces Appointment of Stephen Reid as CEO and Acquisition of New Investment Opportunities

/ -- TORONTO, ONTARIO -- (Marketwired) -- 02/23/16 -- FCF Capital Inc. (TSX VENTURE: FCF) (the "Company" or "FCF") is pleased to announce (i) the appointment of Stephen Reid to the board of directors of FCF, and as the President and Chief Executive Officer of FCF, (ii) the appointment of James Bell as a director of the Company, and (iii) the acquisition of certain related investment opportunities in consideration for 14,285,714 common shares of FCF (which shares will be held in escrow subject to the satisfaction of certain performance conditions) and the assumption of $350,000 of related liabilities (collectively, the "Transaction"). The terms of the Transaction were previously announced on February 3, 2016.

For further information on the Transaction, please review copies of the letter agreement outlined in the February 3, 2016 press release of the Company and the share purchase agreement which gave effect to the acquisition of investment opportunities, each of which has been filed on the Company's SEDAR profile at

The Company also announced that in light of the significant results achieved for the Company since the reconstitution of its board of directors in October 2013, including the payment of a return of capital of over $21.6 million and a more than 100% increase in the market capitalization of the Company, the Compensation and Governance and Nomination Committee and the board have agreed to pay a special bonus to the members of the Company's investment committee, Allan Bezanson and Courtenay Wolfe. It was also agreed that an additional amount would be paid to Ms. Wolfe for her stepping down as the Executive Chair of the Company. The aggregate total payments made to Ms. Wolfe and Mr. Bezanson were $350,000 and $125,000, respectively.

As previously announced, Mr. John Williamson has resigned from the board in connection with the Transaction and the appointment of Mr. Bell. FCF thanks Mr. Williamson for his service to the Company for over 12 years and for assisting in establishing a strong platform at FCF.

The Exchange has in no way passed upon the merits of the proposed transactions and has neither approved nor disapproved the contents of this press release.

For further information about FCF or this news release, please visit our website at


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FCF Capital Inc.
Stephen Reid