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Stone Asset Management Limited to Terminate Stone & Co. Growth Industries Fund

/ -- TORONTO, ONTARIO -- (Marketwired) -- 03/18/16 -- Stone Asset Management Limited ("SAM"), the Trustee and Manager of the Stone & Co. Growth Industries Fund (the "Fund") announced today plans to terminate the Fund on or about June 24, 2016 (the "Termination Date"). As a result of the termination, subscriptions for units of the Fund will not be accepted after March 18, 2016 at 4:00 p.m.

The decision to terminate was made in consideration of the Fund's small asset size (approximately $2 million as of March 17, 2016) and limited demand from new investors, making it uneconomic to fulfill the Fund's objective. SAM believes the termination of the Fund is in the best interest of the existing unitholders.

Unitholders may redeem or switch their units on or prior to the Termination Date. SAM will liquidate the holdings of the Fund at fair market value, determine distributions, and on the Termination Date distribute the net assets to remaining unitholders. SAM will waive any redemption fees, sales charges, or short-term trading fees associated with redeeming units of the Fund.

Pursuant to applicable securities legislation, SAM will provide a written notice to unitholders no less than 60 days prior to the Termination Date.

To discuss their investment options and determine any tax implications associated with redeeming units of the Fund, SAM strongly encourages unitholders to consult with their financial advisors.

About Stone Asset Management Limited

SAM is a wholly owned subsidiary of Stone Investment Group Limited, an independent Canadian-owned wealth management company. SAM provides investment management services via distinctive investment mandates, overseen daily by the disciplined execution of a proprietary investment process and investment philosophy. Access to SAM investment mandates can be achieved via a family of open-end mutual funds, a pooled fund, and Private Wealth Management services. SAM's expertise ranges from servicing Canada's retail investors working with their financial advisors to the complexities of working directly with Family Offices, endowments and foundations. At Stone, we want our investors to sleep well knowing they'll have the financial resources to live well.

Stone Asset Management Limited
Angela Passerini
Manager, Operations
416 867 8303