TORONTO, February 8, 2008 - Global 45 Split Corp. (TSX: GFV) (the "Company") announced today that holders of Class A Shares of record at the close of business on February 20, 2008 will receive a capital gains dividend totaling $1,073,810 (or approximately $0.79 per share), such dividend to be paid in the form of a stock dividend by the issuance of Class A Shares of the Company. The Class A Shares issued in payment of the capital gains dividend will be automatically consolidated with the previously issued and outstanding Class A Shares of the Company such that the number of issued and outstanding Class A Shares of the Company does not change. The special capital gains dividend will be paid on February 21, 2008.
The dividend relates to activity of the Fund in 2007 and is taxable in the shareholders' hands for the 2008 taxation year.
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