Urbana Corporation: Acquisition of additional shares in the Canadian Stock Exchange



Urbana Corporation (“Urbana”) (TSX:URB) (TSX:URB.A) (CSE:URB) (CSE:URB.A) is pleased to announce that in the past two months, it has acquired 1,576,475 common shares of the Canadian Stock Exchange (the “CSE”) from existing CSE shareholders.  As a result, Urbana has increased its holdings in the CSE to 49% of the company’s outstanding common shares.

Urbana took a significant position in the CSE in December 2012 as part of the CSE’s capital restructuring.  Since that time, the CSE has welcomed 260 entrepreneurial growth companies to its exchange, and has facilitated the raising of almost $1.5 billion in public capital by its issuer companies.  The exchange is on track in 2017 to establish annual records for share volume and value traded, and capital raised. Management of Urbana is excited about the continuing growth of the exchange and is pleased to be able to acquire the additional shares.

“The CSE is thankful for the continued support of Urbana.  With Urbana’s support, we’ve been able to help a large number of new public companies raise needed growth capital to invest in jobs and innovation,” said Richard Carleton, CEO of the CSE.

Please contact Elizabeth Naumovski, Investor Relations at 416-595-9106 for further information.

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