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Agcapita Farmland Fund III is pleased to announce its third closing. Agcapita Farmland Fund III was opened to investors in October 2011 with a $20 million offering. Agcapita Fund III is the only …

Agcapita Farmland Fund III is pleased to announce its third closing. Agcapita Farmland Fund III was opened to investors in October 2011 with a $20 million offering. Agcapita Fund III is the only farmland investment fund eligible for Registered Retirement Savings Plans (“RRSP”) with a low $5,000 minimum.

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  • 1. Agcapita Farmland Fund III is pleased to announce its third closing.FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE, ATTENTION INVESTMENT EDITORS- March 10, 2012- CalgaryAgcapita Farmland Fund III is pleased to announce its third closing. AgcapitaFarmland Fund III was opened to investors in October 2011 with a $20 millionoffering. Agcapita Fund III is the only farmland investment fund eligible forRegistered Retirement Savings Plans (“RRSP”) with a low $5,000 minimum.Agcapita’s series of farmland funds continue to show great appeal toconservative investors concerned with inflation and the volatility of their existingpublic equity investments. Agcapitas analysis shows the risk of inflationincreasing hence a continued interest in farmland investments. Farmland hassimilar inflation hedging qualities to gold but with an ongoing cash yield that goldlacks. Farmland returns exhibit low volatility and this combined with the highabsolute returns from farmland equate to a favorable Sharpe ratio. Agcapita isone of Canadas most experienced and largest farmland fund managers,launching its first fund in Q1 2008.Agcapita’s funds directly hold diversified portfolios of farmland in westernCanada, and in particular in the highly competitive province of Saskatchewan.Investors are provided with the comfort of a direct investment in farmlandcombined with a model of front-end loaded cash rents. Agcapita is part of afamily of alternative investment funds with a focus on generating commoditylinked returns and with over $100 million in assets under management.This news release may contain certain information that is forward looking and, byits nature, such forward-looking information is subject to important risks anduncertainties. The words "anticipate", "expect", "may", "should", "estimate","project", "outlook", "forecast" or other similar words are used to identify suchforward looking information. Those forward-looking statements herein made byAgcapita, if any, reflect Agcapitas beliefs and assumptions based on informationavailable at the time the statements were made (including, without limitation, that(i) the demand for agricultural commodities will continue to grow at a pace that isunlikely to be matched by growth in agricultural productivity, and (ii) investmentdemand for tangible assets such as agricultural commodities and farmland willcontinue to increase for the foreseeable future). Actual results or events maydiffer from those anticipated or predicted in these forward-looking statements,and the differences may be material. Factors which could cause actual results orevents to differ materially from current expectations include, among other things:risks associated with the ownership and operation of farmland, includingfluctuations in interest rates, rental rates and vacancy rates; general economic
  • 2. conditions; local real estate markets; supply and demand for farmland;competition for available farmland; weather; crop diseases; the price of grain andother agricultural commodities; changes in legislation and the regulatoryenvironment; and international trade and global political conditions. Readers arecautioned not to place undue reliance on any forward-looking informationcontained in this news release (if any), which is given as of the date it isexpressed herein. Agcapitas undertakes no obligation to update publicly orrevise any forward-looking information, whether as a result of new information,future events or otherwise.###Agcapita’s funds directly hold diversified portfolios of farmland in westernCanada, and in particular in the highly competitive province of Saskatchewan.Investors are provided with the comfort of a direct investment in farmlandcombined with a model of front-end loaded cash rents. Agcapita is part of afamily of alternative investment funds with a focus on generating commodity-linked returns and with over $100 million in assets under management. Agcapitabelieves farmland is a safe investment, that supply is shrinking and thatunprecedented demand for "food, feed and fuel" will continue to move cropprices higher over the long-term. Agcapita is one of Canadas most experiencedfarmland fund managers, launching its first fund in Q1 2008.