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Agcapita Farmland Fund III - RE/MAX Farmland Values Report Sept 2012

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A recent RE/MAX report shows some Saskatchewan farmland prices increasing as much as 20% in last 12 months. Agcapita Farmland Fund's data supports RE/MAX's conclusion that farmland continues to …

A recent RE/MAX report shows some Saskatchewan farmland prices increasing as much as 20% in last 12 months. Agcapita Farmland Fund's data supports RE/MAX's conclusion that farmland continues to appreciate strongly on the Canadian prairies.

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  • 1. Agcapita Farmland Fund III – RE/MAX report shows some Saskatchewanfarmland prices increasing as much as 20% in last 12 monthsFOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE, ATTENTION INVESTMENT EDITORS – September 11,2012 - CalgaryA recent RE/MAX report shows some Saskatchewan farmland prices increasingas much as 20% in last 12 months. Agcapita Farmland Funds data supportsRE/MAXs conclusion that farmland continues to appreciate strongly on theCanadian prairies.Agcapita’s series of farmland funds continue to show great appeal toconservative investors concerned with inflation and the volatility of their existingpublic equity investments. Farmland has similar inflation hedging qualities to goldbut with an ongoing cash yield that gold lacks. Farmland returns exhibit lowvolatility and this combined with the high absolute returns from farmland equateto a favorable Sharpe ratio. Agcapita’s funds directly hold diversified portfolios offarmland in western Canada, and in particular in the highly price competitiveprovince of Saskatchewan. Investors are provided with the comfort of a directinvestment in farmland combined with a model of front-end loaded cash rents.Agcapita is part of a family of alternative investment funds with a focus ongenerating commodity-linked returns. Agcapita believes farmland is a safeinvestment, that supply is shrinking and that unprecedented demand for "food,feed and fuel" will continue to move crop prices higher over the long-term.Agcapita is one of Canadas most experienced farmland fund managers,launching its first fund in Q1 2008.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.

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