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Brompton Announces Results of Special Meetings

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TORONTO, Aug. 29, 2018 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) -- (TSX:DGS, DGS.PR.A, SBC, SBC.PR.A)) Brompton Funds Limited (the "Manager") is pleased to announce that at special meetings of preferred and class A shareholders ("Shareholders") of Dividend Growth Split Corp. ("DGS") and Brompton Split Banc Corp. ("SBC") held today, Shareholders approved special resolutions to implement amendments to update and modernize the investment objectives, investment strategies and investment restrictions of DGS and SBC as well as certain other matters set out in the joint management information circular dated July 27, 2018 (the "Circular").

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For DGS, the changes to the investment objectives, strategy and restrictions are primarily designed to accomplish the following:

i) expand the investable universe of high quality dividend growth companies from which the portfolio manager can select by expanding the financial metrics that may be used to analyze the portfolio constituents, including forward-looking metrics;

ii) provide for up to 20% of the portfolio to be invested, from time to time, in global dividend growth companies; and

iii) allow the Manager to rebalance and/or reconstitute the portfolio more frequently than annually, at its discretion, for reasons other than the suspension of dividends, mergers or fundamental corporate actions or exceptional circumstances, so that DGS may respond to security or market developments on a timely basis.

For SBC, the changes to the investment objectives, strategy and restrictions are primarily designed to accomplish the following:

i) allow the Manager to rebalance and/or reconstitute the portfolio more frequently than annually, at its discretion, for reasons other than mergers or fundamental corporate actions, so that SBC may respond to security or market developments on a timely basis; and

ii) provide for up to 10% of the portfolio to be invested, from time to time, in global financial companies.

Further information relating to these and other changes are described in more detail in the Circular. These changes are expected to be implemented as soon as reasonably possible.

About Brompton Funds

Brompton Funds, a division of Brompton Group which was founded in 2000, is an experienced investment fund manager with over $2 billion in assets under management. Brompton's investment solutions include TSX traded funds, mutual funds and flow-through limited partnerships. For further information, please contact your investment advisor, call Brompton's investor relations line at 416-642-6000 (toll-free at 1-866-642-6001), email info@bromptongroup.com or visit our website at www.bromptongroup.com.

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Certain statements contained in this news release constitute forward-looking information within the meaning of Canadian securities laws. Forward-looking information may relate to matters disclosed in this press release and to other matters identified in public filings relating to the Fund, to the future outlook of DGS or SBC and anticipated events or results and may include statements regarding the future financial performance of DGS or SBC. In some cases, forward-looking information can be identified by terms such as "may", "will", "should", "expect", "plan", "anticipate", "believe", "intend", "estimate", "predict", "potential", "continue" or other similar expressions concerning matters that are not historical facts. Actual results may vary from such forward-looking information. Investors should not place undue reliance on forward-looking statements. These forward-looking statements are made as of the date hereof and we assume no obligation to update or revise them to reflect new events or circumstances.

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