Exclamation Returns to Profitability in Q1 2013


Exclamation Returns to Profitability in Q1 2013

Toronto, Ontario CANADA, May 28, 2013 /FSC/ - Exclamation Investments Corporation (XI - TSX Venture), ("exclamation"), a business creator conceiving and developing paradigm-shifting businesses in the dual role of founder and seed investor, today announced its financial results for the first quarter ended March 31, 2013.  

"We are proud to announce a great start to 2013 with a return to profitability," commented Marc Lavine, Chief Executive Officer.  "This is the start of the realization of gains from investments made over the past few years, most notably from Chrysalis Capital VIII due to the completion of the qualifying transaction with Spectra7 Microsystems."

Q1 Highlights:

- Investee company, Spectra7 Microsystems (formerly Chrysalis Capital VIII) listed on February 19, 2013 on the TSX-Venture Exchange representing an initial gain of $104,000;

- Profitable quarter with net income of $38K;

- Generated Annualized Portfolio Return* of +8.6%, based on average investments of $2.7 million over the trailing 12 months. (*Portfolio Return consists of interest income, dividends, realized and unrealized gains and losses, and the recovery of fees from investments.);  

- As at March 31, 2013, total investments at fair value were $2.98 million as compared to $2.71 million at December 31, 2012, an increase of $266K or +9.8%; and

- Net asset value per share of $0.09, up slightly from December 31, 2012.

Q1 Financial Summary

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                                  as at                as at    
$                           March 31, 2013     December 31, 2012
                                (GAAP)              (GAAP)      
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Net working capital               $254,375              $482,367
Total current assets               698,901               830,751
Total current liabilities          444,526               348,384
Total corporate investments      2,977,141             2,710,580
Total debt                               -                     -
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Total shareholders' equity      $2,702,380            $2,664,164
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                                                           Q1      
$                                                      Unaudited    
                                                    2013        2012
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Revenues                                                            
    Net unrealized gains (loss) on investments   105,875    (58,504)
    Net realized gain on investments                   -           -
    Interest income                               20,465      24,210
    Dividend income                               25,000      25,000
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Total revenues                                  $151,340    $(9,294)
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Expenses                                         113,124     114,245
                                                                    
Net income (loss)                                $38,216  $(123,504)
Net income (loss) per share (Basic)                $0.00     ($0.00)
Net income (loss) per share (Fully Diluted)        $0.00     ($0.00)
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Detailed financial statements and management discussion and analysis are available on www.sedar.com.

For more information about exclamation, visit www.exclamation.com

ABOUT EXCLAMATION INVESTMENTS CORPORATION

exclamation Investments is a business creator that conceives and develops paradigm-shifting businesses in its roles of seed investor, founder and active partner. Leveraging its trans-Atlantic network to develop new business concepts, and its proven process for transforming ideas and capital into profits, exclamation shareholders participate from the founder stage as they 'get in' at a low cost before significant value is established, and are positioned to 'exit' and realize gains when value is maximized offering potential returns significantly higher than traditional venture capital and private equity.  For more information about exclamation, visit http://www.exclamation.com.

Certain information in this news release may constitute forward-looking information.  This information is based on current expectations that are subject to significant risks and uncertainties that are difficult to predict. Actual results might differ materially from results suggested in any forward-looking statements. The Corporation assumes no obligation to update the forward-looking statements, or to update the reasons why actual results could differ from those reflected in the forward looking-statements unless and until required by securities laws applicable to the Corporation.  Additional information identifying risks and uncertainties is contained in the Corporation's filings with the Canadian securities regulators available at www.sedar.com.

Neither the TSX-V nor its Regulation Services Provider (as that term is defined in the policies of the TSX-V) accepts responsibility for the adequacy or accuracy of this release.

For more information, please contact:

Exclamation Investments Corporation
Daniel Shields, Chief Financial Officer
t: 1 (888) 838-1666
e: info@exclamationinvestments.com
w: www.exclamationinvestments.com

To view the press release as a PDF file, please click on the following link:
http://www.usetdas.com/pr/exclamation05282013.pdf


Source: Exclamation Investments Corporation (TSX-V XI) www.exclamation.com
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