Clarke Inc. announces increased investment in Bonnett's Energy Corp.

HALIFAX, Nov. 9, 2012 /CNW/ - Clarke Inc. ("Clarke") (TSX: CKI CKI.DB.A) announces that on November 8, 2012 it acquired 200 shares of Bonnett's Energy Corp. ("Bonnett's") through the facilities of the Toronto Stock Exchange bringing its total holdings in Bonnett's to 3,399,030 shares, representing approximately 23.36% of the total outstanding shares.

The purchase of the Bonnett's shares by Clarke was made for investment purposes.  Clarke paid consideration of $4.49 per Bonnett's share. Clarke may, from time to time, acquire additional shares of Bonnett's, dispose of some or all of the existing or additional shares of Bonnett's, or continue to hold the shares of Bonnett's in the normal course of Clarke's investment activities.

In purchasing the Bonnett's shares, Clarke relied on the normal course purchase exemption from the formal take-over bid rules set out in Section 100 of the Securities Act (Ontario). Clarke was entitled to rely on this exemption because each of the conditions set out in Section 100 of the Securities Act (Ontario) was satisfied.

About Clarke

Halifax-based Clarke invests in a variety of private and publicly-traded businesses and participates actively where necessary to enhance performance and increase return. Clarke's securities trade on the Toronto Stock Exchange (CKI; CKI.DB.A); for more information about Clarke Inc., please visit our website at www.clarkeinc.com.

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SOURCE: CLARKE INC.

For further information:

Michael Rapps
Vice President Investments
Clarke Inc.
6009 Quinpool Road, 9th Floor
Halifax, Nova Scotia  B3K 5J7
Telephone: (902) 442-3000
Fax:  (902) 442-0187