Aston Hill completes the purchase of Citadel Securities Inc.

CALGARY, Dec. 20, 2012 /CNW/ - Aston Hill Financial Inc. (the "Company" or "Aston Hill") (TSX: AHF) is pleased to confirm that, effective December 20, 2012, the Company has completed its purchase of Citadel Securities Inc., which was previously announced on  November 15, 2012.

Aston Hill is a diversified asset management company with a suite of retail mutual funds, closed end funds, private equity funds, hedge funds and segregated institutional funds. The Company is also engaged in the administration of Argent Energy Trust (TSX: AET.UN). Aston Hill has offices in Calgary, Toronto and Halifax.

Citadel Securities is a full service investment dealer with its head office located in Halifax, Nova Scotia. It is a member of the Investment Industry Regulatory Organization of Canada and the Canadian Investor Protection Fund. Citadel provides professional, personalized investment advice and services to private and institutional investors.

SOURCE: Aston Hill Financial Inc.

For further information:

Eric Tremblay
Chief Executive Officer
Aston Hill Financial Inc.
(403) 770-4817

Larry Titley
Vice President and CFO
Aston Hill Financial Inc.
(403) 770-4808