Allbanc Split Corp. II Partial Call for Redemption

TORONTO, Feb. 12 /CNW/ - Allbanc Split Corp. II (the "Company") announced today that it has called 441,030 Preferred Shares for cash redemption on February 26, 2010 (in accordance with the Company's Articles) representing approximately 11.683% of the outstanding Preferred Shares as a result of the special annual retraction of 882,060 Capital Shares by the holders thereof. The Preferred Shares shall be redeemed on a pro rata basis, so that each holder of Preferred Shares of record on February 25, 2010 will have approximately 11.683% of their Preferred Shares redeemed. The redemption price for the Preferred Shares will be $25.00 per share.

In addition, holders of a further 911,822 Capital Shares and 455,911 Preferred Shares have deposited such shares concurrently for retraction on February 26, 2010. As a result, a total of 1,793,882 Capital Shares and 896,941 Preferred Shares, or approximately 21.201% of both classes of shares currently outstanding, will be redeemed.

Holders of Preferred Shares that are on record for dividends but have been called for redemption will be entitled to receive dividends thereon which have been declared but remain unpaid up to but not including February 26, 2010.

Payment of the amount due to holders of Preferred Shares will be made by the Company on February 26, 2010. From and after February 26, 2010 the holders of Preferred Shares that have been called for redemption will not be entitled to dividends or to exercise any right in respect of such shares except to receive the amount due on redemption.

Allbanc Split Corp. II is a mutual fund corporation created to hold a portfolio of publicly listed common shares of selected Canadian chartered banks. Capital Shares and Preferred Shares of Allbanc Split Corp. II are listed for trading on The Toronto Stock Exchange under the symbols ALB and ALB.PR.A respectively.

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SOURCE AllBanc Split Corp. II

For further information: For further information: Investor Relations, Allbanc Split Corp. II, Telephone: (416) 863-5930, E-mail: mc_allbanc2@scotiacapital.com, Web site: www.scotiamanagedcompanies.com

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