Arbor Memorial Services Inc. announced today its results for the year ended October 31, 2007



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    TORONTO, Dec. 20 /CNW/ - Arbor Memorial Services Inc. announced today its
results for the year ended October 31, 2007.

    
                                        Three months ended      Year ended
                                            October 31          October 31
                                           ($Millions)         ($Millions)
                                          2007    2006(1)     2007    2006(1)
                                          ----    -------     ----    -------
    Revenue                               58.1      55.2     229.3     213.5
    Earnings before interest expense
     and income taxes                      7.7       8.3      35.9      33.8
    Net earnings from continuing
     operations                            4.3       4.6      20.6      19.3
    Net earnings                           2.7       4.2      19.3      19.2
    Basic and diluted earnings per share
     from continuing operations ($)       0.41      0.44      1.94      1.82
    Basic and diluted earnings per
     share ($)                            0.25      0.39      1.82      1.81

    (1) Restated to conform with current year's presentation for discontinued
        operations.
    

    Net earnings in the fourth quarter of 2007 decreased by $1.5 million or
35.7% to $2.7 million and earnings per share decreased by $0.14 to $0.25 per
share. The decrease in earnings was mainly due to an increase in after-tax
impairment provisions of $1.7 million, of which $0.9 million related to
discontinued operations, and an increase in after-tax termination expenses of
$0.5 million.
    Net earnings in 2007 increased by 0.9% to $19.3 million and earnings per
share in 2007 increased by $0.01 to $1.82 per share. Net earnings were
affected by an increase in after-tax impairment provisions of $1.7 million, of
which $0.9 million related to discontinued operations, and an increase in
after-tax termination expenses of $1.7 million.

    Arbor Memorial Services Inc. owns 41 cemeteries, 27 crematoria, 4
reception centres located on cemetery premises and 91 funeral homes in eight
provinces of Canada.

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For further information:

For further information: Brian D. Snowdon, President and Chief Executive
Officer, Laurel L. Ancheta, Vice-President and Chief Financial Officer, Phone:
(416) 763-4531

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