Clarke Inc. announces increased investment in NB Split Corp.



    TSX:  CKI; CKI.DB; CKI.DB.A

    HALIFAX, Dec. 19 /CNW/ - Clarke Inc. ("Clarke") announces that it has
acquired 15,200 capital shares of NB Split Corp. ("NB Split") bringing its
total holdings in the capital shares of NB Split to 380,000 shares
representing approximately 12.49% of the total outstanding capital shares.
    Geosam Investments Limited ("Geosam") owns 52,645 capital shares of NB
Split representing approximately 1.73% of the total outstanding capital
shares. Taken together, the NB Split capital shares held by Clarke and Geosam
total 432,645 shares, representing approximately 14.22% of the outstanding
capital shares of NB Split. Under applicable securities legislation, Clarke
may be seen to be acting jointly or in concert with Geosam.
    The purchase of the NB Split capital shares by Clarke was made through
the facilities of the Toronto Stock Exchange for investment purposes. Clarke
may, from time to time, acquire additional capital shares of NB Split, dispose
of some or all of the existing or additional capital shares of NB Split, or
continue to hold the capital shares of NB Split in the normal course of
Clarke's investment activities.
    The issuance of this news release does not constitute an admission by
Clarke that it is acting jointly or in concert with Geosam with respect to
capital shares of NB Split.

    About Clarke

    Clarke is a Halifax-based activist and catalyst investment company with a
diversified portfolio of strategic and opportunistic investments, including
several wholly-owned subsidiaries operating in the transportation services
industry. From time to time, Clarke also participates in joint ventures when
they offer the opportunity to create shareholder value. Led by George Armoyan
and an entrepreneurial team of professionals focused on uncovering and
creating value, Clarke invests in undervalued businesses and participates
actively where necessary to enhance performance and increase returns. In 2006
alone, Clarke delivered a shareholder return on investment, including
dividends, of 33%. Clarke's securities trade on the Toronto Stock Exchange
(CKI, CKI.DB; CKI.DB.A); for more information about Clarke Inc., please visit
our website at www.clarkeinc.com.
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For further information:

For further information: Melinda Lee, Vice President Investments, Clarke
Inc., (902) 442-3420, Fax: (902) 423-4001


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