Clarke Inc. Announces Investment in NB Split Corp.



    HALIFAX, Sept. 18 /CNW/ - Clarke Inc. ("Clarke") announces that it has
acquired 5,800 capital shares of NB Split Corp. ("NB Split") bringing its
total holdings in the capital shares of NB Split to 257,200 capital shares
representing approximately 8.45% 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. Under applicable securities legislation, Clarke may be seen to be
acting jointly or in concert with Geosam. Taken together, the NB Split capital
shares held by Clarke and Geosam total 309,845 capital shares, representing
approximately 10.18% of the outstanding capital shares of NB Split.
    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 Inc. is the Halifax-based parent company of a number of
wholly-owned operating companies and divisions, and is an activist catalyst
investor with a diversified portfolio of strategic and opportunistic
investments. Clarke's operating companies are in the transportation services
business. 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, 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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