GMP Capital Trust declares March 2008 distribution



    TORONTO, March 20 /CNW/ - GMP Capital Trust (the "Fund") announced today
a monthly cash distribution of $0.14 per unit for the month of March 2008 to
be paid on April 18, 2008, to unitholders of record as of March 31, 2008. A
cash distribution of $0.14 per unit for the month of March 2008 to be paid on
April 18, 2008, was also declared to holders of the Class B limited partner
units of Griffiths McBurney L.P.

    ABOUT GMP CAPITAL TRUST

    GMP Capital Trust carries on business through the following principal
entities: GMP Securities L.P., Griffiths McBurney Corp., GMP Securities Europe
LLP, GMP Private Client L.P., EdgeStone Capital Partners, L.P. and GMP
Investment Management L.P. GMP Securities L.P. is a leading independent
Canadian investment dealer focused on investment banking and institutional
equities for corporate clients and institutional investors. GMP Securities
L.P. can be found on the web at gmpsecurities.com. Griffiths McBurney Corp.
services institutional clients in the United States while GMP Securities
Europe LLP provides investment banking and institutional equity services to
clients located in Europe. GMP Private Client L.P. is a full-service
investment firm focused on high-net-worth private investors that provides
wealth preservation, income and growth strategies delivered by seasoned
investment advisors. GMP Private Client L.P. can be found on the web at
gmpprivateclient.com. EdgeStone Capital Partners, L.P. is one of Canada's
leading private equity firms, providing capital, strategic direction and
business and financial advice to help promising mid-market and early stage
companies achieve their full potential. EdgeStone Capital Partners, L.P. can
be found on the web at edgestone.com. GMP Investment Management L.P. will seek
to generate long-term risk-adjusted investment returns through the execution
of selected investment strategies. GMP Investment Management L.P.'s offerings
will be aimed at both high net worth individuals and institutional investors.
GMP Capital Trust is listed on the Toronto Stock Exchange under the symbol
GMP.UN. The Fund's website is located at gmpcapitaltrust.com. The Fund has
offices in Toronto, Calgary, Montreal, Vancouver, Geneva, Switzerland and
London, England.





For further information:

For further information: GMP Capital Trust: Rocco Colella, Director,
Investor Relations, 145 King Street West, Suite 300, Toronto, Ontario, M5H
1J8, Tel: (416) 941-0894, Fax: (416) 943-6175, rcolella@gmpsecurities.com,
alternatively: investorrelations@gmpcapitaltrust.com


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