GMP Capital Trust declares September 2008 distribution



    TORONTO, Sept. 22 /CNW/ - GMP Capital Trust (the "Fund") announced today
a monthly cash distribution of $0.1042 per unit for the month of September
2008 to be paid on October 20, 2008, to unitholders of record as of
September 30, 2008. A cash distribution of $0.1042 per unit for the month of
September 2008 to be paid on October 20, 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. through
its private funds seeks to generate superior risk-adjusted investment returns
over the long term by executing selected investment strategies. GMP Investment
Management L.P.'s offerings are 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 website is gmpcapitaltrust.com. GMP
Capital Trust has offices in Toronto, Calgary, Montreal, Vancouver, Geneva,
Switzerland, and London, England.

    Forward-Looking Statements

    This press release may contain "forward-looking statements" (as defined
under applicable securities laws) concerning anticipated future events,
results, circumstances, performance or expectations that are not historical
facts but instead represent our beliefs, expectations, estimates and
projections regarding future events, many of which, by their nature, are
inherently uncertain and beyond our control. These statements are not
guarantees of future performance and are subject to numerous risks and
uncertainties, including those described in the Fund's regulatory filings,
which are available on the Fund's website at gmpcapitaltrust.com and on SEDAR
at sedar.com. The Fund Group's primary business activities, by their nature,
are both competitive and subject to various risks. These risks include market,
credit, liquidity, operational and regulatory risks and other risk factors
including, without limitation, variations in the value of securities, the
volatility and liquidity of equity trading markets, the volume of new
financings and mergers and acquisitions, competition in the marketplace for
suitable investments, sustainability of fees, nature and type of portfolio
company investments, ability to realize carried interest entitlements and
dependence on key personnel. Other factors, such as general economic
conditions also may have an impact on the Fund Group's results of operations.
Many of these risks and uncertainties can affect our actual results and could
cause our actual results to differ materially from those expressed or implied
in any forward-looking statement made by us or on our behalf. Except as
required by applicable law, we undertake no obligation to publicly update or
revise any forward-looking statement, whether as a result of new information,
future events or otherwise.





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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