Keystone North America Inc. announces August dividend



    
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    TORONTO, Aug. 20 /CNW/ - Keystone North America Inc. ("KNA") today
announced that a cash dividend of C$0.07 per common share (TSX: KNA) will be
payable on September 15, 2008 to holders of record at the close of business on
August 29, 2008, for the period beginning August 1, 2008 and ending August 31,
2008. KNA designates the dividend paid on its common shares (including the
dividend paid on the common shares represented by income participating
security ("IPS") to be an "eligible dividend" pursuant to subsection 89(14) of
the Income Tax Act (Canada) and its equivalent in any provinces of Canada.
    IPS (TSX: KNA.UN) holders of record at the close of business on
August 29, 2008, will be entitled to a payment of C$0.380735 per IPS on
September 15, 2008, for the period beginning August 1, 2008 and ending August
31, 2008, reflecting: (i) a cash dividend of C$0.07 per common share; and (ii)
an interest payment of C$0.310735 per C$25.716 aggregate principal amount of
14.5% subordinated notes of KNA.
    KNA's policy is for holders of common shares of record on the last
business day of a calendar month to receive dividend payments on the fifteenth
day (or the next business day if such day is not a business day) of the next
calendar month.

    KNA, through its subsidiaries, is a leading owner and operator of funeral
homes across the United States. KNA owns and operates funeral homes and
cemeteries across the United States and the province of Ontario, making it, in
management's estimate, the fifth largest funeral home operator in North
America.

    Forward-Looking Statement

    This press release may contain forward-looking statements relating to
expected future events and financial and operating results of KNA that involve
risks and uncertainties. These forward looking statements reflect management's
current reasonable expectations regarding future events and operating
performance and speak only as of the date of this news release. A number of
factors could cause actual results to differ materially from the results
discussed in the forward-looking statements including, among others, those
factors set out in the "Risk Factors" sections of KNA's Annual Information
Form dated March 27, 2008 and the final short form prospectus dated April 14,
2008, which are incorporated herein by reference. However, the risk factors
set out therein are not exhaustive of the factors that may affect any of KNA's
forward-looking statements. Although the forward-looking statements contained
in this news release are based upon what management believes to be reasonable
assumptions, investors cannot be assured that actual results will be
consistent with these forward-looking statements, and the differences may be
material. These assumptions, which include, management's current expectations,
estimates and assumptions about the markets KNA operates in, interest rates,
exchange rates and tax considerations may prove to be incorrect. Further
information regarding these and other factors is included in KNA's public
filings with Canadian securities regulatory authorities. Due to the potential
impact of these factors, KNA disclaims any intention or obligation to update
or revise any forward-looking statements, whether as a result of new
information, future events or otherwise, unless required by applicable law.

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For further information:

For further information: please contact Steven Tidwell, Chief Executive
Officer, (813) 225-4653 or stidwell@keystonegroup.com; Stephen Shaffer, Chief
Financial Officer, (813) 225-4654 or sshaffer@keystonegroup.com or visit our
investor website at www.keystonenorthamerica.ca.

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