Melcor Developments Ltd., EDMONTON AB (TSX:MRD) Announces Material Gain on Sale



    EDMONTON, July 15 /CNW/ - The Company announces the sale of Crowfoot West
Business Centre, a recently completed 113,500 sq. ft. office building in
northwest Calgary, Alberta. The transaction closed on July 15, 2008 at a sale
price of $49,675,000.00 to an institutional buyer.
    The Company made the strategic decision to sell this attractive income
property to reduce debt levels, generate earnings, enhance the Company's cash
position and redeploy capital to other strategic opportunities. Melcor
continues its planned objective to create value for shareholders through the
development of income producing properties.
    The sale of this asset will generate a material gain of approximately
$0.60 per share and will be included in the third quarter financial results of
the Company. The earnings are expected to support the Company's financial
results in a year of reduced residential land sales as residential markets
adjust from the overheated conditions of the prior two years.
    The Company is expected to release second quarter earnings at the close
of markets on July 30, 2008.

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For further information:

For further information: Business Contact, Ralph B. Young, President &
CEO, Melcor Developments Ltd., info@melcor.ca, Tel: (780) 423-6931, Fax: (780)
426-1796; Investor Relations, Michael D. Shabada, C.A., Vice-President,
Finance & CFO, Melcor Developments Ltd., info@melcor.ca, Tel: (780) 945-2819,
Fax: (780) 426-1796

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