TriNorth Board responds to shareholders and withdraws share consolidation plan



    TORONTO, June 5 /CNW/ - TriNorth Capital Inc. ("TriNorth") (TSX: TRT)
today announced that TriNorth's Board has formally withdrawn a proposal within
TriNorth's Management Information Circular to consolidate TriNorth's common
shares on a one for ten share basis.
    The Board and management became aware of shareholder resistance to the
proposal despite the rationale provided for the consolidation and the
potential advantages for both shareholders and TriNorth.
    The Board and management believe that the withdrawal of the consolidation
proposal is appropriate and responsive to shareholders.

    Important shareholder voting instructions

    It is vital you fully understand what may happen to your investment if
the Dissidents seize control of your Company. For this reason, the board urges
you to carefully read the management information circular and execute the BLUE
proxy by voting as recommended by the board of TriNorth. Voting is a very
quick and easy process that empowers you to state your position and protect
your investment, but you must act and vote your BLUE proxy to ensure your
position is recognized. Please disregard any proxy you may have received from
the Dissidents and ONLY vote the BLUE proxy.
    We believe that the depth of experience and strategic vision of the
TriNorth nominees are essential to the Company's success and makes us best
suited to lead your Company.
    If you have any questions regarding voting your BLUE proxy, please
contact Kingsdale Shareholder Services Inc., at 1-800-775-4067 (toll free) or
416-867-2272 (outside of North America).

    About TriNorth

    TriNorth is a Canadian-based investment company that invests in a
diversified portfolio of companies to generate long-term capital growth for
shareholders. TriNorth takes an active interest in its investee companies from
the earliest stages, providing strategic and financial counsel, support and
direction to assist in their growth and success. TriNorth's investment
strategy includes structuring and initiating deals focused on particular
resources, themes or regions as well as launching the development of
businesses in select industries by providing assistance with the hiring of
management teams, providing seed capital and facilitating IPOs. All investment
activities of TriNorth are managed by Lawrence Asset Management Inc, a leading
Canadian alternative investment asset manager.

    Cautionary Notes

    Except for statements of historical fact contained herein, the
information in this press release constitutes "forward-looking information"
within the meaning of Canadian securities law. Such forward-looking
information may be identified by words such as "plans", "proposes",
"estimates", "intends", "expects", "believes", "may", "will" and include
without limitation, statements regarding the stated use of proceeds; plan of
operations and comparative advantages; and benefits of this investment. There
can be no assurance that such statements will prove to be accurate; actual
results and future events could differ materially from such statements.
Factors that could cause actual results to differ materially include, among
others, regulatory risks, risks inherent in foreign operations, commodity
prices, competition, and investments having no history of operations. Most of
these factors are outside the control of the Company. Investors are cautioned
not to put undue reliance on forward-looking information. Except as otherwise
required by applicable securities statutes or regulation, the Company
expressly disclaims any intent or obligation to update publicly
forward-looking information, whether as a result of new information, future
events or otherwise.

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For further information:

For further information: Investor or Media Contact: Janet Craig,
Kingsdale Communications Inc., (416) 669-6792,
jac@kingsdalecommunications.com

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