Canaccord Capital Inc. to renew normal course issuer bid

    VANCOUVER, Dec. 24 /CNW/ - Canaccord Capital Inc. ("Canaccord" or the
"Company") (CCI: TSX and AIM) today announced the renewal of its normal course
issuer bid to purchase up to 2,391,753 of its common shares through the
facilities of the TSX.
    The purchase of common shares under the normal course issuer bid will
enable the Company to acquire shares for cancellation and/or for resale to new
employees, existing employees, its clients and clients of Canaccord's
    The shares that may be repurchased represent 5.0% of the Company's
outstanding common shares. As of December 21, 2007, there were 47,835,051
common shares of the Company issued and outstanding. For the one year period
from December 23, 2006, the Company did not purchase any shares in the normal
course issuer bid announced on December 22, 2006, but the Company, through a
wholly owned subsidiary, did acquire 6,121 common shares in an exempt purchase
as an adjustment of the number of shares issued for the acquisition of Adams
Harkness Financial Group, Inc. and 79,149 common shares through wholly owned
subsidiaries, in exempt offers to former employees in accordance with
pre-existing contractual arrangements. In addition, the trustee of the
employee benefit trust established for the purposes of the Company's Long Term
Incentive Plan (LTIP) did purchase 1,253,366 common shares through the
facilities of the TSX at an average price of $18.62 per share.
    Purchases under the normal course issuer bid are expected to be able to
commence on December 31, 2007, and will continue for one year (to December 30,
2008). The amount and timing of any such purchases will be determined by
Canaccord. All purchases will be subject to the company's normal trading
blackouts and the availability of shares for purchase. The daily purchases are
limited to 50,957 common shares of the Company (which is 25% of the average
daily trading volume of common shares of the Company on the TSX in the six
calendar months from June to November 2007). To fulfill its regulatory
reporting requirements in Canada and in the UK, when actively repurchasing
shares, Canaccord will issue a press release with an updated report on the
shares repurchased at a minimum of every two weeks and will immediately issue
a press release if more than 1% of its issued and outstanding common shares
are repurchased for cancellation on any one day.


    Through its principal subsidiaries, Canaccord Capital Inc. (TSX & AIM:
CCI) is a leading independent, full-service investment dealer in Canada with
capital markets operations in the United Kingdom and the United States of
America. Canaccord is publicly traded on both the Toronto Stock Exchange and
AIM, a market operated by the London Stock Exchange. Canaccord has operations
in two of the principal segments of the securities industry: private client
services and capital markets. Together, these operations offer a wide range of
complementary investment products, brokerage services and investment banking
services to Canaccord's private, institutional and corporate clients.
Canaccord has approximately 1,689 employees worldwide in 30 offices, including
23 Private Client Services offices located across Canada. Canaccord Adams, the
international capital markets division, has operations in Toronto, London,
Boston, Vancouver, New York, Calgary, Montreal, San Francisco, Houston and

For further information:

For further information: North America Media: Scott Davidson, Managing
Director, Global Head of Marketing & Communications, Phone: (416) 869-3875,
email:; For investor relations inquiries contact:
Katherine Young, Vice President, Investor Relations, Phone: (604)643-7013,
email:; London Media: Bobby Morse or Ben Willey,
Buchanan Communications (London), Phone: +44 (0) 207-466-5000, email:; Nominated Adviser and Broker: Mark Dickenson,
Landsbanki Securities (UK) Limited, Phone: +44 (0) 207-426-9586, email:

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