Clarke Announces Appointment of New Director


    HALIFAX, Aug. 6 /CNW/ - The Board of Directors of Clarke Inc. ("Clarke")
announced today that Marie Mullally has been appointed to Clarke's Board.
Currently the President and Chief Executive Officer of Nova Scotia Gaming
Corporation, Ms. Mullally is also a member of a number of public sector,
private and not for profit boards.
    George Armoyan, Executive Chairman of Clarke, said "I am delighted to
welcome Marie Mullally to the Clarke Board. Given her breadth of experience in
management and financial matters she will be a strong addition".
    Prior to joining Nova Scotia Gaming Corporation, Ms. Mullally held
several senior positions within Nova Scotia's public sector, including the
Registrar of Motor Vehicles and the creator of the Access Nova Scotia service
delivery model.
    Ms. Mullally has received both Bachelor of Commerce and Master of
Business Administration degrees - where she ranked first in her class of 100
graduates - from Dalhousie University. In 2007 Ms. Mullally was named a fellow
of the Institute of Chartered Accountants in Nova Scotia and in 2008 the
Institute named Ms. Mullally Chartered Accountant of the Year.

    About Clarke

    Halifax-based Clarke Inc., led by an entrepreneurial team of investment
professionals, is an activist and catalyst investment company that creates
shareholder value by identifying businesses with the potential for improved
performance, and working actively to uncover the value.
    Clarke's securities trade on the Toronto Stock Exchange (CKI, CKI.DB,
CKI.DB.A); for more information about Clarke Inc., please visit our website at

    Note on Forward Looking Statements

    This press release may contain or refer to certain forward-looking
statements relating, but not limited to, the Company's expectations,
intentions, plans and beliefs with respect to the Company. Often, but not
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respect to the composition of the Board of Directors of Clarke.
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other factors that could cause the actual results of the Company to be
materially different from the historical results or from any future results
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    Although the Company has attempted to identify important factors that
could cause actual actions, events or results or cause actions, events or
results not to be estimated or intended, there can be no assurance that
forward-looking statements will prove to be accurate as actual results and
future events could differ materially from those anticipated in such
statements. Other than as required by applicable Canadian securities laws, the
Company does not update or revise any such forward-looking statements to
reflect events or circumstances after the date of this document or to reflect
the occurrence of unanticipated events. Accordingly, readers should not place
undue reliance on forward-looking statements.
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For further information:

For further information: Rob Normandeau, President and Chief Operating
Officer, Clarke Inc., (902) 442-0345, Fax: (902) 423-4001

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