GMP Capital Trust declares August distribution

    TORONTO, Aug. 20 /CNW/ - GMP Capital Trust (the "Fund") announced today a
monthly cash distribution of $0.125 per unit for the month of August 2007 to
be paid on September 20, 2007, to unitholders of record as of August 31, 2007.
The Fund's units trade on the Toronto Stock Exchange under the symbol GMP.UN.
A cash distribution of $0.125 per unit for the month of August 2007 to be paid
on September 20, 2007, was also declared to holders of the Class B limited
partner units of Griffiths McBurney L.P.


    GMP Capital Trust carries on business through the following principal
entities: GMP Securities L.P., Griffiths McBurney Corp., GMP Securities Europe
LLP, GMP Private Client L.P. and EdgeStone Capital Partners, L.P. GMP
Securities L.P. is a leading independent Canadian investment dealer focused on
investment banking and institutional equities for corporate clients and
institutional investors. GMP Securities L.P. can be found on the web at Griffiths McBurney Corp. services institutional clients in
the United States while GMP Securities Europe LLP provides investment banking
and institutional equity services to clients located in Europe. GMP Private
Client L.P. is a full-service investment firm focused on high-net-worth
private investors that provides wealth preservation, income and growth
strategies delivered by seasoned investment advisors. GMP Private Client L.P.
can be found on the web at EdgeStone Capital Partners,
L.P. is one of Canada's leading private equity firms, providing capital,
strategic direction and business and financial advice to help promising
mid-market and early stage companies achieve their full potential. EdgeStone
Capital Partners, L.P. can be found on the web at GMP Capital
Trust is listed on the Toronto Stock Exchange under the symbol GMP.UN. The
website is GMP Capital Trust has offices in Toronto,
Calgary, Montreal, Vancouver, Geneva and London.

    Forward-Looking Statements

    This press release may contain "forward-looking statements" (as defined
under applicable securities laws) concerning anticipated future events,
results, circumstances, performance or expectations that are not historical
facts but instead represent our beliefs, expectations, estimates and
projections regarding future events, many of which, by their nature, are
inherently uncertain and beyond our control. These statements are not
guarantees of future performance and are subject to numerous risks and
uncertainties, including those described in the Fund's regulatory filings,
which are available on the Fund's website at and on SEDAR
at The Fund Group's primary business activities, by their nature,
are both competitive and subject to various risks. These risks include market,
credit, liquidity, operational and regulatory risks and other risk factors
including, without limitation, variations in the value of securities, the
volatility and liquidity of equity trading markets, the volume of new
financings and mergers and acquisitions, competition in the marketplace for
suitable investments, sustainability of fees, nature and type of portfolio
company investments, ability to realize carried interest entitlements and
dependence on key personnel. Other factors, such as general economic
conditions also may have an impact on the Fund Group's results of operations.
Many of these risks and uncertainties can affect our actual results and could
cause our actual results to differ materially from those expressed or implied
in any forward-looking statement made by us or on our behalf. Except as
required by applicable law, we undertake no obligation to publicly update or
revise any forward-looking statement, whether as a result of new information,
future events or otherwise.

For further information:

For further information: GMP Capital Trust, Investor Relations, 145 King
Street West, Suite 300, Toronto, Ontario, M5H 1J8, Tel: (416) 367-8600, Fax:
(416) 941-0839,

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