K-Bro Linen Income Fund announces signing of operating room linen contract extension with Capital Health in Edmonton


    EDMONTON, April 24 /CNW/ - (TSX:KBL.UN) - K-Bro Linen Income Fund (the
"Fund") and K-Bro Linen Systems Inc., the Fund's operating subsidiary
("K-Bro"), announced the signing of a contract extension to December 31, 2010
on its operating room linen contract with Capital Health. Capital Health is
part of Alberta Health Services and is one of the largest integrated health
regions in Canada providing complete health services to residents in the
greater Edmonton region and specialized services to people across central and
northern Alberta. The operating room linen contract encompasses a
comprehensive reusable linen program that initially commenced in 1996. K-Bro's
primary contract with Capital Health for the provision of general linen
services currently runs to December 31, 2010.
    "Our reusable operating linen programs are a significant part of our
business and we're very pleased to receive an extension of this important
contract", said Linda McCurdy, President and CEO. "This contract extension
allows us to continue providing Capital Health with what we believe is an
environmentally friendly program that is cost effective and provides enhanced
personnel comfort."

    Corporate Profile

    K-Bro is the largest owner and operator of laundry and linen processing
facilities in Canada. K-Bro provides a comprehensive range of general linen
and operating room linen processing, management and distribution services to
healthcare institutions, hotels and other commercial accounts. Of its total
revenue, approximately 76% is from long-term healthcare contracts with the
remaining 24% from hospitality and commercial contracts. K-Bro currently has
processing plants in six Canadian cities: Toronto, Edmonton, Calgary,
Vancouver, Victoria and Quebec City.

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    This news release contains forward-looking information that represents
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uncertainties which may cause the Fund's actual performance and financial
results in future periods to differ materially from any expectations,
estimates and beliefs of future performance or results expressed or implied by
such forward-looking statements. These risks and uncertainties include, among
other things, K-Bro's competitive environment, labour costs and stability,
utility costs, integration of acquisitions, K-Bro's dependence on long-term
contracts, the availability of future financing, the impact of the federal
government's tax changes for income trusts and such other risks and
uncertainties as described in the Fund's periodic reports filed with Canadian
securities regulatory authorities. Accordingly, unitholders and potential
investors are cautioned that events or circumstances could cause actual
results to differ materially from those discussed. The Fund does not undertake
any obligation to publicly revise these forward-looking statements to reflect
subsequent events or circumstances, except as required by applicable law.

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For further information:

For further information: Linda McCurdy, President & CEO, K-Bro Linen
Income Fund, Phone: (780) 453-5218; Doug Thomson, FCA, Vice-President & CFO,
K-Bro Linen Income Fund, Phone: (780) 453-5218

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