Mainstreet Equity Corp. files normal course issuer bid

CALGARY, Oct. 15 /CNW/ - Mainstreet Equity Corp. ("Mainstreet" or the "Corporation") (TSX:MEQ) announces that subject to acceptance by the Toronto Stock Exchange (the "TSX"), the Corporation intends to proceed with a normal course issuer bid ("Bid"). Mainstreet purchased 913,452 common shares of the Corporation ("Common Shares") pursuant to its previous Bid which expired July 31, 2009. The maximum number of Common Shares which may be acquired by way of the current Bid is 624,000, representing approximately 10% of the outstanding Common Shares in the public float. As at September 30, 2009, there were 10,355,827 Common Shares outstanding. The average daily trading volume for the six months ended September 30, 2009, was 5,336 shares and Mainstreet is subject to a daily repurchase limit of 1,334 Common Shares. Mainstreet intends to commence the Bid on October 16, 2009 and terminate the bid on October 15, 2010.

Mainstreet's Board of Directors believes that the purchase of Common Shares pursuant to the normal course issuer bid is in the best interests of Mainstreet and its shareholders as the Common Shares may become available for purchase at prices which make them an appropriate use of Mainstreet's funds. All shares purchased under the issuer bid will be cancelled and returned to treasury. Mainstreet intends to acquire Common Shares from time to time in amounts and prices which its management believes are favourable and consistent with prudent economic and financial considerations.

Any purchases made by Mainstreet under the bid will be made through the facilities of and in accordance with the rules of the TSX.

About Mainstreet

Established in 1997, Mainstreet is a Calgary-based, growth-oriented real estate corporation focused on the acquisition, redevelopment, repositioning, and asset and property management of mid-market apartment buildings. The Corporation currently owns and operates residential rental units, including apartments and townhouses, in Vancouver/Lower Mainland (Surrey), Calgary, Edmonton, Saskatoon and Greater Toronto Area.

Mainstreet's common shares are listed on the Toronto Stock Exchange under the symbol "MEQ". There are currently 10,355,827 common shares outstanding.

Cautionary Statement Regarding Forward-Looking Statements

This news release contains forward-looking statements, including those regarding the intentions of the Corporation with respect to the Bid. Such statements are based on assumptions by and information available to the Corporation and management's best estimates of future events. Investors are cautioned that such forward-looking statements involve risks and uncertainties. Actual results may differ materially from those currently anticipated. The forward-looking statements contained herein are expressed qualified by this cautionary statement.

SOURCE Mainstreet Equity Corporation

For further information: For further information: Bob Dhillon, Chief Executive Officer, (403) 215-6063; Additional information is available at,

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