Pension fund clients of Shell Asset Management Company B.V. acquire 74,000,000 common shares of Azure Dynamic Corporation through participation in offering

    RIJSWIJK, The Netherlands, Aug. 29 /CNW/ - Shell Asset Management Company
B.V. ("SAMCo") today announced that SAMCo has acquired control and direction
over 74,000,000 common shares ("Common Shares") of Azure Dynamics Corporation
("Azure") issued to three pension funds whose assets are managed by SAMCo at a
purchase price of Cdn.$0.25 per Common Share, or Cdn.$18,500,000 in the
aggregate, pursuant to Azure's previously announced private placement offering
(the "Offering").
    SAMCo is the asset manager of three pension funds (the "Pension Funds"),
which acquired 27,750,000, 18,500,000 and 27,500,000 Common Shares,
respectively, under the Offering.  Accordingly, upon completion of the
Offering, the Pension Funds collectively exercise ownership over, and SAMCo
exercises discretion and control on their behalf over, an aggregate of
74,000,000 Common Shares. On completion of the Offering and based on a total
of 379,376,177 Common Shares outstanding as at August 27, 2008 (as disclosed
by Azure to SAMCo), the percentage of Common Shares controlled by SAMCo on
behalf of the Pension Funds is 19.5% of the issued and outstanding Common
Shares of Azure as at August 27, 2008.
    On behalf of the Pension Funds SAMCo acquired control and direction over
the 74,000,000 Common Shares acquired by the Pension Funds pursuant to the
Offering for investment purposes only.  SAMCo may in the future take such
actions on behalf of the Pension Funds in respect of its holdings of Common
Shares of Azure as it deems appropriate in light of circumstances then
existing and in the interests of the Pension Funds, including the acquisition
or disposition of Common Shares of Azure. On behalf of the Pension Funds SAMCo
may from time to time acquire additional Common Shares in the open market or
in privately negotiated transactions, subject to (i) availability of Common
Shares at prices deemed favourable, (ii) Azure's business or financial
condition and (iii) other factors and conditions SAMCo deems appropriate. In
addition, SAMCo may on behalf of the Pension Funds formulate other purposes,
plans or proposals regarding Azure or any of its securities to the extent
deemed advisable in light of general investment and trading policies, market
conditions or other factors.
    The issuance of this news release is not an admission that any entity
named in this news release is a joint actor with any other entity named in
this news release.

    About SAMCo

    SAMCo is a Netherlands-based asset manager for a number of pension funds.
SAMCo is registered as an asset manager with The Netherlands Authority for the
Financial Markets ("Autoriteit Financiele Markten") pursuant to the Act  on
the Financial Supervision ("Wet financieel toezicht"). SAMCo is a private
limited liability company organized under the laws of The Netherlands, having
its seat in The Hague, with its principal place of business at the Sir Winston
Churchilllaan 366h Rijswijk, The Netherlands.

For further information:

For further information: including a copy of the early warning report
that will be filed by SAMCo pursuant to applicable Canadian securities laws,
contact: Shell Asset Management Company B.V., Attn. Legal Department, P.O. Box
65, 2501 CN The Hague, The Netherlands, +31 70 3199 298

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