President Bill Clinton and Frank Giustra to Host CGSGI Event in Toronto

    Clinton Giustra Sustainable Growth Initiative to Launch Sustainable
    Development Projects in Latin America

    NEW YORK, Feb. 29 /CNW/ - Former U.S. President Bill Clinton and Frank
Giustra, president of the Radcliffe Foundation, will host a special evening in
support of the Clinton Giustra Sustainable Growth Initiative (CGSGI) this
Saturday, March 1, 2008, at the Westin Harbour Castle Convention Centre.
    Established by Bill Clinton and Frank Giustra in June 2007, the Clinton
Giustra Sustainable Growth Initiative is an innovative partnership between the
Clinton Foundation, the private sector, governments, local communities and
NGOs created to increase the effectiveness, impact, scale and sustainability
of social and economic development efforts in countries where the natural
resource industries are an important part of the economy.
    The Clinton Giustra Sustainable Growth Initiative focuses its efforts in
Latin America and other parts of the developing world. It will identify
opportunities to assist local leaders in addressing social, economic, and
environmental issues through sustainable and scalable economic development
projects with an emphasis on long term job creation and income generation. The
goal of CGSGI is to help alleviate poverty in the developing world and the
Initiative will build on the Clinton Foundation's successful record of
implementing similar development initiatives worldwide.
    There are over 2,000 listed mining companies around the world with a
combined estimated market capitalization in excess of $1 million. CGSGI will
work with companies, governments, and non-governmental organizations to
strengthen health, education, and other basic services and grow local
businesses that create jobs and increase incomes in communities in which
mining operations exist, to help sustain local prosperity and growth long
after mines are closed. Frank Giustra has pledged a minimum of $100 million to
the effort, as well as one half of all of his future earnings from his work in
the natural resources sector.

    What:     Clinton Giustra Sustainable Growth Initiative Project Launch

    Who:      President Clinton and Frank Giustra

    Where:    Westin Harbour Castle Convention Centre
              Toronto, Canada

    When:     March 1, 2008
              (xxx)Press access: 9:00 PM(xxx)

       (xxx)NOTE: Due to space limitations, the event will be open to
             print media only during remarks by President Clinton
                           and Frank Giustra.(xxx)

        (xxx)Please RSVP to Katherine Holmes at
                     by 4:00 PM, Friday, February 29(xxx)

         (xxx)A live video feed will be available for broadcast via
         satellite. To access, a PEGAD will be left on CFTO TX 5 at
            the Toronto TOC between 2100 - 2300 ET. For questions
         regarding transmission, please contact the CTV News Resource
                         desk at 416.332.7336.(xxx)

For further information:

For further information: Clinton Foundation Press Office, (212)
348-0360; Katherine Holmes, Holmes Creative Communications,, (416) 628-5604

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