Urbana Corporation Announces Closing of Over-Allotment Option



    TORONTO, Aug. 1 /CNW/ - Urbana Corporation ("Urbana") (TSX: URB., URB.A,
URB.WT, URB.WT.A) today announced the closing of the over-allotment option
whereby Blackmont Capital Inc., on behalf of the syndicate of agents including
CIBC World Markets Inc., National Bank Financial Inc., Raymond James Ltd., TD
Securities Inc., BMO Nesbitt Burns Inc., Scotia Capital Inc., HSBC Securities
(Canada) Inc., Wellington West Capital Inc. and GMP Securities L.P., exercised
the over-allotment option granted to them in connection with Urbana's
previously announced offering of units (the "Units"), which closed on July 12,
2007. Each Unit consisted of one non-voting Class A share ("Non-Voting Class A
Share") in the capital of Urbana and one-half of one Series A Non-Voting Class
A Share purchase warrant (each whole warrant, a "Warrant"). Each whole Warrant
entitles the holder to purchase one Non-Voting Class A Share at an exercise
price of $3.75 until July 12, 2009. The Units separated into Non-Voting Class
A Shares and Warrants immediately upon closing of the offering.
    The over-allotment option was exercised and resulted in the sale of an
additional 1,192,395 Non-Voting Class A Shares and an additional 596,197
Warrants, at a price of $3.05 per Non-Voting Class A Share and $0.05 per
one-half Warrant, for gross proceeds of $3,696,424.
    Caldwell Investment Management Ltd., which acts as investment manager for
Urbana, is wholly owned by Caldwell Financial Ltd. ("Caldwell Financial").
Caldwell Financial owns 40% of Urbana's common shares, 300,000 Non-Voting
Class A shares and 150,000 warrants and is controlled by Thomas S. Caldwell,
the President of Urbana. Thomas S. Caldwell beneficially owns directly or
indirectly 965,927 common shares of Urbana representing 9.7% of Urbana's
outstanding common shares and exercises control or direction over the
4,000,000 common shares of Urbana owned by Caldwell Financial through his
interest in Caldwell Financial. In total, Thomas S. Caldwell owns and
exercises control or direction over approximately 49.7% of Urbana's common

    Forward-Looking Statements
    Certain statements in this press release constitute "forward-looking"
statements that involve known and unknown risks, uncertainties and other
factors which may cause the actual results, performance or achievements of
Urbana to be materially different from any future results, performance or
achievements expressed or implied by such forward-looking statements. There is
no assurance that Urbana will find suitable investments for the proceeds or
that any investments will be profitable.  Unless required by applicable
securities law, Urbana does not assume any obligation to update these
forward-looking statements.

For further information:

For further information: Elizabeth Naumovski, Investor Relations at
(416) 595-9106.

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