Vicwest Income Fund Notice of 2007 Earnings Release and Conference Call

    OAKVILLE, ON, Feb. 28 /CNW/ - Vicwest Income Fund (the "Fund") (TSX:
VIC.UN) today announced it will hold a conference call on Thursday, March 6,
2008 at 10:00 a.m. (EST) to discuss the Fund's financial results for the year
and fourth quarter ended December 31, 2007.
    A news release announcing the Fund's results will be issued prior to the
    The call will be hosted by Colin Osborne, President and Chief Executive
Officer and John Slattery, Executive Vice President and Chief Financial
Officer. Following management's presentation, there will be a question and
answer session for analysts and investors.
    To participate in the conference call, please dial in before 10:00 a.m.
EST to 416-644-3425 for local access, or 1-800-590-1508 for toll-free North
American access.
    An audio replay of the call will be available for 14 days, by dialing
416-640-1917 for local and international access or 1-877-289-8525 for
toll-free North American access, passcode 21263529 followed by the number sign
on your telephone keypad.

    About the Fund

    The Fund, headquartered in Oakville, Ontario, is one of Canada's leading
manufacturers and distributors of construction building products including
metal roofing, siding and other metal building products. The Fund fabricates
and markets these products under the Vicwest, Mercury Metals and Valley Truss
& Metal trade names. Under the Westeel trade name, the Fund is Canada's
foremost manufacturer of steel containment products for agricultural storage
of grain and fertilizer. The Fund's petroleum storage tanks and accessories
are manufactured and distributed under the trade names Westeel, Northern Steel
Industries and NSI. The Fund has 15 manufacturing facilities strategically
located throughout Canada with approximately 1,000 dedicated employees
committed to providing quality products and excellent service to customers in
domestic and international markets.

    Further information can be found in the disclosure documents filed by
Vicwest Income Fund with the securities regulatory authorities, available at and on the Fund's website

For further information:

For further information: Mr. Colin Osborne, President and CEO, (905)
469-5700; Mr. John Slattery, Executive Vice President and CFO, (905) 469-5706

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