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Bulletin #0125-C

Compliance
Portus Alternative Asset Management Inc. - Additional Temporary orders

Mutual Fund Dealers Association of Canada
Association canadienne des courtiers de fonds mutuels
121 King Street West, Suite 1000, Toronto, Ontario, M5H 3T9
TEL: 416-361-6332 FAX: 416-943-1218 WEBSITE: www.mfda.ca

Contact: Karen McGuiness
BULLETIN #0125 – C

Vice-President, Compliance
February 4, 2005

Phone: 416-943-5897
E-mail:
kmcguiness@mfda.ca

MFDA Bulletin

Compliance
For Distribution to Relevant Parties within your Firm

Portus Alternative Asset Management Inc. – Additional Temporary Orders

On February 3, 2005, the MFDA issued Bulletin #0124 – C providing notice to Members of the
Temporary Order of the Ontario Securities Commission which prohibits Portus Alternative Asset
Management Inc. (“Portus”) from opening any new client accounts, or accepting any new funds
or assets for investment in respect of any existing client accounts.

The Bulletin also noted that a number of other Securities Commissions have issued similar
orders or have raised similar concerns. Members may obtain further information regarding the
specific orders and the terms and conditions imposed on Portus’ registration in different
jurisdictions by using the contact information for the provincial securities authorities contained
in our contacts and links section.

MFDA Members must cease referring clients to Portus in all jurisdictions where the terms and
conditions have been imposed.

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