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January 23, 2014

Difference Capital Announces Successful Investor Conference


TORONTO, ONTARIO–(Marketwired – Jan. 23, 2014) – Difference Capital Financial Inc. (“DCF”) (TSX:DCF)(TSX:DCF.DB) is pleased to announce the success of its first investor conference, hosted at the Shangri-La Hotel on January 22, 2014.

The conference saw keynote presentations from DCF investee companies BuildDirect.com Technologies Inc., Vena Solutions, Thunderbird Films, Vision Critical, Bluedrop Performance Learning, Baanto International, and Virgin Gaming. Additionally, DCF’s executive team reviewed the firm’s strategy and emphasized the attractiveness of later stage private technology investing in Canada.

“Our first investor conference was a great success. The day brought together several of DCF’s portfolio companies with over 100 fund managers, investors, and top technology analysts and bankers on the street resulting in standing room only,” said Tom Astle, Head of Investment Strategy at Difference Capital.

About Difference Capital Financial Inc.

Difference Capital Financial Inc. is a publicly-listed, Toronto-based specialty finance company focused on creating shareholder value through strategic investments in, and advisory services for, growth companies, particularly in the technology, media and healthcare sectors, as well as through opportunistic investments in undervalued financial assets and real property.

Cautionary Notes

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