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C.A. Bancorp Inc. Reports Second Quarter 2014 Financial Results

TORONTO, ONTARIO -- (Marketwired) -- 08/14/14 -- C.A. Bancorp Inc. ("C.A. Bancorp" or the "Company") (TSX: BKP) today announced its financial results for the three and six months ended June 30, 2014.

Financial Highlights

For the three months ended June 30, 2014, the Company reported:

Net loss of $35,000 or $0.01 per share based on the weighted average outstanding shares of 6,528,670 compared to net income of $453,000 or $0.04 per share for the second quarter of 2013 based on the weighted average outstanding shares of 12,269,280.

For the six months ended June 30, 2014, the Company reported:

Net income of $351,000 or $0.04 per share based on the weighted average outstanding shares of 9,383,117 compared to net income of $107,000 or $0.01 per share for the first six months of 2013 based on the weighted average outstanding shares of 12,269,280.

As at June 30, 2014, the Company's:

--  Cash and cash equivalents totaled $17.0 million or $3.21 per share;

--  Investments were valued at $3.9 million or $0.73 per share;

--  Shareholders' equity (or net book value1) was $21.3 million or $4.02 per

Statement of Operations Highlights

                                Three months ended June    Six months ended
                                                    30,            June 30,
In C$ thousands except per share       2014        2013    2014        2013
Revenue                          $      134  $      463  $  397  $      905
Net results of investments                -         231     493         327
Expenses                               (169)       (241)   (539)     (1,125)
Net earnings/(loss)                     (35) $      453  $  351  $      107
Net earnings/(loss) per share    $    (0.01) $     0.04  $ 0.04  $     0.01
 1  Net book value per share is a non-IFRS financial measure and is
calculated as total shareholders' equity under International Financial
Reporting Standards (IFRS) divided by the number of common shares
outstanding as at June 30, 2014 and as at December 31, 2013. See the
cautionary statement regarding use of Non-IFRS financial measures at the end
of this release.

The $493,000 net results of investments for 2014 includes the realized gain on the sale of the Company's interests in Digital Payment Technologies in January 2014 for proceeds of $15,257,000. At the end of the second quarter, funds remained in escrow until July 31, 2013 in an estimated amount of $585,585. An amount of $661,209 representing funds held in escrow with adjustments was received by the Company subsequent to quarter end in August 2014.

Balance Sheet Highlights

                                                         June 30,   December
In C$ millions except per share amounts                      2014   31, 2013
Cash and marketable securities                         $     17.0 $     26.3
Investments in private entities                               3.9       18.8
Other assets                                                  0.5        0.3
Total Assets                                           $     21.4 $     45.4
Total Liabilities                                             0.1        0.1
Total Shareholders' Equity                             $     21.3 $     45.3
Number of shares outstanding (millions)                       5.3       12.3
Net book value per share                               $     4.02 $     3.69

Insurance Joint Venture

On July 21, 2014, the Company and Federated National Holding Company, an insurance holding company, announced an agreement to form a new Florida-based property and casualty insurance carrier (the "Joint Venture") to be named Monarch National Insurance Company.

Substantial Issuer Bid

On April 15, 2014, the Company completed a substantial issuer bid, repurchasing 6,965,273 shares or 56.8% of the shares issued at $3.50 per share for total consideration of $24,378,000.

CEO and CFO Appointments

Effective the date hereof, Colin King has been formally appointed as Chief Executive Officer of the Company and Paul Van Damme has been formally appointed as Chief Financial Officer of the Company. Mr. King and Mr. Van Damme were previously acting in the capacities of their respective positions.

Address Change

The Company has changed its address from 225 MacPherson Avenue, Suite 201, Toronto Ontario, M4V 1A1 to 365 Bay Street, Suite 800, Toronto, Ontario, M5H 2V1.

Financial Information

For a comprehensive review of the Company's results, shareholders are encouraged to read the Company's June 30, 2014 condensed interim financial statements and accompanying Management's Discussion and Analysis, copies of which will be available on the Company's website at and on SEDAR at

C.A. Bancorp Inc.

C.A. Bancorp is a publicly traded Canadian merchant bank and alternative asset manager with a primary focus on the insurance industry.

Caution Regarding Forward-Looking Information

This release includes certain forward-looking statements. Forward-looking statements generally can be identified by the use of forward-looking terminology such as "may", "will", "expect", "intend", "estimate", "anticipate", "believe", "should", "plans" or "continue" or the negative thereof or variations thereon or similar terminology. Although the Company believes that the expectations reflected in such forward-looking statements are reasonable, it can give no assurance that such expectations will prove to be correct. These forward-looking statements are subject to a number of risks and uncertainties. Actual results could differ materially from those anticipated in these forward-looking statements. Reference should be made to the risk factors in the Company's 2013 Annual Information Form, in the Management's Discussion and Analysis for the three months ended March 31, 2014 and in our other filings with Canadian securities regulators. Additional important factors that could cause actual results to differ materially from expectations include, among other things, general economic and market factors, competition, interest rates, tax related matters, loss of personnel, reliance on key personnel, ability of the Company to generate positive future returns for investors, ability of the Company to execute its strategies from time to time; the receipt of any regulatory approvals or consents required from time to time. This news release makes reference to the net book value per share which is a non-IFRS financial measure. The Company calculates the net book value per share as it believes it to be an important metric that shareholders use and frequently request and refer to because shareholders often view the Company as an holding company of investments in private entities. Net book value is a non-IFRS financial measure that does not have any standardized meaning prescribed by International Financial Reporting Standards and therefore it is unlikely to be comparable to similar measures presented by other issuers. This classification is not an IFRS measure and should not be considered either in isolation of, or as a substitute for, measures prepared in accordance with IFRS.

Cautionary Statement Regarding the Valuation of Investments in Private Entities

In the absence of an active market for its investments in private entities, fair values are determined by management using the appropriate valuation methodologies after considering the history and nature of the business, operating results and financial conditions, the outlook and prospects, the general economic, industry and market conditions, capital market and transaction market conditions, contractual rights relating to the investment, public market comparables, private market transactions multiples and, where applicable, other pertinent considerations. The process of valuing investments for which no active market exists is inevitably based on inherent uncertainties and the resulting values may differ from values that would have been used had an active market existed. The amounts at which the Company's investments in private entities could be disposed of may differ from the fair value assigned and the differences could be material. Estimated costs of disposition are not included in the fair value determination.

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