Golden Opportunities Leads Canadian Labour Fund Sector In Increased Sales!

April 20, 2005

Release Date: April 20, 2005
Golden Opportunities Fund Inc. is pleased to report sales for the 2005 RRSP season continued the record breaking trend experienced by the Fund in every year since its inception. Golden Opportunities Fund achieved new fund sales of approximately $17 million, a 62% increase over the same period last year of $10.5 million. This year’s increase in RRSP sales takes the Fund’s overall capitalization to approximately $62 million and a shareholder base of 10,000 Saskatchewan residents.

Grant Kook, CEO and Chairman of the Fund indicates “we are extremely pleased with this year’s sales results as they confirm that the market reacts to performance and is in agreement with the strategic investments we have been making.” This marks the seventh consecutive RRSP season that Golden Opportunities has achieved increased sales over its previous year and the fourth consecutive year that Golden Opportunities Fund has been the #1 selling Labour Sponsored Fund in Saskatchewan. Based on initial industry figures, Golden Opportunities has increased their share of the Saskatchewan Labour Fund market to approximately 63%.

“This is a continued vote of confidence by hundreds of investment advisors and thousands of Saskatchewan residents for the Fund’s philosophy of a balanced and diversified investment portfolio across Saskatchewan’s leading industry sectors like oil and gas, biotechnology and value added processing.” said Grant Kook.

The Regulations that govern Saskatchewan Labour Sponsored Funds provides for a maximum annual cap on funds raised of $15 million. The Government of Saskatchewan’s cooperation to allow sales of Golden Opportunities Fund to exceed that cap confirms their recognition and commitment to venture capital in the Province of Saskatchewan, investors choice of product, and economic impact Golden Opportunities is making in the Province of Saskatchewan.

Golden Opportunities Fund is Saskatchewan’s first and largest Provincial Labour Sponsored Fund. The company has completed 53 investment transactions in 37 different Saskatchewan growth companies across a variety of industry sectors for diversification impacting thousands of jobs throughout Saskatchewan communities.

For additional information please contact Mr. Grant Kook, CEO/Chairman of the Fund at (306) 652-5557.

Saskatchewan Financial Services Commission has neither approved nor disapproved the information contained herein.