EARLY WARNING PRESS RELEASE – CROWN CAPITAL PARTNERS INC.

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TORONTO, March 10, 2022 /CNW/ – Crown Capital Partners Inc. (the “Transmitter“) (TSX:CRWN): This press release is issued by EdgePoint Investment Group Inc. (“EdgePoint“) and EdgePoint Canadian Portfolio (“EPCP“), and collectively with EdgePoint, (the “Acquirer“) as required by National Instrument 62-103 – The Early Warning System and Issues Related to Takeover Bids and Insider Reporting (“National Instrument 62-103“), with respect to the common shares (“Shares“) in the capital of the Issuer.

Following the closing of the Issuer’s substantial public tender offer, the results of which have been announced March 8, 2022 (the “To offer“), EdgePoint tendered 284,167 Issuer Shares at a price of $7.50 per share, resulting in total proceeds of $2,131,253.

Prior to the closing of the offering, EdgePoint exercised control or direction over 1,412,873 shares while EPCP beneficially owned 781,271 shares. Immediately following the closing of the offering, EdgePoint exercises control or direction over a total of 1,128,706 shares representing 19.59% of the shares now issued and outstanding, while EPCP is the beneficial and registered owner of 624,136 shares representing 10.83% of the shares now issued and outstanding. EdgePoint has control or direction but not ownership of the Shares and provides discretionary portfolio management services to various accounts, including EPCP. EPCP has not acquired ownership of any of the shares that triggered the obligation to issue and file this press release. EPCP is not an eligible institutional investor and therefore would not be permitted to file reports under the alternative monthly reporting system under Part 4 of NI 62-103 for the issuer.

The acquisition of Issuer Shares by EdgePoint, including Shares beneficially owned by EPCP, was made in the ordinary course of business and for investment purposes. EdgePoint may in the future acquire or dispose of additional Shares of the Issuer or may enter into derivative or other transactions relating to such Shares on behalf of the accounts it manages.

An alert statement will be filed by the acquirer under applicable securities laws and will be available on the issuer’s SEDAR profile at www.sedar.com. A copy of the Early Warning Report can also be obtained by contacting Sayuri Childs, EdgePoint’s Chief Compliance Officer at (416) 963-9353. EdgePoint’s corporate office is located at 150 Bloor St. West, Suite 500, Toronto, Ontario, M5S 2X9. The registered office of the Issuer is located at 700 – 2nd Street SW, Suite 19-131, Calgary, ABT2P 2W2.

SOURCE EdgePoint Investment Group Inc.

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