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Crown Capital Partners Completes $25 Million Term Loan with Rokstad Holdings Corporation

CALGARY, April 29, 2019 – Crown Capital Partners Inc. (“Crown” or the “Corporation”) (TSX: CRWN), a capital partner to entrepreneurs and growth businesses, today announced the closing of a $25 million term loan (the “Agreement”) to Rokstad Holdings Corporation (“Rokstad”), a privately held company headquartered in Coquitlam, British Columbia, that provides power line construction and maintenance services to customers across North America.

Founded in 2008, Rokstad offers a full suite of power line services, including emergency and storm response, transmission and distribution line construction and maintenance and underground cable services. Rokstad is also a specialist in live line construction methods for distribution and transmission line projects. With operations throughout Canada and the United States, Rokstad has successfully grown from a mid-size contractor to one of the largest power line contractors in North America. The company’s largest markets are British Columbia, California and Arizona.

“Rokstad is a well-established business with a diversified base of large, long-standing utility customers,” said Chris Johnson, Crown’s President & CEO. “The company has experienced very strong growth over the past several years as spending has increased significantly in its sector, driven by the aging transmission and distribution infrastructure, new technology and regulatory drivers. We are pleased to support the Rokstad team as they continue to capitalize on these trends and expand their business.”

“Since the re-acquisition of the business from our former partners, we have experienced a growing pipeline of new projects and opportunities, and this new funding from Crown Capital provides additional financial strength and flexibility to support this growth,” said Aaron Rokstad, CEO.

The Agreement provides for a term loan of up to $25.0 million to Rokstad by Crown Capital Partner Funding, LP (“Crown Partners Fund”), an investment fund managed by Crown and in which Crown holds a 37% interest. The term loan matures in 60 months and includes a bonus feature based on the growth in Rokstad’s equity value.

About Crown Capital Partners (TSX:CRWN)

Founded in 2000, Crown is a leading specialty finance company that provides growth capital to a diversified group of successful mid-market companies that are seeking alternatives to banks and private equity funds. Crown provides customized solutions in the form of loans, royalties, and other structures with minimal or no ownership dilution. In addition to deploying capital as a principal investor, Crown develops, manages and co- invests in alternative investment funds, including Crown Partners Fund and Crown Capital Power Fund.

 FORWARD-LOOKING STATEMENTS

This news release contains certain “forward looking statements” and certain “forward looking information” as defined under applicable Canadian and U.S. securities laws. Forward-looking statements can generally be identified by the use of forward-looking terminology such as “may”, “will”, “expect”, “intend”, “estimate”, “anticipate”, “believe”, “continue”, “plans” or similar terminology. Forward-looking statements are based on forecasts of future results, estimates of amounts not yet determinable and assumptions that while believed by management to be reasonable, are inherently subject to significant business, economic and competitive uncertainties and contingencies. Forward-looking statements are subject to various risks and uncertainties concerning the specific factors identified in the Crown’s periodic filings with Canadian securities regulators. See Crown’s most recent annual information form for a detailed discussion of the risk factors affecting Crown. Crown undertakes no obligation to update forward-looking information except as required by applicable law. Such forward-looking information represents management’s best judgment based on information currently available. No forward-looking statement can be guaranteed and actual future results may vary materially. Accordingly, readers are advised not to place undue reliance on forward-looking statements or information.

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Notice of Crown Capital Q1 2019 Results Conference Call and Annual Meeting of Shareholders

CALGARY, April 25, 2019 – Crown Capital Partners Inc. (“Crown” or the “Corporation”) (TSX: CRWN), which provides growth capital to successful mid-market companies, today announced the details of its 2019 first quarter financial results conference call and annual meeting of shareholders, which are being held on May 7, 2019.

Q1 2019 CONFERENCE CALL

DATE:                                     Tuesday, May 7, 2019

TIME:                                      2:00 p.m. EST

DIAL IN NUMBER:                  ( 416) 764-8688 or (888) 390-0546

CONFERENCE ID:                    42237111

REPLAY:                                  (416) 764-8677 or (888) 390-0541

Available until midnight (EST) May 14, 2019

WEBCAST:                                The audio webcast can be accessed at www.crowncapital.ca under Investor Relations or at https://bit.ly/2vhntms

ANNUAL MEETING OF SHAREHOLDERS

DATE:                                     Tuesday, May 7, 2019

TIME:                                      4:00 p.m. EST

LOCATION:                            Vantage Venues, Garden Two Room, 16th Floor

150 King Street West, Toronto, Ontario

About Crown Capital Partners (TSX:CRWN)

Founded in 2000, Crown is a leading specialty finance company that provides growth capital to a diversified group of successful mid-market companies that are seeking alternatives to banks and private equity funds. Crown provides customized solutions in the form of loans, royalties, and other structures with minimal or no ownership dilution. In addition to deploying capital as a principal investor, Crown develops, manages and co- invests in alternative investment funds, including Crown Partners Fund and Crown Capital Power Fund.

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Crown Capital Partners Announces Renewal of Normal Course Issuer Bid

CALGARY, April 8, 2019 – Crown Capital Partners Inc. (“Crown” or the “Corporation”) (TSX: CRWN), a capital partner to entrepreneurs and growth businesses, today announced that it has received approval from the Toronto Stock Exchange (the “TSX”) to renew its normal course issuer bid (“NCIB”) for a 12-month period commencing April 10, 2019.

The renewed NCIB will follow the current NCIB, which ends on April 9, 2019 and under which Crown purchased 99,683 shares at a volume-weighted average price per share of $10.07 up to April 5, 2019.

Under the terms of the renewed NCIB, Crown will have the right to purchase up to 300,000 of its common shares (the “Shares”) representing approximately 5.3% of the public float and approximately 3.1% of the 9,610,827 issued and outstanding Shares as at March 31, 2019. The number of Shares that can be purchased pursuant to the renewed NCIB is subject to a daily maximum of 1,391, which is 25% of 5,565 (being the average daily trading volume for the Shares on the TSX for the six months ended March 31, 2019). Shares purchased by the Corporation pursuant to the renewed NCIB will be cancelled. Purchases made pursuant to the renewed NCIB will be made in the open market through the facilities of the TSX and alternative trading systems, if eligible. The renewed NCIB will commence on April 10, 2019 and remain in effect until the earlier of April 9, 2020, the termination of the renewed NCIB by Crown, and Crown purchasing the maximum number of Shares permitted under the renewed NCIB.

In the opinion of the Corporation’s board of directors and senior management, the renewed NCIB provides Crown with the flexibility to utilize its capital to acquire Shares from time to time under the appropriate circumstances. At December 31, 2018, Crown’s total equity per basic common share was $10.91.

ABOUT CROWN

Founded in 2000, Crown is a leading specialty finance company that provides growth capital to a diversified group of successful mid-market companies that are seeking alternatives to banks and private equity funds. Crown provides customized solutions in the form of loans, royalties, and other structures with minimal or no ownership dilution. In addition to deploying capital as a principal investor, Crown develops, manages and co- invests in alternative investment funds, including Crown Partners Fund and Crown Capital Power Fund.

FORWARD-LOOKING STATEMENTS

This news release contains certain “forward looking statements” and certain “forward looking information” as defined under applicable Canadian and U.S. securities laws. Forward-looking statements can generally be identified by the use of forward-looking terminology such as “may”, “will”, “expect”, “intend”, “estimate”, “anticipate”, “believe”, “continue”, “plans” or similar terminology. Forward-looking statements in this news release include, but are not limited to, statements, management’s beliefs, expectations or intentions regarding potential future purchases of Shares. Forward-looking statements are based on forecasts of future results, estimates of amounts not yet determinable and assumptions that while believed by management to be reasonable, are inherently subject to significant business, economic and competitive uncertainties and contingencies. Forward-looking statements are subject to various risks and uncertainties concerning the specific factors identified in the Crown’s periodic filings with Canadian securities regulators. See Crown’s most recent annual information form for a detailed discussion of the risk factors affecting Crown. In addition, Crown’s dividend policy will be reviewed from time to time in the context of the Corporation’s earnings, financial requirements for its operations, and other relevant factors and the declaration of a dividend will always be at the discretion of the board of directors of the Corporation. Crown undertakes no obligation to update forward-looking information except as required by applicable law. Such forward-looking information represents management’s best judgment based on information currently available. No forward-looking statement can be guaranteed and actual future results may vary materially. Accordingly, readers are advised not to place undue reliance on forward-looking statements or information.

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Crown Capital Partners Announces Repayment of Loan by Baylin Technologies

CALGARY, April 1, 2019 – Crown Capital Partners Inc. (“Crown”) (TSX: CRWN), a capital partner to entrepreneurs and growth businesses, today announced the full repayment by Baylin Technologies Inc. (“Baylin”) (TSX: BYL) of a loan managed by Crown.

Baylin is a diversified leading global wireless technology management company focused on research, design, development, manufacturing and sales of passive and active radio-frequency products and services. In January 2018, Crown Capital Partner Funding, LP (“Crown Partners Fund”) and two of its institutional limited partners provided a $33 million, 60-month loan to Baylin, the proceeds of which were used to acquire the radio frequency, terrestrial microwave and antenna equipment divisions of Advantech Wireless Inc. (“Advantech”).

“The Baylin team has done an outstanding job growing and diversifying its revenue base over the past year, both organically and through two acquisitions,” said Chris Johnson, President and CEO of Crown. “This performance positioned them to secure a new senior facility, and we wish the team continued success.”

Michael Wolfe, Baylin’s Chief Financial Officer, said: “The Crown Capital team had a clear understanding of Baylin’s strategy, completed their credit process in a short period of time and were supportive partners of our company.”

Baylin has prepaid this loan in full, including principal, interest and fees. The Baylin loan was held by Crown Partners Fund, an investment fund managed by Crown and in which Crown holds a 37% interest. Crown Partners Fund continues to own 620,456 Baylin common share purchase warrants.

About Crown Capital Partners (TSX:CRWN)

Founded in 2000, Crown is a leading specialty finance company that provides growth capital to a diversified group of successful mid-market companies that are seeking alternatives to banks and private equity funds. Crown provides customized solutions in the form of loans, royalties, and other structures with minimal or no ownership dilution. In addition to deploying capital as a principal investor, Crown develops, manages and co-invests in alternative investment funds, including Crown Partners Fund and Crown Capital Power Fund.

 

FORWARD-LOOKING STATEMENTS

This news release contains certain “forward looking statements” and certain “forward looking information” as defined under applicable Canadian and U.S. securities laws. Forward-looking statements can generally be identified by the use of forward-looking terminology such as “may”, “will”, “expect”, “intend”, “estimate”, “anticipate”, “believe”, “continue”, “plans” or similar terminology. Forward-looking statements are based on forecasts of future results, estimates of amounts not yet determinable and assumptions that while believed by management to be reasonable, are inherently subject to significant business, economic and competitive uncertainties and contingencies. Forward-looking statements are subject to various risks and uncertainties concerning the specific factors identified in the Crown’s periodic filings with Canadian securities regulators. See Crown’s most recent annual information form for a detailed discussion of the risk factors affecting Crown. In addition, Crown’s dividend policy will be reviewed from time to time in the context of the Corporation’s earnings, financial requirements for its operations, and other relevant factors and the declaration of a dividend will always be at the discretion of the board of directors of the Corporation. Crown undertakes no obligation to update forward-looking information except as required by applicable law. Such forward-looking information represents management’s best judgment based on information currently available. No forward-looking statement can be guaranteed and actual future results may vary materially. Accordingly, readers are advised not to place undue reliance on forward-looking statements or information.

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