Brookfield Asset Management Appoints Niel Thassim as Head of Its Asia Private Funds Group

Thu Feb 14, 2013 7:00am EST

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Brookfield Asset Management Inc.

February 14, 2013 - 07:00:00 AM

Brookfield Asset Management Appoints Niel Thassim as Head of Its Asia Private
Funds Group

HONG KONG, CHINA--(Marketwire - Feb. 14, 2013) - Brookfield Asset Management
Inc. (TSX:BAM.A)(NYSE:BAM)(EURONEXT:BAMA) is pleased to announce that Niel
Thassim has joined the company as head of Asia for the Private Funds Group,
based in Hong Kong. In this role, Mr. Thassim will drive fundraising for
Brookfield's private fund offerings and develop and maintain relationships
with leading investors in the region.

Mr. Thassim most recently served as a Managing Director and the head of
RREEF's Asia-Pacific Real Estate business. Prior to this, he held senior roles
within RREEF and Deutsche Bank in Australia, London and Singapore. Mr. Thassim
also held executive positions with Coopers & Lybrand, Bankers Trust, Credit
Suisse First Boston and Colonial First State Investments in Australia and the
United Kingdom.

"Brookfield has strong historic ties to Asian investors and we are delighted
that Niel has joined the firm to build on our franchise in this dynamic
region," said Leo van den Thillart, Managing Partner in Brookfield's Private
Funds Group. "Niel has proven experience in alternative asset management and
his solid institutional and consultant relationships will be integral to
establishing lasting partnerships between Brookfield and our clients."

"I am excited to be joining Brookfield, as the firm has an outstanding track
record and provides unique global investment opportunities to Asian
institutions, which are increasingly seeking top performing asset managers,"
said Mr. Thassim.

With over 100 years of experience as an owner and operator of real assets,
Brookfield offers an array of real estate, infrastructure and private equity
investment products and services. Brookfield aims to deliver reliable,
attractive, long-term total returns for the benefit of its clients by creating
value through active management.

Brookfield Asset Management Inc. is a global alternative asset manager with
approximately $150 billion in assets under management. The company has over a
100-year history of owning and operating assets with a focus on property,
renewable power, infrastructure and private equity. Brookfield has a range of
public and private investment products and services, which leverage our
expertise and experience and provide us with a competitive advantage in the
markets where we operate. Brookfield is co-listed on the New York and Toronto
Stock Exchanges under the symbol BAM and BAM.A, respectively, and on NYSE
Euronext under the symbol BAMA.

FOR FURTHER INFORMATION PLEASE CONTACT: 
Brookfield Asset Management Inc.
Andrew Willis
SVP, Communications & Media
(416) 369-8236
(416) 363-2856 (FAX)
andrew.willis@brookfield.com
www.brookfield.com
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