Brookfield and Investment Corporation of Dubai Announce Appointment of Douglas Kirkman in Dubai

Tue Feb 26, 2013 1:04pm EST

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  DUBAI, UNITED ARAB EMIRATES, Feb 26 (MARKET WIRE) --
Brookfield Asset Management Inc. (TSX:BAM.A)(NYSE:BAM)(EURONEXT:BAMA) and
Investment Corporation of Dubai announced today that they have appointed
Douglas Kirkman, Senior Vice President of the Brookfield Property Group,
as chief executive officer of ICD-Brookfield Management Limited, which
will be the manager of the ICD-Brookfield Dubai Real Estate Fund (under
formation). He will be based in Dubai.

    Prior to assuming his current position, Mr. Kirkman worked for the
Blackstone Group, where he helped set up their Indian real estate
business and led their drive into Turkey, among his other
responsibilities in their European principal investing activities.

    The ICD-Brookfield Dubai Real Estate Fund, once formed, will pursue
opportunities in the Dubai real estate sector with a particular focus on
development opportunities. The manager of the Fund is jointly owned by
Brookfield Asset Management and Investment Corporation of Dubai.

    Investment Corporation of Dubai is the investment arm of the government
of Dubai and holds stakes in more than 30 companies, including Emaar
Properties, developer of the world's largest mall and tallest tower, and
Emirates Airlines.

    Brookfield Asset Management Inc. is a global alternative asset manager
with over $175 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. It has a range of
public and private investment products and services, which leverage its
expertise and experience and provide Brookfield with a competitive
advantage in the markets where it operates. 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 more
information, please visit our website at www.brookfield.com.

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result of new information, future events or otherwise.

Contacts:
Investment Corporation of Dubai
Abdulla Al Qubaisi
Operations Director
+97147071344
+97147071444 (FAX)
abdulla.alqubaisi@icd.gov.ae

Brookfield Asset Management Inc.
Andrew Willis
SVP, Communications and Media
(416) 369-8236
(416) 363-2856 (FAX)
andrew.willis@brookfield.com

Brookfield Asset Management Inc.
Katherine Vyse
SVP, Investor Relations
(416) 369-8246
(416) 363-2856 (FAX)
katherine.vyse@brookfield.com
www.brookfield.com

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