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

Brookfield and Investment Corporation of Dubai Announce Appointment of Douglas 
Kirkman in Dubai 
DUBAI, UNITED ARAB EMIRATES -- (Marketwire) -- 02/26/13 -- 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
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
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company's most recent Management's Discussion and Analysis of
Financial Results under the heading "Business Environment and Risks." 
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Investment Corporation of Dubai
Abdulla Al Qubaisi
Operations Director
+97147071444 (FAX) 
Brookfield Asset Management Inc.
Andrew Willis
SVP, Communications and Media
(416) 369-8236
(416) 363-2856 (FAX) 
Brookfield Asset Management Inc.
Katherine Vyse
SVP, Investor Relations
(416) 369-8246
(416) 363-2856 (FAX)
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