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OCGC Closes Its 27th Investment - Total of $60 Million Committed to Date

October 29, 2012

The Ontario Capital Growth Corporation (OCGC) is pleased to advise that it has closed its 27th investment under the Ontario Emerging Technologies Fund (OETF), and has increased the total number of conditionally approved initial investments and follow-on investments to date to 40 for a total dollar commitment of approximately $60 million.

Vive Crop Protection Inc.

OCGC has closed a co-investment in Vive Crop Protection Inc. (“Vive”), alongside an Angel Investor. Founded in 2006 and based in Toronto, Vive develops new formulations for the crop protection industry. Vive’s main focus is the formulation of crop protection active ingredients using ultra-small, water dispersible polymer particles, which enhance product performance and add convenience. These formulations give food growers the ability to increase crop yields safely while reducing the use of harmful chemical additives that are common in pesticides. To learn more about Vive Crop Protection Inc., visit www.vivecrop.com.