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Altus Group Reports Fourth Quarter and Full Year 2013 Financial Results

Altus Group Completes Successful Year Delivering Strong Overall Results

TORONTO, ONTARIO -- (Marketwired) -- 02/25/14 -- Altus Group Limited ("Altus Group" or "the Company") (TSX:AIF) today announced financial and operating results for the fourth quarter and full year ended December 31, 2013. In addition, the Company today adopted Advance Notice By-law No 2.

Financial Highlights for Full Year 2013:


--  Revenues were $324.4 million, up 0.6% year-over-year; excluding the
    impact of businesses sold or closed, revenues rose 2.7%.  
--  Adjusted EBITDA was $57.4 million, up 12.2% from the same period last
    year. 
--  Global Asset and Investment Management strategy established and
    building: 
    --  Robust performance from ARGUS Software, as revenues rose 29.1% year-
        over-year to $38.9 million. Adjusted EBITDA rose 223.3% to $11.5
        million, as compared to the same period last year.  
    --  North America RVA performance was strong, as revenues were $77.4
        million, rising 9.6% from the same period in 2012. Adjusted EBITDA
        was $19.8 million, up 27.2% year-over-year. 
--  North America Property Tax revenues were $63.9 million, rising 20.2%
    year-over-year. Adjusted EBITDA grew 2.3% to $13.6 million. 
--  Adjusted basic earnings per share were $1.14 for the year, as compared
    to $0.95 in 2012. 

Financial Highlights for Q4 2013:


--  Revenues were $89.6 million, up 11.0% as compared to the same period in
    2012.  
--  Adjusted EBITDA was $16.7 million, up 41.6% year-over-year. 
--  Global Asset and Investment Management strategy continued to deliver
    results: 
    --  Record quarterly performance from ARGUS Software, as revenues rose
        41.5% year-over-year to $11.2 million. Adjusted EBITDA rose 160.5%
        to $3.3 million, as compared to the same period last year.  
    --  North America RVA performance was steady, as revenues were $20.6
        million, rising 1.7% from the same period in 2012. Adjusted EBITDA
        was $4.4 million, down 7.4% year-over-year. 
--  North America Property Tax revenues were $18.5 million, rising 37.1%
    year-over-year. Adjusted EBITDA rose 18.5% to $2.3 million, as compared
    to the same period last year. 
--  Geomatics delivered a record quarter with revenues of $19.8 million up
    8.2% year-over-year. Adjusted EBITDA was $3.4 million, up 79.1%. 
--  Adjusted basic earnings per share were $0.31 for the quarter, as
    compared to $0.30 in 2012. 
--  Declared dividends of $0.15 per common share. 

"We are pleased with the very strong finish in each of our business units," said Robert Courteau, Chief Executive Officer, Altus Group. "2013 was a successful year as we implemented operational improvements in our core businesses, strengthened our balance sheet and developed our strategic agenda. Through our highly talented team of professionals, differentiated service offerings, software and data solutions, we will now expand our focus on servicing the needs of our global clients."

2013 Key Operational and Business Highlights:


--  Completed the public offering of 3,507,500 common shares at a price of
    $13.15 per common share, for total gross proceeds of $46.1 million. 
    
--  Initiated Global Asset and Investment Management strategy. 
    
--  Completed the partial sale of our investment in Real Matters for net
    consideration of $2.6 million and recorded a total gain of $3.6 million,
    comprised of $1.3 million for the partial sale and $2.3 million for the
    deemed disposal of our investment due to the equity raise by Real
    Matters. 
    
--  Sold our 100% interest in Altus Residential Limited to Real Matters for
    consideration of $8.2 million. 
    
--  Acquired Complex Property Advisors Corporation ("CPAC"), a leading
    provider of appraisal and specialized property tax consulting services
    to the healthcare and industrial sectors in the United States. 
    
--  Completed strategic restructuring activities in ARGUS Software, global
    Cost operations and in the corporate finance group. 
    
--  Adopted an Advance Notice By-law and amendments to general By-law No. 1.
    
--  Mr. Raymond Mikulich joined the Board as a US-based Independent
    Director. 
    
--  Settled the contingent consideration payable of US$13.2 million with
    respect to the 2010 acquisition of certain business assets of the PwC
    Appraisal Management practice through the issuance of 1,360,625 common
    shares. 
    
--  Became the first company to be globally regulated by the Royal
    Institution of Chartered Surveyors ("RICS"), the world's leading
    qualification for professional standards in land, property and
    construction, reinforcing our commitment to excellence in our industry. 
    
--  Declared dividends of $0.60 per share and introduced a Dividend
    Reinvestment Plan ("DRIP") program. 
    
--  Changed employee compensation structure to increase employee ownership
    and focus on performance. 

2013 Full Year Review:

For the year, revenues increased by 2.7%, excluding the impact of businesses sold or closed. ARGUS Software experienced strong growth in license revenues, including sales of ARGUS Enterprise, as well as solid growth in maintenance and consulting revenues. North America RVA growth was bolstered by new client additions in the appraisal management business in the US and due diligence and right of way work in Canada. Growth in the North America Property Tax business was driven by organic increases in our business in Ontario and as a result of our US expansion both organically and as a result of our acquisition of CPAC. The UK tax business also showed slight improvements as a result of contingency and empty rates settlements. In Geomatics, start of year revenues were impacted by lower activity in the Western Canada energy sector but showed strong improvement in the second half of the year. Revenues in the global Cost practices were impacted in the year as we restructured the business towards higher margin engagements and closed unproductive offices.

Adjusted EBITDA for the year grew a solid 12.2% over prior year. The increase was a reflection of improved revenue performance in ARGUS Software, North America RVA, and North America Property Tax and UK Tax. Results were also impacted by lower revenues in Geomatics and the global Cost practices.

Profit (Loss), as reported under IFRS, was $18.6 million and $0.77 per share basic and $0.71 per share, diluted, as compared to a Profit (Loss) of $(12.7) million and $(0.55) per share, basic and $(0.76) per share diluted, in 2012.

2013 Fourth Quarter Review:

For the fourth quarter, revenues grew by 11.0% over prior year. The growth was attributable to all business segments with the exception of the global Cost practices that underwent restructuring activities and transitioned to higher margin engagements. ARGUS Software continued its performance in the quarter consistent with its improving performance throughout the year. Increased sale of ARGUS Enterprise drove license and maintenance revenues. North America Property Tax had a solid quarter as a result of continued organic growth in Ontario and the CPAC acquisition. UK tax also experienced solid growth as a result of higher empty rates, valuation and agency services as well as from a strengthening British pound. Geomatics finished the year on very solid footing as surveying work and right of way services continued to reflect improved market conditions in the Western Canadian energy sector. North America RVA showed slight improvement over the prior year period as 2012 included a one-time client engagement in Canada. The global Cost practices showed modest improvement over prior quarters but still lagged from prior year due to transition and restructuring.

Adjusted EBITDA for the fourth quarter grew 41.6%. Principal contributors to the growth were again ARGUS Software with an increase of 160.5%, Geomatics driven by higher quarterly revenues, the global Property Tax practices which benefited from higher organic growth in both North America and the UK along with the acquisition of CPAC, and North America Cost which began to see some improvements in its restructuring and transitioning activities. North America RVA saw a slight decrease in Adjusted EBITDA, owing to increased personnel investments and one-time revenue declines.

Profit (Loss), as reported under IFRS, was $7.0 million and $0.26 per share basic and $0.24 per share, diluted, as compared to a Profit (Loss) of $(21.5) million and $(0.94) per share, basic and diluted, in 2012.


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                                  For the three months         months ended 
Selected Financial Information      ended December 31,         December 31, 
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In thousands of Canadian Dollars,                                           
 except for per share amounts           2013      2012       2013      2012 
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Operations                                                                  
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Revenues                           $  89,584 $  80,737  $ 324,449 $ 322,599 
Adjusted EBITDA                       16,681    11,784     57,378    51,146 
Operating profit (loss)               14,096   (22,365)    41,331    (1,376)
Profit (loss)                          6,957   (21,462)    18,607   (12,654)
Earnings (loss) per share:                                                  
 Basic                             $    0.26 $   (0.94) $    0.77 $   (0.55)
 Diluted                           $    0.24 $   (0.94) $    0.71 $   (0.76)
 Adjusted basic                    $    0.31 $    0.30  $    1.14 $    0.95 
Dividends declared per share       $    0.15 $    0.15  $    0.60 $    0.60 
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 Information:  Three months ended December    Twelve months ended December  
Revenues                   31,                            31,               
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In thousands                                                                
 of Canadian                              %                              %  
 Dollars            2013       2012  Change        2013       2012  Change  
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Property Tax:                                                               
 North America                                                              
   Property                                                                 
    Tax        $  18,475  $  13,471    37.1%  $  63,867  $  53,123    20.2% 
 UK                7,162      6,406    11.8%     23,676     22,739     4.1% 
Global Asset                                                                
 and                                                                        
 Investment                                                                 
 Management:                                                                
 North America                                                              
  RVA             20,644     20,301     1.7%     77,388     70,585     9.6% 
 ARGUS                                                                      
  Software        11,179      7,898    41.5%     38,917     30,138    29.1% 
North America                                                               
 Geomatics        19,834     18,333     8.2%     70,760     71,788    (1.4%)
Cost                                                                        
 Consulting                                                                 
 and Project                                                                
 Management:                                                                
 North America                                                              
  Cost             7,694      8,082    (4.8%)    30,243     44,308   (31.7%)
 Asia Pacific                                                               
  Cost             4,714      6,333   (25.6%)    19,948     30,916   (35.5%)
Intercompany                                                                
 eliminations       (118)       (87)  (35.6%)      (350)      (998)   64.9% 
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Revenues       $  89,584  $  80,737    11.0%  $ 324,449  $ 322,599     0.6% 
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 Information:                                                               
Adjusted       Three months ended December    Twelve months ended December  
 EBITDA                    31,                            31,               
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In thousands                                                                
 of Canadian                                                             %  
 Dollars            2013       2012% Change        2013       2012  Change  
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Property Tax:                                                               
 North America                                                              
   Property                                                                 
    Tax        $   2,325  $   1,962    18.5%  $  13,619  $  13,312     2.3% 
 UK                1,643      1,123    46.3%      6,018      5,721     5.2% 
Global Asset                                                                
 and                                                                        
 Investment                                                                 
 Management:                                                                
 North America                                                              
  RVA              4,377      4,727    (7.4%)    19,762     15,532    27.2% 
 ARGUS                                                                      
  Software         3,347      1,285   160.5%     11,539      3,569   223.3% 
North America                                                               
 Geomatics         3,419      1,909    79.1%     15,206     17,280   (12.0%)
Cost                                                                        
 Consulting                                                                 
 and Project                                                                
 Management:                                                                
 North America                                                              
  Cost             1,024        533    92.1%      5,515      7,020   (21.4%)
 Asia Pacific                                                               
  Cost               (36)       191  (118.8%)       490      3,712   (86.8%)
Corporate            582         45 1,193.3%    (14,771)   (14,297)   (3.3%)
Intercompany                                                                
 eliminations          -          9  (100.0%)         -       (703)  100.0% 
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Adjusted                                                                    
 EBITDA        $  16,681  $  11,784    41.6%  $  57,378  $  51,146    12.2% 
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                                   Three months ended   Twelve months ended 
Reconciliation of Adjusted                   December              December 
 EBITDA to Profit (Loss)                          31,                   31, 
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In thousands of Canadian Dollars      2013       2012       2013       2012 
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Adjusted EBITDA                  $  16,681  $  11,784  $  57,378  $  51,146 
Depreciation and amortization       (4,677)    (5,040)   (18,432)   (22,376)
Acquisition related (expenses)                                              
 income                                (19)    (5,769)      (718)    (5,947)
Share of profit (loss) of                                                   
 associate                            (522)      (186)    (1,415)      (846)
Unrealized foreign exchange gain                                            
 (loss)                                311        (74)       155      2,212 
Gain (loss) on sale of property,                                            
 plant and equipment                    (1)      (111)      (245)     1,245 
Gain (loss) on hedging                                                      
 transactions                            -          -          -       (400)
Gain (loss) on sale of certain                                              
 business assets                     3,613          -      8,832        395 
Executive Compensation Plan                                                 
 costs                                (121)      (107)      (481)      (318)
Restructuring costs                   (962)       (77)    (2,916)    (3,252)
Impairment charge                        -    (22,500)         -    (22,500)
Other non-operating and/or non-                                             
 recurring costs                      (207)      (285)      (827)      (735)
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Operating profit (loss)             14,096    (22,365)    41,331     (1,376)
Finance (costs) income, net         (5,298)    (3,618)   (18,388)   (11,881)
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Profit (loss) before income tax      8,798    (25,983)    22,943    (13,257)
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Income tax recovery (expense)       (1,841)     4,521     (4,336)       603 
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Profit (loss) for the period     $   6,957  $ (21,462) $  18,607  $ (12,654)
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Consolidated Statements of Comprehensive Income (Loss)                      
For the Years Ended December 31, 2013 and 2012                              
(Expressed in Thousands of Canadian Dollars, Except for Shares and Per      
 Share Amounts)                                                             
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                                                         For the    For the 
                                                      year ended year ended 
                                                        December   December 
                                                             31,        31, 
                                                            2013       2012 
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Revenues                                                                    
  Revenues                                            $  324,449  $ 322,599 
  Less: disbursements                                     27,285     36,247 
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  Net revenue                                            297,164    286,352 
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Expenses                                                                    
  Employee compensation                                  191,099    187,570 
  Occupancy                                               13,676     13,525 
  Office and other operating                              36,409     32,107 
  Amortization of intangibles                             13,515     17,182 
  Depreciation of property, plant and equipment            4,917      5,194 
  Acquisition related expenses (income)                      718      5,947 
  Share of (profit) loss of associate                      1,415        846 
  Restructuring costs                                      2,916      3,252 
  (Gain) loss on sale of certain business assets          (8,832)      (395)
  Impairment charge                                            -     22,500 
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Operating profit (loss)                                   41,331     (1,376)
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Finance costs (income), net                               18,388     11,881 
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Profit (loss) before income tax                           22,943    (13,257)
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Income tax expense (recovery)                              4,336       (603)
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Profit (loss) for the year attributable to equity                           
 holders                                              $   18,607  $ (12,654)
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Other comprehensive income (loss):                                          
Items that may be reclassified to profit or loss in                         
 subsequent periods:                                                        
  Cash flow hedges                                           836      1,241 
  Currency translation differences                         9,614     (3,678)
  Share of other comprehensive income (loss) of                             
   associate                                                 (43)         - 
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Other comprehensive income (loss), net of tax             10,407     (2,437)
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Total comprehensive income (loss) for the year, net                         
 of tax, attributable to equity holders               $   29,014  $ (15,091)
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Earnings (loss) per share attributable to the equity                        
 holders of the Company during the year                                     
Basic earnings (loss) per share                       $     0.77  $   (0.55)
Diluted earnings (loss) per share                     $     0.71  $   (0.76)
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Consolidated Balance Sheets                                                 
As at December 31, 2013 and 2012                                            
(Expressed in Thousands of Canadian Dollars)                                
                                                                            
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                                                        December   December 
                                                        31, 2013   31, 2012 
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Assets                                                                      
Current assets                                                              
  Cash and cash equivalents                            $  16,664  $   4,703 
  Trade and other receivables                            109,589    105,746 
  Income taxes recoverable                                 1,294        637 
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                                                         127,547    111,086 
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Non-current assets                                                          
  Trade and other receivables                                304      3,320 
  Investment in associate                                 14,130      6,380 
  Deferred income taxes                                   13,018     12,429 
  Property, plant and equipment                           18,213     18,663 
  Intangibles                                             76,964     80,022 
  Goodwill                                               192,262    186,139 
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                                                         314,891    306,953 
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Total Assets                                           $ 442,438  $ 418,039 
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Liabilities                                                                 
Current liabilities                                                         
  Trade and other payables                             $  59,851  $  69,599 
  Income taxes payable                                       678        997 
  Borrowings                                               1,441      1,361 
  Provisions                                               1,738      2,098 
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                                                          63,708     74,055 
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Non-current liabilities                                                     
  Trade and other payables                                10,981      6,120 
  Borrowings                                             155,420    205,449 
  Derivative financial instruments                         1,637      3,783 
  Provisions                                                 141        102 
  Deferred income taxes                                    2,692      1,084 
  Amounts payable to unitholders                           5,646      3,052 
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                                                         176,517    219,590 
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Total Liabilities                                        240,225    293,645 
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Shareholders' Equity                                                        
  Share capital                                          340,445    279,227 
  Equity component of convertible debentures               6,338      6,356 
  Contributed surplus                                      6,130      3,598 
  Accumulated other comprehensive income (loss)            9,440       (967)
  Deficit                                               (160,140)  (163,820)
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Total Shareholders' Equity                               202,213    124,394 
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Total Liabilities and Shareholders' Equity             $ 442,438  $ 418,039 
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Consolidated Statements of Cash Flows                                       
For the Years Ended December 31, 2013 and 2012                              
(Expressed in Thousands of Canadian Dollars)                                
                                                                            
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                                                      year ended year ended 
                                                        December   December 
                                                        31, 2013   31, 2012 
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  Cash flows from operating activities                                      
   Profit (loss) before income tax                    $   22,943  $ (13,257)
                                                                            
   Adjustments for:                                                         
   Amortization of intangibles                            13,515     17,182 
   Depreciation of property, plant and equipment           4,917      5,194 
   Amortization of lease inducements                          82         50 
   Impairment charge                                           -     22,500 
   Tax credits recorded through employee compensation     (1,160)      (172)
   Finance costs (income), net                            18,388     11,881 
   Share-based compensation                                1,193        318 
   Unrealized foreign exchange (gain) loss                  (155)    (2,212)
   (Gain) loss on sale of certain business assets         (8,891)      (395)
   (Gain) loss on disposal of property, plant and                           
    equipment                                                245     (1,245)
   Share of (profit) loss of associate                     1,415        846 
   Net changes in operating working capital                5,900     (4,990)
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 Net cash generated by (used in) operations               58,392     35,700 
   Less: interest paid                                   (13,058)   (14,081)
   Less: income taxes paid                                (2,621)      (529)
   Add: income taxes received                                260        842 
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 Net cash provided by (used in) operating activities      42,973     21,932 
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 Cash flows from financing activities                                       
   Proceeds from exercise of options                       1,695         26 
   Redemption of Altus UK LLP Class B and D limited                         
    liability partnership units                             (260)      (138)
   Financing fees paid                                    (2,642)    (2,675)
   Proceeds from equity offering                          46,124          - 
   Proceeds from borrowings                                    -     48,000 
   Repayment of borrowings                               (54,589)   (59,905)
   Dividends paid                                        (12,855)   (13,809)
   Treasury shares purchased under Restricted Share                         
    Plan                                                  (2,277)         - 
   Interest paid to other unitholders                       (210)      (236)
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 Net cash provided by (used in) financing activities     (25,014)   (28,737)
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 Cash flows from investing activities                                       
   Purchase of intangibles                                  (731)    (2,192)
   Purchase of property, plant and equipment              (3,866)    (4,705)
   Proceeds from disposal of property, plant and                            
    equipment                                                117      5,417 
   Acquisitions                                           (4,416)         - 
   Proceeds from partial sale of investment in                              
    associate                                              2,605          - 
   Proceeds from disposal of certain business assets           -      6,251 
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 Net cash provided by (used in) investing activities      (6,291)     4,771 
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Effect of foreign currency translation                       293        147 
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Net increase (decrease) in cash and cash equivalents      11,961     (1,887)
Cash and cash equivalents                                                   
   Beginning of year                                       4,703      6,590 
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   End of year                                        $   16,664  $   4,703 
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Company Adopts Advance Notice By-law:

The Board of Directors today approved the adoption of By-law No. 2 of the Company (the "Advance Notice By-law"), a by-law which establishes a framework for advance notice of nominations of directors by shareholders of Altus Group. Among other things, the Advance Notice By-law fixes a deadline by which shareholders must submit director nominations to the Secretary of the Company prior to any annual or special meeting of shareholders and sets forth the information a shareholder must include in such notice for an effective nomination to occur.

In the case of an annual meeting of shareholders, notice to the Company must be given not less than 30 and not more than 65 days prior to the date of the annual meeting; provided, however, that in the event that the annual meeting is to be held on a date that is less than 50 days after the date on which the first public announcement of the date of the annual meeting was made, notice shall be given not later than the close of business on the 10th day following such public announcement.

In the case of a special meeting of shareholders (which is not also an annual meeting), notice to the Company must be given not later than the close of business on the 15th day following the day on which the first public announcement of the date of the special meeting was made.

The Board of Directors also adopted certain amendments to the Company's existing general By-law No. 1 (the "By-law Amendments"), which are intended to ensure that By-law No. 1 remains consistent with evolving corporate governance practices. The By-law Amendments increase the quorum requirements for shareholder meetings to two or more persons holding or representing at least 25 percent of the outstanding common shares of the Company.

The Advance Notice By-law and the By-law Amendments are effective immediately. Shareholders of Altus Group will be asked to ratify and confirm the Advance Notice By-law and the By-law Amendments at the next meeting of shareholders that is currently scheduled for April 28, 2014. If either the Advance Notice By-law or the By-law amendments are not confirmed by ordinary resolution of the shareholders at such meeting, they will terminate and be of no further force and effect following the termination of such meeting. The full text of the Advance Notice By-law and By-law No. 1, as amended by the By-law Amendments, have been filed under Altus Group's profile at www.sedar.com and posted on Altus Group's website at www.altusgroup.com.

Analyst Call Details

To discuss these results, Altus Group will hold its Q4 and FY 2013 analyst conference call at 5:00 p.m. (ET) on Tuesday, February 25, 2014. To access the conference call, please dial one of the following numbers five minutes prior to the scheduled start time: 416-340-2216 (GTA) or 1-866-226-1792 toll-free.

A recording of this call will be available February 26 - March 4, 2014. To access the recording, please call 905-694-9451 (GTA) or 1-800-408-3053 toll-free (passcode: 9166759). The recording will also be available at www.altusgroup.com.

Non-IFRS Measures

Altus Group uses certain non-IFRS measures as indicators of financial performance. Readers are cautioned that they are not defined performance measures under IFRS and may differ from similar computations as reported by other similar entities and, accordingly, may not be comparable to financial measures as reported by those entities. We believe that these measures are useful supplemental measures that may assist investors in assessing an investment in shares of Altus Group and provide more insight into our performance.

Adjusted Earnings before Interest, Taxes, Depreciation and Amortization, ("Adjusted EBITDA"), represents operating profit (loss) adjusted for the effect of amortization of intangibles, depreciation of property, plant and equipment, acquisition-related expenses (income), restructuring costs, share of profit or loss of associate, unrealized foreign exchange gains (losses), gains (losses) on sale of property, plant and equipment, gains (losses) on sale of business assets, impairment charges, Executive Compensation Plan costs, gains (losses) on hedging transactions and other expenses or income of a non-operating and/or non-recurring nature.

Adjusted Basic Earnings (Loss) per Share, ("Adjusted Basic EPS"), represents basic earnings per share adjusted for the effect of amortization of intangibles acquired as part of business acquisitions, non-cash finance costs (income) related to the revaluation of amounts payable to unitholders, distributions related to amounts payable to unitholders, acquisition-related expenses (income), restructuring costs, share of profit or loss of associate, unrealized foreign exchange gains (losses), gains (losses) on sale of property, plant and equipment, gains (losses) on sale of business assets, interest accretion on vendor payables, gain (loss) on settlement of US convertible debentures, impairment charges, Executive Compensation Plan costs, gains (losses) on hedging transactions and other expenses or income of a non-operating and/or non-recurring nature. All of the adjustments are made net of tax.

Forward-Looking Information

Certain information in this press release may constitute "forward-looking information" within the meaning of applicable securities legislation. All information contained in this press release, other than statements of current and historical fact, is forward-looking information. Forward-looking information includes information that relates to, among other things, its objectives, strategies and intentions, and future financial and operating performance and prospects. Generally, forward-looking information can be identified by use of words such as "may", "will", "expect", "believe", "plan", "would", "could" and other similar terminology. All of the forward-looking information in this press release is qualified by this cautionary statement.

Forward-looking information includes, but is not limited to, the discussion of Altus Group's business and operating initiatives; its expectations of future performance for its various business units and its consolidated financial results; and its expectations with respect to cash flows and its level of liquidity.

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About Altus Group

Altus Group is a leading provider of independent commercial real estate consulting and advisory services, software and data solutions. We operate five Business Units, bringing together years of experience and a broad range of expertise into one comprehensive platform: Research, Valuation and Advisory; ARGUS Software; Property Tax Consulting; Cost Consulting and Project Management and Geomatics. Our suite of services and software enables clients to analyze, gain insight and recognize value on their real estate investments.

Altus Group has over 1,800 employees in multiple offices around the world, including Canada, the United States, the United Kingdom, Australia and Asia Pacific. Altus Group's clients include financial institutions, private and public investment funds, insurance companies, accounting firms, public real estate organizations, real estate investment trusts, healthcare institutions, industrial companies, foreign and domestic private investors, real estate developers, governmental institutions and firms in the oil and gas sector.

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