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Big 8 Split Inc. Announces Partial Call for Redemption

Big 8 Split Inc. Announces Partial Call for Redemption

TORONTO, ONTARIO -- (MARKET WIRE) -- 12/01/06 -- Big 8 Split Inc. (TSX: BIG.A)(TSX: BIG.PR.A) announced today that it has called 167,216 Preferred Shares for cash redemption on December 15, 2006 representing approximately 7% of the outstanding Preferred Shares as a result of holders of 167,216 Capital Shares exercising their special annual retraction rights. The Preferred Shares shall be redeemed on a pro rata basis, so that holders of record of Preferred Shares on the close of business on December 14, 2006 will have approximately 7% of their Preferred Shares redeemed. The redemption price for the Preferred Shares will be $25.00 per share. Holders of Preferred Shares that have been called for redemption will be entitled to receive dividends thereon which have been declared but remain unpaid up to but not including December 15, 2006.

In addition, holders of a further 4,059 Preferred and Capital Shares have deposited such shares concurrently for retraction on December 15, 2006. As a result, a total of 171,275 Preferred and Capital Shares, or approximately 7% of both classes of shares currently outstanding will be redeemed.

Payment of the amount due to retracting shareholders will be made by the Company on December 15, 2006. From and after December 15, 2006 the holders of Preferred Shares that have been called for redemption will not be entitled to dividends or to exercise any right in respect of such shares except to receive the amount due on redemption.

Big 8 Split generates dividend income for the holders of Preferred Shares and provides holders of the Capital Shares with a leveraged opportunity to participate in capital appreciation from a portfolio of common shares of Bank of Montreal, The Bank of Nova Scotia, Canadian Imperial Bank of Commerce, Royal Bank of Canada, The Toronto-Dominion Bank, Great-West Lifeco Inc., Manulife Financial Corporation, and Sun Life Financial Inc.

Information concerning Big 8 Split Inc. is available on our website at www.tdsponsoredcompanies.com.

The Capital Shares and Preferred Shares of Big 8 Split are listed on the Toronto Stock Exchange under the symbols BIG.A and BIG.pr.A respectively.

Contacts:
Big 8 Split Inc.
Nikita Tziavas
Chief Financial Officer and Secretary
(416) 982-2865
Website: www.tdsponsoredcompanies.com.

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