Street Capital Bank of Canada Commences Operations

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TORONTO, ONTARIO

Street Capital Group Inc. (“Street Capital” or the “Company”) (TSX: SCB), today announced that its wholly-owned subsidiary, Street Capital Financial Corporation (“Street Capital Financial”), has continued as Street Capital Bank of Canada (“Street Capital Bank”). Effective today, Street Capital Bank commenced its operations as a federally regulated financial institution.

“Operating as a bank will provide our company with a significant competitive advantage, allowing us to better serve the mortgage broker channel and our base of over 130,000 valued customers,” said Ed Gettings, Chief Executive Officer of Street Capital Group Inc. “With the team and infrastructure ready to go, we will begin taking deposits and launch our uninsured mortgage product suite in the coming months. While we are launching Street Capital Bank on the foundation of a market-leading prime mortgage business; in many ways, this is a new beginning for our company. As we are now operating as a Schedule I bank, we are positioned to continue to generate many years of sustainable growth, which we expect will drive substantial value for our shareholders over time.”

With commencement of bank operations, Street Capital Bank will launch its new uninsured mortgage product suite in 2017 which will be funded through GIC products distributed through registered deposit dealers. In the coming years, Street Capital Bank will focus its energy and capital on continuing to build its banking platform and plans to introduce additional retail banking products starting with the bank’s credit card offering in 2018.

About Street Capital Group Inc. (www.streetcapitalgroup.ca)

Street Capital Group Inc. (TSX: SCB) is a  public  company operating through its wholly-owned subsidiary, Street Capital Bank of Canada, a federally regulated Schedule I Bank offering residential mortgage loans with the strategic goal of introducing additional retail banking products in the coming years.  Street Capital Bank of Canada sources its mortgage products primarily through a network of independent mortgage brokers across Canada with whom it has built relationships. Street Capital Bank of Canada offers a broad line-up of high ratio and conventional mortgages to borrowers and either sells the mortgages it underwrites to top tier financial institutions or holds them on balance sheet.  Street Capital Bank of Canada lends throughout all of the Provinces of Canada (other than Quebec) and has offices in Ontario, Alberta and British Columbia.  For more information please visit www.streetcapital.ca.

Forward-Looking Statements

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For further information, please contact:

W.E. Gettings 
CEO, Street Capital Group Inc.
Ed.Gettings@streetcapital.ca

Jonathan Ross
LodeRock Advisors Inc., Inv. Relations
jon.ross@loderockadvisors.com 
416.283.0178