VANCOUVER, December 18, 2008 - The Keg Royalties Income Fund (the “Fund”) (TSX: KEG.UN) today announced that its January 2009 distribution of $0.1065 cents per unit has been declared and is payable to unitholders of record as at December 31, 2008. The January 2009 distribution will be paid on January 30, 2009. The record date for this distribution is earlier than in other months to coincide with the Fund’s year-end.
The Fund is a limited purpose, open-ended trust established under the laws of Ontario. The Fund indirectly owns certain trademarks and other related intellectual property used by Keg Restaurants Ltd. (“KRL”) in its Keg Steakhouses & Bars. In exchange for the use of those trademarks, KRL pays the Fund a royalty equal to 4% of the sales of all Keg restaurants in the royalty pool.
Vancouver-based Keg Restaurants Ltd. is the leading operator and franchisor of steakhouse restaurants in Canada and has a substantial presence in select regional markets in the United States. Keg Restaurants Ltd. continues to operate The Keg restaurant system and expand that system through the addition of both corporate and franchised Keg steakhouses. The Keg has been named one of the “50 Best Employers in Canada” for the past six years by the Globe and Mail’s Report on Business Magazine. For more information on our brand visit www.kegsteakhouse.com.
For further information contact:
Karyn Byrne, Investor Relations Manager