Brookfield Mortgage Opportunity Income Fund Begins Trading on the NYSE

Representatives from Brookfield Mortgage Opportunity Income Fund will visit the New York Stock Exchange (NYSE) today to commemorate the Fund’s IPO and first day of trading on the NYSE under the ticker symbol, “BOI.” To celebrate the occasion, Managing Director Michelle Russell-Dowe and Director Brian Hurley will ring the NYSE Closing Bell®.

About Brookfield Mortgage Opportunity Income Fund:

The Fund's investment objective is to provide high total investment return by providing a high level of current income and the potential for capital appreciation.  The Fund seeks to achieve its investment objective by investing primarily in Mortgage-Related Investments. Under normal market conditions, as a principal strategy, at least 80% of the Fund's Managed Assets will be invested in Mortgage-Related Investments (the "80% Policy"). (Source: Brookfield Mortgage Opportunity Income Fund)

The Fund’s is managed by Brookfield Investment Management Inc. Brookfield is a global alternative asset manager with over $175 billion in assets under management as of December 31, 2012. We have over a 100-year history of owning and operating assets with a focus on property, renewable power, infrastructure and private equity. We offer a range of public and private investment products and services, which leverage our expertise and experience and provide us with a distinct competitive advantage in the markets where we operate. On behalf of our clients, Brookfield is also an active investor in the public securities markets, where our experience extends over 30 years. Over this time, we have successfully developed several investment operations and built expertise in the management of institutional portfolios, retail mutual funds, and structured product investments. Through our registered investment advisor, Brookfield Investment Management, our public market activities complement our core competencies as a direct investor. These activities encompass global listed real estate and infrastructure equities, corporate high yield investments, opportunistic credit strategies and a dedicated insurance asset management division. Headquartered in New York, NY, Brookfield Investment Management maintains offices and investment teams in Toronto, Chicago, Boston and London. (Source: Brookfield Mortgage Opportunity Income Fund)