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Urbana Corporation: Real Matters Inc. Announces IPO

TORONTO, ONTARIO--(Marketwired - April 18, 2017) -

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Urbana Corporation ("Urbana") (URB.TO)(TSX:URB.A)(URB.TO)(CSE:URB.A)(URB.CN)(CSE:URB.A.CN) is pleased with the announcement by Real Matters Inc. ("Real Matters") that a preliminary prospectus has been filed with the Ontario Securities Commission ("OSC") for Real Matters' initial public offering ("IPO").

Since 2013, Urbana has participated in five rounds of financing and invested over $12 million in Real Matters. Urbana's investment portfolio of public and private securities can be viewed on the company's website www.urbanacorp.com.

About Urbana Corporation

Urbana Corporation is a diversified investment corporation with a current focus across the financial services sector from exchanges to banks to broker dealers, investment managers and information services.

The long-term goal of Urbana is to seek and acquire investments for income and capital appreciation through a combination of public and private investments. The mix of an actively managed portfolio of publicly traded securities with private equity investments ensures non-committed assets are productively employed as we seek out, evaluate and participate in opportunities within the non-public sphere.

About Real Matters

Real Matters is a leading network management services provider for the mortgage lending and insurance industries. Real Matters' platform combines its proprietary technology and network management capabilities with tens of thousands of independent qualified field agents to create an efficient marketplace for the provision of mortgage lending and insurance industry services. Real Matters' clients include 60 of the top 100 mortgage lenders in the U.S. and some of the largest insurance companies in North America.

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