Clarke Inc. announces investment in Vitran Corporation Inc.

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HALIFAX , Oct. 11, 2013 /CNW/ - Clarke Inc. ("Clarke") (TSX: CKI CKI.DB.A) announces that it has acquired 337,861 shares of Vitran Corporation Inc. ("Vitran") at a price of $5.30 per share, representing approximately 2.06% of the total outstanding shares.

Clarke owns 2,133,591 shares of Vitran, representing approximately 12.98% of the total outstanding shares.

The purchase of the Vitran shares by Clarke was made for investment purposes. Clarke may, from time to time, acquire additional shares of Vitran, dispose of some or all of the existing or additional shares of Vitran, or continue to hold the shares of Vitran in the normal course of Clarke's investment activities. Clarke may also, from time to time, approach Vitran's management and/or board of directors to discuss Clarke's investment in Vitran.

About Clarke
Halifax -based Clarke Inc. invests in undervalued businesses and participates actively where necessary to enhance performance and increase return. Clarke's securities trade on the Toronto Stock Exchange (CKI, CKI.DB.A); for more information about Clarke Inc., please visit our website at www.clarkeinc.com.

Forward-Looking Statements
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Forward-looking statements rely on certain underlying assumptions that, if not realized, can result in such forward-looking statements not being achieved. Forward-looking statements involve known and unknown risks, uncertainties and other factors that could cause the actual results of Clarke to be materially different from the historical results or from any future results expressed or implied by such forward-looking statements. Risks and uncertainties include, among others, the Company's investment strategy, legal and regulatory risks, general market risk, potential lack of diversification in the Company's investments, and interest rates and foreign currency fluctuations. Although Clarke has attempted to identify important factors that could cause actual actions, events or results or cause actions, events or results not to be estimated or intended, there can be no assurance that forward-looking statements will prove to be accurate as actual results and future events could differ materially from those anticipated in such statements. Other than as required by applicable Canadian securities laws, Clarke does not update or revise any such forward-looking statements to reflect events or circumstances after the date of this document or to reflect the occurrence of unanticipated events. Accordingly, readers should not place undue reliance on forward-looking statements.

SOURCE CLARKE INC.

Contact:

Andrew Snelgrove
Chief Financial Officer
Clarke Inc.
6009 Quinpool Road, 9th Floor
Halifax, Nova Scotia  B3K 5J7
Telephone: (902) 442-3000
Fax:  (902) 442-0187

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