Circa Announces Special Dividend

Dec 12, 2002, 00:00 ET from Circa Enterprises Inc.

    CALGARY, AB, Dec. 12 /PRNewswire-FirstCall/ - Circa Enterprises Inc. (CTO-
 TSX), a manufacturer of surge protection devices and related components for
 the telecom industry, is pleased to announce that its Board of Directors has
 approved a special cash dividend of $0.30 per common share payable to
 shareholders of record as of January 10, 2003. This dividend represents
 approximately fifteen months of cash flow from operations and leaves Circa
 with cash reserves to fund forecasted capital expenditures. Circa will
 continue to search for growth prospects where appropriate.
     The Board of Directors of Circa is pleased to provide a return to its
 shareholders and the dividend reflects Circa's ongoing profitable operations.
 At this time the Company is not establishing a policy of regular dividend
 payments, however the Board of Directors will continue to review Circa's
 financial position for the opportunity for future returns to shareholders.
     Circa Enterprises Inc. is a public company with offices in Alberta,
 Ontario, and Florida, trading on the Toronto Stock Exchange under ticker
 symbol CTO. The Toronto Stock Exchange has neither approved nor disapproved
 the information contained herein.

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