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JLL Forms Community Partnership with Breakfast Club of Canada

Real estate firm will provide 100,000 breakfasts for children this school year

TORONTO, May 28, 2014 – JLL (NYSE:JLL) Canada has formed a national partnership, supporting the Breakfast Club of Canada (BCC). JLL has set a target to provide a healthy start to the day for school aged children through an ambitious goal of providing 100,000 breakfasts across Canada in the next year.

"As JLL grows in Canada, we are eager to give back to the communities where we live and work", said Brett Miller, President of JLL Canada. "With the communal goal of providing children across the country with the best chance for success in life, we are happy to have found an established community partner who shares our determination to make a difference in as many lives as we can."

According to the Canadian 2012 Report Card on Child and Family Poverty, one in seven children arrives at school without having eaten breakfast. The number increases to one in four children in First Nations, Metis and Inuit communities and is 2.5 times higher among immigrants.

JLL has already provided enough funding to launch the program in two new schools – one in Toronto and one in Vancouver. In the next year, the firm will sponsor events across the country to raise money and get employees involved in their own neighborhoods.

"We believe every child deserves an equal chance to shine in school and in life," said Daniel Germain, president and founder of Breakfast Club of Canada. "We can only make this possible with the help of generous partners like JLL, and we are very excited by this new partnership."

Breakfast Club of Canada started in Quebec in 1994 and currently has 1,266 clubs across Canada serving over 130,000 children daily; nearly 21 million breakfasts each school year.

JLL is Canada's fastest growing commercial real estate firm. JLL has two offices in Toronto, with the headquarters located downtown. The firm also operates in, Mississauga, Montreal, Ottawa, Vancouver, Calgary and Edmonton. JLL offers tenant and landlord representation, project and development services, investment sales, debt capital markets, and integrated facilities management services to owners and tenants in Canada.  JLL manages over 50 million square feet of facilities across Canada.

About JLL
JLL (NYSE: JLL) is a professional services and investment management firm offering specialized real estate services to clients seeking increased value by owning, occupying and investing in real estate. With annual fee revenue of $4 billion, JLL has more than 200 corporate offices and operates in 75 countries worldwide. On behalf of its clients, the firm provides management and real estate outsourcing services for a property portfolio of 3 billion square feet and completed $99 billion in sales, acquisitions and finance transactions in 2013. Its investment management business, LaSalle Investment Management, has $48.0 billion of real estate assets under management. For further information, visit

About the Breakfast Club of Canada
The Breakfast Club of Canada is a non-profit organization that provides funding, equipment, food, training and services to school breakfast programs across Canada. We are dedicated to making sure that students start their day with a wholesome meal in a stimulating environment. Our goal is to provide adequate learning conditions for all children.