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IN THE MATTER OF THE SECURITIES ACT
R.S.O. 1990, c.S.5, AS AMENDED

- AND -

IN THE MATTER OF
FACTORCORP INC., FACTORCORP FINANCIAL INC., AND
MARK IVAN TWERDUN


TEMPORARY ORDER
(Sections 127 and 144 of the Act)



      WHEREAS FactorCorp Inc. (“FactorCorp”) is an Ontario corporation registered under Ontario securities law as a Limited Market Dealer (“LMD”);

      AND WHEREAS, FactorCorp Financial Inc. (“FactorCorp Financial”) is an Ontario corporation that is not a reporting issuer and is not registered with the Commission;

      AND WHEREAS Mark Twerdun (“Twerdun”) is the controlling shareholder and sole director and officer of both FactorCorp and FactorCorp Financial;

      AND WHEREAS the Commission issued an order on July 6, 2007 (the “Temporary Order”);

      AND WHEREAS on July 27, 2007 the Commission varied the Temporary Order and ordered pursuant to subsection 127(1) of the Securities Act, R.S.O 1990 C. s. 5 (as amended) (the “Act”) that:
  1. pursuant to paragraph 127(1)2, all trading in any securities by and of the respondents cease except that Twerdun is permitted to trade, in his name only, in securities that have not been issued by FactorCorp or FactorCorp Financial, for his own account or for the account of a registered retirement savings plan or registered retirement income fund (as defined in the Income Tax Act (Canada)) in which he has legal and beneficial ownership and interest; and
  2. pursuant to paragraph 127(1)3 of the Act, but subject to paragraph (a) above, all exemptions contained in Ontario securities law do not apply to the respondents; and
  3. pursuant to paragraph 127(1)1 of the Act, the following terms and conditions are imposed on the registration of FactorCorp and Twerdun, effective immediately:
    1. Twerdun, FactorCorp and any company controlled, directly or indirectly, by Twerdun, and FactorCorp including but not limited to FactorCorp Financial, are prohibited from making repayments and participating in or acquiescing to any act, directly or indirectly, in furtherance of a redemption of securities of FactorCorp and FactorCorp Financial;
    2. Twerdun and FactorCorp are prohibited from transferring their controlling interest in any company including but not limited to FactorCorp Financial; and
    3. Twerdun and FactorCorp shall cause FactorCorp and FactorCorp Financial to retain a monitor (the "Monitor"), selected by Staff, by 5:00 p.m. Eastern Time on August 1, 2007. The Monitor's primary objective will be to review the business, operations and affairs of FactorCorp Financial, FactorCorp and any company controlled, directly or indirectly, by Twerdun, FactorCorp and FactorCorp Financial involved with the issuance of securities and related proceeds. The Monitor shall be retained on terms to be established by Staff.

      AND WHEREAS by Orders dated August 27, 2007 and September 26, 2007, the Commission Ordered that, pursuant to subsection 127(6) and 144 of the Act, the Temporary Order, as varied on July 27, 2007, be extended and shall expire on October 26, 2007, unless further extended by the Commission;

      AND WHEREAS by Orders dated October 26, 2007 and December 6, 2007, the Commission Ordered that, pursuant to subsection 127(6) and 144 of the Act, the Temporary Order, as extended and varied on October 26, 2007 in respect of the Respondent Mark Twerdun only, be extended and shall expire on February 13, 2008, unless further extended by the Commission;

      AND WHEREAS on August 1, 2007 KPMG Inc. (“KPMG”) was appointed Monitor by FactorCorp and FactorCorp Financial pursuant to the Temporary Order, as varied;

      AND WHEREAS by Order of the Superior Court of Justice dated October 17, 2007, KPMG was appointed Receiver and Manager (the “Receiver”) over the assets, undertakings and properties of FactorCorp and FactorCorp Financial;

      AND WHEREAS by Order of the Superior Court of Justice dated October 30, 2007, such appointment of the Receiver was confirmed and extended until further Order of the Court;

      AND WHEREAS the Commission has considered the Second and Supplemental Reports of the Receiver dated November 21 and 26, 2007, respectively, certain pleadings and the Endorsement of the Honourable Justice Mossip, dated September 21, 2007, in Court File No. CV-06-00227-00, filed, certain reports of the Receiver acting as Monitor, previously filed, and the submissions of the parties;

      AND WHEREAS Staff of the Commission consent to, and Twerdun does not oppose, the making of this Order;

      AND WHEREAS the Commission is of the opinion that it is in the public interest to continue the Temporary Order, as varied on October 26, 2007, for the period expiring on Tuesday, April 15, 2008, unless further extended by the Commission;

      IT IS ORDERED that the Temporary Order, as varied on October 26, 2007, be continued for the period expiring on April 15, 2008, unless further extended by the Commission, as follows:
  1. pursuant to paragraph 127(1)2, all trading in any securities by Twerdun cease except that Twerdun is permitted to trade, in his name only, in securities that have not been issued by FactorCorp or FactorCorp Financial, for his own account or for the account of a registered retirement savings plan or registered retirement income fund (as defined in the Income Tax Act (Canada)) in which he has legal and beneficial ownership and interest; and
  2. pursuant to paragraph 127(1)3 of the Act, but subject to paragraph (a) above, all exemptions contained in Ontario securities law do not apply to Twerdun; and
  3. pursuant to paragraph 127(1)1 of the Act, the following terms and conditions are imposed on the registration of Twerdun, effective immediately:
    1. Twerdun, and any company controlled, directly or indirectly, by him, are prohibited from making repayments and participating in or acquiescing to any act, directly or indirectly, in furtherance of a redemption of securities of FactorCorp and FactorCorp Financial without the prior written consent of the Receiver; and
    2. Twerdun is prohibited from transferring his controlling interest in any company including but not limited to FactorCorp and FactorCorp Financial.

DATED at Toronto this 13th day of February, 2008.


" Robert L. Shirriff "
Robert L. Shirriff
" Suresh Thakrar "
Suresh Thakrar