BAM Split Corp.
TSX : BNA

BAM Split Corp.

May 30, 2011 17:16 ET

BAM Split Corp. Announces 2011 Semi Annual Results

TORONTO, ONTARIO--(Marketwire - May 30, 2011) - BAM Split Corp. (TSX:BNA) announced today that the net asset value per unit was $84.71 at March 31, 2011 a decrease of $20.26 per unit reflecting the subdivision of units following the issuance of the Class AA Series V Preferred Shares, a special distribution paid to the holders of the capital shares and an increase in the market value of the Brookfield Asset Management Class A Limited Voting Shares.

Income available for distribution decreased by $0.9 million for the period ended March 31, 2011 to $12.8 million. The decrease in income available for distribution is the result of a weaker U.S. dollar relative to the Canadian dollar on dividends received by the company, which are declared in U.S. dollars.

Net asset value per unit consists of one preferred share and one capital share. The net asset value per preferred share is posted monthly on www.bamsplit.com.

STATEMENTS OF INVESTMENT OPERATIONS AND RETAINED EARNINGS

Six months ended March 31
thousands, except per share amounts20112010
Income
Investment income$14,117$14,788
Expenses
Operating190163
Amortization of share issue costs1,111923
1,3011,086
Income available for distribution12,81613,702
Dividends paid on Senior Preferred shares(11,298)(9,968)
Income available for distribution on capital and Class A Shares1,5183,734
Change in realized and unrealized value of investment123,33375,487
Results of investment operations$124,851$79,221
Opening retained earnings$800,767$553,622
Results of investment operations124,85179,221
Dividends paid on capital shares(121,250)(4,575)
Retained earnings, end of year$804,368$628,268
Dividends per Senior Preferred share
– Class AA, Series 1$0.6188$0.6188
– Class AA, Series 3$0.5438$0.5438
– Class AA, Series 4$0.9062$0.9062
– Class AA, Series 5(1)$0.2658$
1. The Class AA Series 5 Preferred Shares were issued on December 10, 2010.

BAM Split Corp. owns 53,160,644 Brookfield Shares which generate cash flow through dividend payments that fund quarterly fixed cumulative preferential dividends for the holders of the company's preferred shares, and provide the holders of the company's capital shares the opportunity to participate in any capital appreciation of Brookfield Shares. Brookfield Asset Management Inc., focused on property, power and infrastructure assets, has approximately U.S.$150 billion of assets under management and is co-listed on the New York and Toronto Stock Exchanges under the symbol BAM and BAM.A respectively and Euronext under the symbol BAMA.

Note: This news release contains "forward-looking information" within the meaning of Canadian provincial securities laws and regulations. The words "generate" and "enable" and other expressions which are predictions of or indicate future events, trends or prospects and which do not relate to historical matters identify forward-looking information. Forward-looking information in this news release includes statements with regard to the generation of cumulative preferential dividends for the holders of the company's preferred shares and potential participation by the holders of the company's capital shares in the capital appreciation of Brookfield Shares.

Although the company believes that the anticipated future results or achievements expressed or implied by the forward-looking information and statements are based upon reasonable assumptions and expectations, the reader should not place undue reliance on the forward-looking information and statements because they involve known and unknown risks, uncertainties and other factors which may cause the actual results, performance or achievements of the company to differ materially from anticipated future results, performance or achievement expressed or implied by such forward-looking information and statements.

Factors that could cause actual results to differ materially from those contemplated or implied by the forward-looking information and statements include: financial performance of the Brookfield Shares which may result in a decline in value of the investment portfolio and/or in dividend income from the investment, the behavior of financial markets, including fluctuations in interest and exchange rates, availability of equity and debt financing and other risks and factors detailed from time to time in the company's other documents filed with the Canadian securities regulators.

We caution that the foregoing list of important factors that may affect future results is not exhaustive. When relying on our forward-looking information to make decisions with respect to the company, investors and others should carefully consider the foregoing factors and other uncertainties and potential events. Except as may be required by law, the company undertakes no obligation to publicly update or revise any forward-looking information or statements, whether written or oral, that may be as a result of new information, future events or otherwise. Reference should be made to the company's most recent Annual Information Form for a description of the major risk factors.

Contact Information

  • BAM Split Corp.
    Derek E. Gorgi
    Chief Financial Officer
    (416) 359-8590