BNN Split Corp.
TSX : BNA

BNN Split Corp.

August 11, 2005 16:12 ET

BNN Split Corp. Announces 2005 Third Quarter Results

TORONTO, ONTARIO--(CCNMatthews - Aug. 11, 2005) - BNN Split Corp. (TSX:BNA) announced today that income available for distribution for the nine months ended June 30, 2005 was $9.3 million, compared to $7.8 million in the same period last year. Investment income for this period increased from $8.2 million to $9.5 million due principally to dividends received on 3 million additional Brascan Class A Limited Voting shares acquired in 2004. Operating expenses decreased to $0.2 million in 2005 compared to $0.3 million in 2004 due to costs associated with the additional Preferred share issue in 2004. For the quarter ended June 30, 2005, the company paid dividends of $2.9 million and $0.1 million to its Preferred and Capital shareholders respectively, compared with $2.7 million and $0.6 million for the same period in 2004.

During June 2005, the company acquired an additional 236,200 Class A Limited Voting Shares of Brascan Corp. for a total purchase price of $11.0 million.

The Board of Directors declared quarterly dividends of $0.390625, $0.309375 and $0.01047 per preferred share Class A, and Class AA Series 1 and Capital share of the company, respectively, payable on September 7, 2005 to shareholders of record on August 22, 2005.

The net asset value per unit, consisting of one Preferred share and one Capital share, was $86.57 based on a Brascan share price of $46.80 as at June 30, 2005. The net asset value per Preferred share is posted monthly on www.bnnsplit.ca.



STATEMENTS OF INCOME AND DEFICIT


Three months ended Nine months ended
(unaudited) June 30 June 30
$thousands 2005 2004 2005 2004
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Income
Investment $ 3,098 $ 3,166 $ 9,461 $ 8,171

Expenses
Operating 50 46 174 330
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Income available for
distribution 3,048 3,120 9,287 7,841

Dividends paid on Senior
Preferred shares (2,944) (2,676) (8,830) (6,583)
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Income available for
distribution on Capital
and Class A Voting shares 104 444 457 1,258

Dividends paid on Capital
shares (100) (600) (453) (1,800)
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4 (156) 4 (542)

Deficit, beginning of
period (7,774) (6,868) (7,774) (3,882)
Share issue costs - (479) - (3,079)
Deficit, end of period $ (7,770) $ (7,503) $ (7,770) $ (7,503)
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Dividends per Senior
Preferred share
- Class A $ 0.3906 $ 0.3906 $ 1.1719 $ 1.1719
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Dividends per Senior
Preferred share
- Class AA, Series 1 $ 0.3094 $ 0.2265 $ 0.9281 $ 0.2265
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BNN Split Corp. owns a portfolio consisting of 17,654,200 Class A Limited Voting Shares of Brascan Corporation in order to generate quarterly fixed cumulative preferential dividends for the holders of the company's Preferred shares and to enable the holders of the company's Capital shares to participate in any capital appreciation of Brascan Shares. Brascan Corporation is a global asset manager focused on property, power and infrastructure assets. With $40 billion of assets under management, the company owns 70 premier office properties and over 130 power generating plants. The company is inter-listed on the New York and Toronto stock exchanges.

Bruce K. Robertson, Chief Executive Officer, will be available at (416) 363-0061 to answer any questions on the company's financial results.

This news release contains forward-looking statements concerning the company's business and operations. The company cautions that, by their nature,
forward-looking statements involve risk and uncertainty and the company's actual results could differ materially from those expressed or implied in such statements. Reference should be made to the most recent Annual Information Form for a description of the major risk factors.

Contact Information

  • BNN Split Corp.
    Bruce K. Robertson
    Chief Executive Officer
    (416) 363-0061