Boston Pizza Royalties Income Fund

Boston Pizza Royalties Income Fund

March 09, 2011 19:47 ET

Boston Pizza Royalties Income Fund Announces February 2011 Distribution

VANCOUVER, BRITISH COLUMBIA--(Marketwire - March 9, 2011) - Boston Pizza Royalties Income Fund (TSX:BPF.UN) (the "Fund") announced today a cash distribution to unitholders of 8.4 cents per unit for February 2011. The distribution will be payable to unitholders of record at the close of business on March 21, 2011 and will be paid on March 31, 2011. The distribution of 8.4 cents per unit is approximately equal to the distribution of 11.5 cents per unit that the Fund declared each month in 2010 less the rate of the specified investment flow-through tax ("SIFT Tax") that the Fund is liable to pay from and after January 1, 2011. The SIFT Tax also recharacterizes such distributions as eligible dividends received from a taxable Canadian corporation. Eligible dividend treatment for distributions to unitholders will generally be beneficial to Canadian resident investors holding their Units in taxable accounts compared to the previous characterization primarily as other income. The Fund periodically reviews distribution levels based on its policy of stable and sustainable distribution flow to unitholders.

The Fund is a limited purpose, open-ended trust established under the laws of British Columbia to acquire indirectly certain trademarks and trade names used by Boston Pizza International Inc. ("BPI") in its Boston Pizza restaurants in Canada. The trademarks are licensed to BPI for 99 years for which BPI pays the Fund 4% of franchise revenues of all Boston Pizza restaurants in the royalty pool.

The trustees of the Fund have approved the contents of this news release.

® Boston Pizza Royalties Limited Partnership. All Boston Pizza registered Canadian trademarks and unregistered Canadian trademarks containing the words "Boston", "BP", and/or "Pizza" are trademarks owned by the Boston Pizza Royalties Limited Partnership and licensed by the Boston Pizza Royalties Limited Partnership to Boston Pizza International Inc.

© Boston Pizza International Inc. 2011

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