TORONTO, ONTARIO--(Marketwired - Feb. 5, 2014) - As previously announced, Brompton Lifeco Split Corp. ("LCS" or the "Fund") (TSX:LCS)(TSX:LCS.PR.A) will hold a special meeting of shareholders on February 18, 2014 to consider the proposed extension of the term of the Class A Shares and Preferred Shares of the Fund. If approved, shareholders will be able to continue their investment in the Fund beyond its currently scheduled termination date of April 30, 2014. The proposed extension will not result in any changes to shareholder redemption rights and is subject to shareholder approval. In the event that the proposed extension is not approved by shareholders, the Fund will terminate and Class A and Preferred shareholders will receive net asset value per Class A and Preferred Share, respectively.
If the extension is approved, the term of the Class A Shares and Preferred Shares will be extended to April 29, 2019 and the distribution rate for the Fund's Preferred Shares for the new term commencing on May 1, 2014 will be $0.575 per share per annum payable quarterly. This represents a 5.75% yield on the par value ($10.00) of the Preferred Share and is based on current market rates for preferred shares with similar terms. In addition, the Fund intends to maintain the targeted monthly Class A Share distribution at $0.075 per Class A Share.
LCS invests in a portfolio, on an approximately equal weight basis, of common shares of Canada's 4 largest publicly-listed life insurance companies: Great-West Lifeco Inc., Industrial Alliance Insurance and Financial Services Inc., Manulife Financial Corporation and Sun Life Financial Inc.
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