Brompton Oil Split Corp.

Brompton Oil Split Corp.

February 24, 2015 08:59 ET

Brompton Oil Split Corp. Closes Initial Public Offering

TORONTO, ONTARIO--(Marketwired - Feb. 24, 2015) -

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Brompton Funds Limited (the "Manager") (TSX:OSP)(TSX:OSP.PR.A) is pleased to announce that Brompton Oil Split Corp. (the "Company") has completed its initial public offering of 2,800,000 Class A shares and 2,800,000 Preferred shares for total gross proceeds of $70 million. The Class A and Preferred shares will commence trading today on the Toronto Stock Exchange under the symbol OSP and OSP.PR.A, respectively.

The Company will invest in a portfolio (the "Portfolio") of equity securities of at least 15 large capitalization North American oil and gas issuers selected by the Manager from the S&P 500 Index and the S&P/TSX Composite Index, giving consideration to, among other metrics, attractive valuation, growth prospects, profitability, liquidity, sustainability of dividends and a strong balance sheet. The Portfolio will be focused primarily on oil and gas issuers that have significant exposure to oil, and will initially include equities of the following oil and gas issuers:

ARC Resources Ltd. Chevron Corporation Occidental Petroleum Corporation
Canadian Natural Resources Limited Encana Corporation PrairieSky Royalty Ltd.
ConocoPhillips EOG Resources Inc. Suncor Energy Inc.
Crescent Point Energy Corp. Husky Energy Inc. Vermilion Energy Inc.
Cenovus Energy Inc. Imperial Oil Limited Exxon Mobil Corporation

The investment objectives for the Class A shares are to provide holders with regular monthly non-cumulative cash distributions targeted to be 8.0% per annum on the $15.00 issue price, and the opportunity for growth in net asset value. The investment objectives for the Preferred shares are to provide holders with fixed cumulative preferential quarterly cash distributions in the amount of 5.0% per annum on the $10.00 issue price, and to return the original issue price on the maturity date, March 31, 2020.

Brompton Funds Limited is the manager and portfolio manager of the Company. In addition to Brompton Oil Split Corp., the Manager currently manages 4 other split-share funds with assets under management over $900 million. The portfolio management team is led by Laura Lau, an award winning portfolio manager with over 20 years of experience in financial services, who has a proven track record in managing flow-through funds and resource assets. The team also includes Michael Clare, an experienced energy and flow-through portfolio manager who specializes in the analysis of crude oil and natural gas markets.

The syndicate of agents for the offering was led by Scotiabank, CIBC and RBC Capital Markets and included TD Securities Inc., BMO Capital Markets, National Bank Financial Inc., GMP Securities L.P., Raymond James Ltd., Canaccord Genuity Corp., Desjardins Securities Inc., Dundee Securities Ltd., Industrial Alliance Securities Inc. and Mackie Research Capital Corporation.

About Brompton Funds

Brompton Funds, a division of Brompton Group which was founded in 2000, is an experienced investment fund manager with over $2.1 billion in assets under management. Brompton's investment solutions include TSX listed closed-end funds, mutual funds, hedge funds and flow-through limited partnerships. For further information, please contact your investment advisor, call Brompton's investor relations line at 416-642-6000 (toll-free at 1-866-642-6001), email info@bromptongroup.com or visit our website at www.bromptongroup.com.

You will usually pay brokerage fees to your dealer if you purchase or sell shares of the investment fund on the Toronto Stock Exchange or alternative Canadian trading platforms (an "exchange"). If the shares are purchased or sold on an exchange, investors may pay more than the current net asset value when buying shares of the investment fund and may receive less than the current net asset value when selling them.

There are ongoing fees and expenses associated with owning shares of an investment fund. An investment fund must prepare disclosure documents that contain key information about the Company. You can find more detailed information about the Company in the public filings available at www.sedar.com. Investment funds are not guaranteed, their values change frequently and past performance may not be repeated.

Certain statements contained in this news release constitute forward-looking information within the meaning of Canadian securities laws. Forward-looking information may relate to matters disclosed in this news release and to other matters identified in public filings relating to the Company, to the future outlook of the Company and anticipated events or results and may include statements regarding the future financial performance of the Company. In some cases, forward-looking information can be identified by terms such as "may", "will", "should", "expect", "plan", "anticipate", "believe", "intend", "estimate", "predict", "potential", "continue" or other similar expressions concerning matters that are not historical facts. Actual results may vary from such forward-looking information. Investors should not place undue reliance on forward-looking statements. These forward-looking statements are made of the date hereof and we assume no obligation to update or revise them to reflect new events or circumstances.

The securities offered have not been registered under the U.S. Securities Act of 1933, as amended, and may not be offered or sold in the United States absent registration or any applicable exemption from the registration requirements. This news release does not constitute an offer to sell or the solicitation of an offer to buy securities nor will there be any sale of such securities in any state in which such offer, solicitation or sale would be unlawful.

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