TORONTO, ONTARIO--(Marketwired - March 6, 2017) - (TSX:SBC) (TSX:SBC.PR.A) As a result of strong performance, Brompton Split Banc Corp. (the "Company") is pleased to announce that the board of directors has approved an extension of the maturity date of the Class A and Preferred shares of the Company for an additional 5 year term to November 29, 2022. The reset preferred share dividend rate for the extended term will be announced at least 60 days prior to the original November 29, 2017 maturity date and will be based on market yields for preferred shares with similar terms at that time.
The term extension allows Class A shareholders to continue to invest in the Canadian bank sector while offering an attractive distribution rate of 7.1% based on the March 2, 2017 closing price while also providing the opportunity for capital appreciation. Canadian banks continue to have attractive dividend yields and return on equity. As well, the extension of the term of the Fund is not a taxable event and enables shareholders to defer potential capital gains tax liability that would have otherwise been realized on the redemption of the Class A shares or Preferred Shares at the end of the term until such time as such shares are disposed of by shareholders.
Since inception in November 2005 to January 31, 2017, the Class A share has delivered a 12.0%(1) per annum return, which outperformed the S&P/TSX Capped Financials Index by 3.5% per annum and outperformed the S&P/TSX Composite Index by 5.6% per annum. Since inception to January 31, 2017, Class A shareholders have received cash distributions of $13.05. Class A shareholders also have the option to reinvest their cash distributions in a dividend reinvestment plan which is commission free to participants.
Since the last term extension on December 1, 2012 to January 31, 2017, the Class A share has generated a 21.7%(1) per annum return which outperformed the S&P/TSX Composite Index by 12.8% per annum and outperformed the S&P/TSX Capped Financials Index by 6.6% per annum.
The term extension offers Preferred shareholders the opportunity to enjoy preferential cash dividends until November 29, 2022. Since the last term extension on December 1, 2012 to January 31, 2017, the Preferred share has delivered an attractive 4.6%(1) per annum return, outperforming the S&P/TSX Preferred Share Index by 4.7% per annum with less volatility.
Brompton Split Banc Corp. invests in a portfolio, on an approximately equal weight basis, in common shares of 6 Canadian Banks: Bank of Montreal, Canadian Imperial Bank of Commerce, National Bank of Canada, Royal Bank of Canada, The Bank of Nova Scotia and The Toronto-Dominion Bank.
About Brompton Funds
Brompton Funds, a division of Brompton Group which was founded in 2000, is an experienced investment fund manager with approximately $2 billion in assets under management. Brompton's investment solutions include TSX traded funds, mutual 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 email@example.com or visit our website at www.bromptongroup.com.
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