First National AlarmCap Income Fund
TSX : FNA.UN

First National AlarmCap Income Fund

March 04, 2011 16:04 ET

First National AlarmCap Income Fund Announces Sale of Assets

EDMONTON, ALBERTA--(Marketwire - March 4, 2011) - First National AlarmCap Income Fund (TSX:FNA.UN) (the "Fund") is pleased to announce the sale of its Securex division portfolio (the "Sale") for aggregate consideration of $10,505,000, which included the transfer of 1,750,000 Class A Trust Units (the "Units") of the Fund from Securex Master Limited Partnership ("SMLP") to the Fund. The Sale closed on March 4, 2011 with an effective date of February 28, 2011.

The divestiture of the Securex division is a key transaction designed to maximize the value of the Fund. It will enable the Fund to directly manage all of its assets rather than delegating management to a third party, which was the case with the Securex division portfolio. As a significant block of Units were tendered as part of the consideration for the Sale, the Fund will have a widely held unitholder base which may better enable it to evaluate strategic alternatives in the future in order to maximize unitholder value.

The Fund will continue to operate its Microtec division and to seek growth both inside and outside of the province of Quebec.

The Fund is an unincorporated, open-ended, limited purpose trust and its Units are listed on the Toronto Stock Exchange. The Microtec division, based in Quebec, is one of the largest full service security alarm monitoring operations in Canada. Information about the Fund can be found at www.sedar.com or at www.alarmcap.ca.

Forward Looking Statements

This news release contains "forward-looking statements" within the meaning of applicable securities laws relating to the Sale, including statements regarding the results of the Sale. Readers are cautioned not to place undue reliance on forward-looking statements. Actual results and developments may differ materially from those contemplated by these statements depending on, among other things, the risks that the Sale does not lead to greater value for the Fund or enhanced ability to evaluate strategic alternatives. The statements in this news release are made as of the date of this release. Forward-looking statements are made based on management's beliefs, estimates and opinions on the date the statements are made and the Corporation undertakes no obligation to update forward-looking statements except as may be required by applicable law.

The Toronto Stock Exchange has not reviewed and does not accept responsibility for the adequacy or accuracy of this news release.

Contact Information