Mulvihill Pro-AMS RSP Split Share Corp.
TSX : SPL.A
TSX : SPL.B

Mulvihill Pro-AMS RSP Split Share Corp.

July 03, 2008 16:03 ET

Mulvihill Pro-AMS RSP Split Share Corp. Declares Monthly Distribution

TORONTO, ONTARIO--(Marketwire - July 3, 2008) - Mulvihill Pro-AMS RSP Split Share Corp. (the "Fund")(TSX:SPL.A)(TSX:SPL.B) has declared its monthly distribution of $0.05417 on each of its Class A Shares payable July 31, 2008 to shareholders of record as of July 15, 2008. To the extent that any portion of the distributions are ordinary taxable dividends and not capital gains dividends, they will be eligible dividends.

The Fund's investment objectives for the Class A Shares are to provide Class A Shareholders with fixed cumulative preferential monthly cash distributions in the amount of $0.05417 per Class A Share (6.5% per annum on the original issue price) and to pay such Shareholders $10.00 for each Class A Share held on redemption on December 31, 2013 (the "Termination Date").

The Fund's investment objectives with respect to the Class B Shares is to pay Class B Shareholders $20.00 for each Class B Share held on the redemption of the Class B Shares on the Termination Date; and on the Termination Date, to provide holders of Class B Shares with the balance of the value of the Fund's Managed Portfolio (described below) after paying Class A Shareholders $10.00 per Class A Share.

To further enhance the Fund's ability to return the original issue price of Class A Shares on termination, the Fund contributes, every six months (commencing September 30, 2002) an amount targeted to be a minimum of $0.43 per Class A Share outstanding representing 1/23rd of the issue price of a Class A Share, to an account (the "Class A Share Forward Account") which will be used to acquire Canadian equity securities. The Fund will at each such time enter into a forward purchase and sale agreement (each a "Class A Share Forward Agreement") with Royal Bank of Canada ("RBC") until the forward price that would be payable to the Fund under the Class A Share Forward Agreements on the Termination Date equals the Class A share issue price ($10.00) multiplied by the number of Class A Shares outstanding.

To provide the Fund with the means to return the original issue price of the Class B Shares on termination, the forward purchase and sale agreement remains in force with RBC pursuant to which RBC will agree to pay to the Fund an amount equal to $20.00 in respect to each Class B Share outstanding on the Termination Date in exchange for the Fund agreeing to deliver to RBC equity securities known as the Fixed Portfolio. The balance of the net proceeds of the offering (i) have been invested by the Fund in a diversified portfolio consisting principally of Canadian and U.S. equity securities that are listed on a major North American stock exchange or market whose issues have a market capitalization in excess of U.S. $5.0 billion if listed solely in the United States or a market capitalization in excess of Cdn. $1 billion if listed in Canada and (ii) will also be used to enter into the Class A Shares Forward Agreements (collectively, the "Managed Portfolio").

The Fund may, from time to time, write covered call options in respect of all or part of the securities in the Managed Portfolio. In addition, the Fund may write cash covered put options in respect of securities in which the Fund is permitted to invest.

The Class A Shares trade under the symbol SPL.A, and the Class B Shares trade under the symbol SPL.B on the Toronto Stock Exchange.



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Distribution Details:

Distribution per Class A Share: $0.05417
Distribution Per Class B Share: $nil
Payable Date: July 31, 2008
Record Date: July 15, 2008
Ex-Dividend Date: July 11, 2008
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A member of the Mulvihill Capital Management Inc. Group of Funds

Contact Information

  • Mulvihill Structured Products
    John Mulvihill
    President & CEO
    (416) 681-3966 or 1-800-725-7172
    or
    Mulvihill Structured Products
    Don Biggs
    Senior Vice President
    416) 681-3966 or 1-800-725-7172
    Email: hybrid@mulvihill.com
    Website: www.mulvihill.com