Precious Metals Bullion Trust
TSX : PBU.UN

Precious Metals Bullion Trust

December 20, 2010 17:05 ET

Precious Metals Bullion Trust Declares Special Year End Distribution

TORONTO, ONTARIO--(Marketwire - Dec. 20, 2010) -

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For the eleven months ended November 30, 2010, Precious Metals Bullion Trust (TSX:PBU.UN) (the "Fund") has generated a total return of 26.8% and an annualized compound total return of 32.0% since inception on August 14, 2009. As a result of realized profits from its successful foreign currency hedging program, the Fund announces a special distribution estimated to be $0.225 per unit to unitholders of record at the close of business on December 31, 2010. The distribution consists of (i) a cash distribution in the amount of $0.105 per unit which approximates the income taxes payable (by taxable holders of the Fund) on the special distribution based on the highest marginal Ontario tax rate; and (ii) a distribution estimated to be $0.12 per unit that will be automatically reinvested in additional units to be determined based on the net asset value per unit as of December 31, 2010. The estimated amount of $0.12 per unit may change depending on any other transactions occurring before year end. The payment date for both the cash distribution and the automatic reinvestment will be January 17, 2011.

Immediately thereafter, the units of the Fund will be automatically consolidated and as a result, unitholders will hold the same number of units after the distribution as they held before it. The adjusted cost base of a holder's units will be increased by the amount of the distribution reinvested in units as of the payment date thereof. 

For additional information concerning the Fund, please call our investor relations line at 416-642-9051 (toll-free at 1-866-642-6001) or visit our website at www.bromptongroup.com.

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 press release does not constitute an offer to sell or the solicitation of an offer to buy Units nor will there be any sale of such securities in any state in which such offer, solicitation or sale would be unlawful.

Commissions, trailing commissions, management fees and expenses all may be associated with investment funds. Please read the fund's publicly filed documents which are available from SEDAR 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 press release and to other matters identified in public filings relating to the Fund, to the future outlook of the Fund and anticipated events or results and may include statements regarding the future financial performance of the Fund. 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.

Contact Information

  • Brompton Funds Management Limited
    Chris Cullen
    Senior Vice President
    (416) 642-9064