Premier Canadian Income Fund

August 16, 2013 16:03 ET

Premier Canadian Income Fund Announces Semi-Annual Results

TORONTO, ONTARIO--(Marketwired - Aug. 16, 2013) - Premier Canadian Income Fund (the "Fund") (TSX:PCU.UN) announces results for the six months ended June 30, 2013. Net decrease in net assets from operations amounted to $(0.5) million or $(0.21) per unit. Net assets were $6.5 million or $2.91 per unit, net of distributions to unitholders in the amount of $0.2 million or $0.10 per unit.

The Fund's investment objectives are (a) to maximize total returns for unitholders including both long-term appreciation in net asset value ("NAV") per unit and distributions; and (b) to pay unitholders monthly distributions in an amount targeted to be 6.5% per annum on the NAV of the Fund. The Fund will invest in a portfolio principally consisting of common shares selected from the Energy, Financial and Materials sectors of the S&P/TSX 60 Index. In addition, the Fund may invest up to 20% of its net assets in equity securities of issuers selected from the S&P/TSX Composite Index.

The Fund employs a proprietary strategy, Strathbridge Selective Overwriting ("SSO"), to enhance the income generated by the portfolio and to reduce volatility. In addition, the Fund may write cash covered put options in respect of securities in which it is permitted to invest.

The Fund's investment portfolio is managed by its investment manager, Strathbridge Asset Management Inc. Fund units are listed on Toronto Stock Exchange under the symbol PCU.UN.

Selected Financial Information: ($ Millions)
Statement of Financial Operations
For the six months ended June 30, 2013
Revenue $ 0.1
Expenses (0.2 )
Net Investment Loss $ (0.1 )
Net Loss on Investments (0.4 )
Net Decrease in Net Assets from Operations $ (0.5 )

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