Premium Income Corporation

Premium Income Corporation

June 10, 2016 16:03 ET

Premium Income Corporation Announces Semi-Annual Results

TORONTO, ONTARIO--(Marketwired - June 10, 2016) - (TSX:PIC.A)(TSX:PIC.PR.A) Premium Income Corporation (the "Fund") announces results of operations for the six months ended April 30, 2016. Increase in net assets attributable to holders of Class A shares amounted to $4.4 million or $0.41 per Class A share. Net assets attributable to holders of Class A shares as at April 30, 2016 were $61.8 million or $5.80 per Class A share. Cash distributions of $0.43 per Preferred share and $0.41 per Class A share were paid during the period.

Premium Income Corporation is a mutual fund corporation, which invests in a portfolio consisting principally of common shares of Bank of Montreal, The Bank of Nova Scotia, Canadian Imperial Bank of Commerce, National Bank of Canada, Royal Bank of Canada, and the Toronto Dominion Bank. The Fund employs a proprietary investment strategy, Strathbridge Selective Overwriting, 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 investment portfolio of the Fund is managed by its investment manager, Strathbridge Asset Management Inc. The Fund's Preferred and Class A shares are listed on Toronto Stock Exchange under the symbols PIC.PR.A and PIC.A respectively.

Selected Financial Information: ($Millions)
Statement of Comprehensive Income
For the six months ended April 30, 2016 (Unaudited)
Income (including Net Gain on Investments) $ 10.4
Expenses 1.4
Operating Profit $ 9.0
Preferred Share Distributions (4.6 )
Increase in Net Assets Attributable
to Holders of Class A Shares $ 4.4

For further information, please contact Investor Relations at 416.681.3966, toll free at 1.800.725.7172 or visit

Contact Information

  • Strathbridge Asset Management Inc.
    Aaron Ho
    Vice-President, Finance
    416.681.3966; 1.800.725.7172

    Strathbridge Asset Management Inc.
    121 King Street West, Suite 2600
    Toronto, Ontario, M5H 3T9
    416.681.3966; 1.800.725.7172