TDb Split Corp.

TDb Split Corp.

February 26, 2009 17:48 ET

TDb Split Corp.: Portfolio Update

TORONTO, ONTARIO--(Marketwire - Feb. 26, 2009) - TDb Split Corp. ("the Company") was created to provide exposure to the common shares of Toronto Dominion Bank ("TD Bank") through two classes of securities, the Priority Equity Shares and the Class A Shares (a "Unit"). Since inception of the Company on August 7, 2007 (18 months ago) the price of TD Bank has declined 45% from $69.03 to $37.64 on February 26, 2008.

This sharp decline in TD Bank has resulted in the Company's net asset value being reduced significantly and as mentioned in previous updates, has required the Company to implement the Priority Equity Portfolio Protection Plan (the "Plan") in accordance with the prospectus. As a result of implementing the Plan, the Company has been required to sell a significant amount of the TD Bank common shares held in the Portfolio and acquire fixed income securities.

The Company's total net asset value is approximately $9.87 per unit as at February 26, 2009, consisting of less than 25% common shares of TD Bank. The reduced exposure to TD Bank will limit the future impact of price movements of TD Bank shares on the net asset value of the Company and lower the ability of the Company to generate income from dividends and its covered call option writing program.

The significant price decline of TD Bank has made it extremely difficult to achieve the original stated objectives for both classes of shares. The Company intends to establish a normal course issuer's bid which would allow the Company to re-purchase units in the market when trading prices are at a discount to the net asset value.

The portfolio is continually rebalanced and adjusted based on market conditions to provide both security for Priority Equity shareholders and upside potential for Class A shareholders. The Company may buy or sell additional shares of TD Bank, the Permitted Repayment Securities, and/or option positions based on market conditions and provided that the Company remains in compliance with the Priority Equity Portfolio Protection Plan.

Contact Information

  • TDb Split Corp.
    Investor Relations
    (416) 304-4443 or Toll Free: 1-877-4-Quadra (1-877-478-2372)