Mulvihill World Financial Split Corp.
TSX : WFS.PR.A
TSX : WFS

Mulvihill World Financial Split Corp.

March 06, 2008 16:03 ET

World Financial Split Corp. Declares Quarterly Distribution

TORONTO, ONTARIO--(Marketwire - March 6, 2008) - World Financial Split Corp. (the "Fund") (TSX:WFS) (TSX:WFS.PR.A) has declared its quarterly distribution of $0.13125 on each of its Preferred Shares and $0.30 on each of its Class A Shares payable March 31, 2008 to shareholders of record as of March 17, 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 is a mutual fund corporation which invests in a portfolio that includes common equity securities selected from the ten largest financial services companies by market capitalization in each of Canada, the United States and the Rest of the World (the "Portfolio Universe"). In addition, the issuers of securities in the Portfolio, other than Canadian issuers, must have a minimum credit rating of "A" from Standard & Poor's Rating Services or a comparable rating from an equivalent rating agency.

In addition, up to 20% of the Net Asset Value of the Fund may be invested in common equity securities of financial services companies not included in the Portfolio Universe as long as such companies have a market capitalization at the time of investment of at least US$10 billion and for non-Canadian issuers, a minimum credit rating of "A" from Standard & Poors Rating Service or a comparable rating from an equivalent rating agency.

To generate additional returns above the dividend income earned on the portfolio, the Fund may from time to time write covered call options in respect of all or part of the common shares in the Portfolio. In addition, the Fund may write cash covered put options in respect of securities in which the Fund is permitted to invest.

The Fund's investment portfolio is managed by its investment manager, Mulvihill Capital Management Inc. The Fund's Preferred and Class A shares are listed on The Toronto Stock Exchange under the symbols WFS.PR.A and WFS.



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Distribution Details:
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Distribution per Preferred Share: $0.13125
Distribution per Class A Share: $0.30
Payable Date: March 31, 2008
Record Date: March 17, 2008
Ex-Dividend Date: March 13, 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