Canoe Financial Announces Completion of Canoe ‘GO CANADA’ Income Fund Merger
CALGARY, ALBERTA – December 21, 2012 – Canoe Financial LP (the “Manager”) announces that the merger (the “Merger”) of Canoe ‘GO CANADA’ Income Fund (the “Fund”) (TSX: GCI.UN) into Canoe ‘GO CANADA!’ Equity Income Class (the “Continuing Fund”), an open-end mutual fund managed by Canoe Financial LP, became effective as of the close of business on December 20, 2012. The Merger was approved by unitholders at a special meeting held on December 14, 2012.
The unitholders of the Fund transferred their units of the Fund to the Continuing Fund in exchange for Series A shares of the Continuing Fund. The unitholders of the Fund received Series A shares of the Continuing Fund having an aggregate net asset value equal to the value of the Fund’s net assets, which shares will be issued by the Continuing Fund at the Series A net asset value per share as at the close of business on December 20, 2012.
Pursuant to the Merger, each unitholder of the Fund received 0.89 Series A shares (using an exchange ratio of 1.1224:1) of the Continuing Fund in exchange for each unit of the Fund. The exchange ratio was determined with reference to the net asset value for each of the Fund and the Continuing Fund as at the close of business on December 20, 2012. The net asset value per Series A share of the Continuing Fund as of December 20, 2012 was $9.93.
Unitholders of the Fund may elect to effect the merger on a tax deferred basis. A tax information package has been posted to the Canoe Financial website for unitholders wishing to make this election.
Important Merger information for non-residents: unitholder accounts which are deemed to be non-resident of Canada may not be allowed to hold shares of Canoe ‘GO CANADA!’ Equity Income Class following the Merger where the holding of such shares could be detrimental to the Continuing Fund and accordingly may be redeemed immediately prior to or shortly after the Merger is completed.
About the Continuing Fund
The Continuing Fund is an open-end mutual fund and aims to provide a steady flow of income and capital growth through diversified investments primarily in Canadian equity and fixed-income securities. The Continuing Fund is managed by Stephen Carlin, CFA, of AEGON Capital Management.
About Canoe Financial LP
Canoe Financial is an investment management firm focused on building financial wealth for Canadians through investing in Canada. Its ‘GO CANADA!’ investment thesis reflects Canoe’s strategic confidence in Canada as a place to invest. With continued global urbanization, increasing worldwide demand for resources, and Canada’s sound fiscal structure, Canoe believes this country provides long-term growth potential for investors.
Canoe is one of Canada’s fastest-growing investment fund companies and as at November 30, 2012, manages approximately $1.6 billion in assets through its investment products. To learn more about Canoe Financial, visit www.canoefinancial.com.
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Stephen Carlin, CFA is Senior Vice-President, head of Equities at AEGON Capital Management who is the sub-advisor to Canoe Financial LP. Canoe is the registered Portfolio Manager and Manager of the Fund.
Forward Looking Statement: Certain statements included in this news release constitute forward looking statements which reflect Canoe Financial’s current expectations regarding future results or events. Words such as “may,” “will,” “should,” “could,” “anticipate,” “believe,” “expect,” “intend,” “plan,” “potential,” “continue” and similar expressions have been used to identify these forward-looking statements. Forward-looking statements involve significant risks and uncertainties and a number of factors could cause actual results to materially differ from expectations discussed in the forward looking statements including, but not limited to, changes in general economic and market conditions and other risk factors. Although the forward-looking statements are based on what Canoe Financial believes to be reasonable assumptions, we cannot assure that actual results will be consistent with these forward-looking statements. Investors should not place undue reliance on forward-looking statements. These forward-looking statements are made as of the current date and we assume no obligation to update or revise them to reflect new events or circumstances.
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