EnerVest Diversified Income Trust Annouces Renewal of Normal Course Issuer Bid
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EnerVest Diversified Management Inc. (the "Manager"), the Manager of EnerVest Diversified Income Trust (TSX:EIT.UN) ("EnerVest"), announced today that it has renewed its normal course issuer bid ("NCIB") with the Toronto Stock Exchange ("TSX"). The TSX has accepted EnerVest's Notice of Intention to have a NCIB in place.
As of September 15, 2009 EnerVest had 99,849,994 issued and outstanding units and had a public float of 97,468,715 units. Under the NCIB EnerVest may purchase, in the next twelve months, up to 9,746,872 of its issued and outstanding units on the open market through the facilities of the TSX, representing 10 percent of the public float. However, EnerVest may not purchase more than 2% of the issued and outstanding units during any 30 day period, which as at September 15, 2009 represents 1,997,000 units. The price which EnerVest will pay for any units purchased will be the prevailing market price of such units on the TSX at the time of purchase. Decisions regarding purchases of units pursuant to the NCIB will be made by the Manager.
The NCIB will commence on September 30, 2009, and will terminate on September 29, 2010 or at such earlier times as the NCIB is completed or terminated at the option of EnerVest.
During the 12 months preceding September 28, 2009, EnerVest repurchased 1,130,667 units at a weighted average trading price of $9.43 per unit on a post consolidation basis.
EnerVest believes that from time to time the purchase of EnerVest units for cancellation will increase the proportionate interest of, and be advantageous to, all remaining unitholders. Any purchases made by EnerVest may also afford increased liquidity to those unitholders of EnerVest who may wish to dispose of their units.
EnerVest Diversified Income Trust is Canada's largest and most liquid closed-end investment fund. Listed on the Toronto Stock Exchange under the symbol EIT.UN, the Fund is an actively managed diversified portfolio of income generating and capital growth securities, designed to maximize distributions and Net Asset Value for the benefit of its unitholders.
Certain statements included in this news release constitute forward-looking statements. The forward-looking statements are not historical facts but reflect EnerVest Management Ltd.'s (the "Administrator" or the "Manager") and its affiliates current expectations regarding future results or events. These forward-looking statements are subject to a number of risks and uncertainties that could cause actual results or events to differ materially from current expectations. Although the Administrator believes that the assumptions inherent in the forward-looking statements are reasonable, forward-looking statements are not guarantees of future performance and, accordingly, readers are cautioned not to place undue reliance on such statements due to the inherent uncertainty therein. The Administrator undertakes no obligation to update publicly or otherwise revise any forward-looking statement or information whether as a result of new information, future events or other such factors which affect this information, except as required by law.
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