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Select 50 S-1 Income Trust II (TSX: SDE.UN) completes merger with Select 50 S-1 Income Trust (TSX: SON.UN)

TORONTO: Sentry Select Capital Corp. (“Sentry Select” or the “Manager”) is pleased to announce that a merger of Select 50 S-1 Income Trust II (“Terminating Fund”) with Select 50 S-1 Income Trust (“Continuing Fund”) (the “Merger”) was completed effective July 4, 2008. The Merger was approved at a special meeting of unitholders of the Terminating Fund held on June 23, 2008.

The Terminating Fund transferred all of its assets to the Continuing Fund in exchange for units of the Continuing Fund and the assumption by the Continuing Fund of all the liabilities of the Terminating Fund. Each unitholder of the Terminating Fund received units of the Continuing Fund having the same aggregate net asset value as their units of the Terminating Fund as of the close of business on July 3, 2008.

Each unitholder of the Terminating Fund received 1.0123 units of the Continuing Fund in exchange for each unit of the Terminating Fund. Fractional units were not issued.

The Merger: The Manager believes that the Merger will result in significant benefits to unitholders of the Terminating Fund for the following reasons:

  • The larger combined Continuing Fund will have the advantage of increased economies of scale and lower proportionate fund operating expenses.
  • The Merger will eliminate the administrative and regulatory costs of operating separate investment funds.
  • Units of the Continuing Fund will have greater liquidity on the Toronto Stock Exchange.

Costs of the Merger: All costs and expenses associated with the Merger are borne by the Manager.

Sentry Select Capital Corp.: Sentry Select Capital Corp. is a Canadian wealth management company that manages over $6.5 billion in gross assets as of March 31, 2008. The company offers a diverse range of investment products including closed-end trusts, mutual funds, principal-protected notes and flow-through limited partnerships, covering a variety of domestic and global mandates.

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