TORONTO: Sentry Select Capital Corp. (the “Manager”), the manager of Sentry Select China Fund (the “Fund”), announces that the Fund intends to purchase up to 776,951 of the units of the Fund (the “Units”) for cancellation by way of a normal course issuer bid through the facilities of the Toronto Stock Exchange (the “Exchange”). The 776,951 Units represent approximately 10% of the public float of the Fund. As of July 9, 2008, 7,792,100 Units were issued and outstanding. The public float of 7,769,510 Units has been calculated as the issued and outstanding Units less Units held by insiders of the Fund.
The purchases may commence on July 14, 2008 and will terminate on July 13, 2009, or on such earlier date as the Fund may complete its purchase or provide notice of termination. Any such purchases will be made by the Fund at the prevailing market price at the time of such purchases in accordance with the requirements of the Exchange.
The Fund will not make purchases of Units at a price greater than net asset value. Purchases of Units at less than net asset value per Unit should have the effect of increasing the net asset value per Unit. All purchased Units will be cancelled.
The Fund will not purchase in any 30-day period more than 155,842 Units, representing 2% of the issued and outstanding Units as at the date of acceptance of the notice of the normal course issuer bid by the Exchange.
In the 12 months preceding the date of this release, the Fund has purchased for cancellation 839,900 Units pursuant to an expiring normal course issuer bid at an average price of $10.46.
To the knowledge of the Manager, no director, senior officer or other insider of the Manager intends at present to sell any Units under this bid. However, sales by such persons through the facilities of the Exchange or elsewhere may occur if the circumstances or decisions of any such person change. The benefits to any such person whose Units are purchased would be the same as the benefits available to all other holders whose Units are purchased.
Trading information: Sentry Select China Fund units trade on the Toronto Stock Exchange under the symbol CHZ.UN.
Sentry Select China Find: Sentry Select China Fund is designed to provide investors with an actively managed, diversified portfolio of equity securities of companies that carry on the majority of their business in China. The Fund’s investment objectives are to provide a total return for unitholders, and pay quarterly cash distributions (initially, expected to be $0.125 per quarter, or 5% per annum based on the original price of $10.00 per unit).
The Manager: 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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This news release contains forward-looking statements that involve risks and uncertainties. These forward-looking statements relate to, among other things, the future performance of the Fund, including the potential for purchases pursuant to the normal course issuer bid. These statements reflect Sentry Select’s current expectations, but are subject to a number of risks and uncertainties. Due to the many risks and uncertainties, Sentry Select cannot assure that the forward-looking statements contained in this news release will be realized
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