TORONTO, ON--(Marketwired - November 13, 2014) - The Board of Directors (the "Board") of Sentry Investments Inc. ("Sentry"), the manager of Precious Metals and Mining Trust (the "Trust") (
The Board believes that this distribution decrease is prudent and in the best interests of the Trust and its unitholders given the current environment for gold mining equities. It is the view of Sentry that primary gold supply cannot be maintained at current gold prices. It is also the view of Sentry that gold mining equities continue to trade at their lowest valuations relative to the gold price in 25 years and, as a result, present an excellent investment opportunity. It is the opinion of the Board that this distribution decrease should improve unitholders' potential total return by maintaining capital in the Trust while continuing to provide a reasonable level of monthly cash payout.
It is the intention of the Board to reevaluate from time to time the Trust's monthly distribution in the context of portfolio return expectations and to make further changes when it is believed to represent a net benefit to unitholders.
SENTRY INVESTMENTS INC.
Sentry Investments was founded in 1997 and is one of Canada's fastest-growing independent asset management companies. Sentry manages over $15 billion in assets on behalf of more than 400,000 Canadian investors. Sentry offers a diverse range of award-winning investment products available through financial advisors, including domestic and global mutual funds, and separately managed accounts. Sentry is one of only three firms to receive five consecutive Brendan Wood Canadian International TopGun Asset Management Team Awards (2009 to 2013).
Certain statements included in this news release constitute forward-looking statements, including, but not limited to, those identified by the expressions "expect," "intend," "will" and similar expressions to the extent they relate to Sentry or the Trust. The forward-looking statements are not historical facts but reflect Sentry's and the Trust's current expectations regarding future results or events, including but not limited to, the Trust's ability to pay the indicated distribution on the dates specified. 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 Sentry and the Trust believe 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. Sentry and the Trust undertake 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. For a complete disclosure record of the Trust, please visit its profile at www.sedar.com.
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