TORONTO - Sentry Select Capital Corp. (“Sentry Select” or the “Manager”) is pleased to announce that it has filed a final prospectus across Canada qualifying the initial public offering by Sentry Select FIDAC U.S. Mortgage Trust (the “Trust”), a closed-end investment trust of which Sentry Select will be the Manager and Trustee. Offering Price - The offering price is $10 per unit and the minimum purchase quantity is 200 units ($2,000). Investment Objectives - The Trust's investment objective is to provide Unitholders with tax-efficient cash distributions on a quarterly basis. The cash distributions will be directly related to the spread between the interest income earned on the Portfolio of mortgage-backed securities owned by SSF U.S. Mortgage Limited Partnership and the cost of borrowing to finance their acquisition. Cash distributions from the Trust are not fixed and will vary. Closing - The offering is expected to close on or about September 20, 2005. Investment Manager - Fixed Income Discount Advisory Company (FIDAC) will be the investment manager to SSF U.S. Mortgage Limited Partnership. FIDAC owns and manages a portfolio of mortgage-backed securities, with the principal business objective to generate income from the spread between the interest income on mortgage-backed securities and the cost of borrowing to finance the acquisition of mortgage-backed securities. FIDAC and related companies are responsible for the management of approximately US$48 billion in gross assets. The Agents - A syndicate of agents is being co-led by CIBC World Markets Inc. and RBC Dominion Securities Inc., and includes National Bank Financial Inc., BMO Nesbitt Burns Inc., Scotia Capital Inc., Canaccord Capital Corporation, HSBC Securities (Canada) Inc., Raymond James Ltd., Berkshire Securities Inc., Dundee Securities Corporation, First Associates Investments Inc., Wellington West Capital Inc., Desjardins Securities Inc., IPC Securities Corporation and Rothenberg Capital Management Inc. The Manager - Sentry Select Capital Corp. is the manager of the Trust. Sentry Select is also responsible for providing or arranging for the provision of administrative services required by the Trust. Sentry Select is a wealth management company with gross assets under management in excess of $7 billion. It is the portfolio manager of 17 closed-end trusts, 3 flow-through limited partnerships and 11 mutual funds; the manager of an investment corporation; the marketing agent for a series of principal-protected notes; and the administrator of 3 closed-end trusts.
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