Toronto/Calgary: Strategic Energy Management Corp. announces that Strategic Energy Fund’s (the “Fund”) cash distribution for October 2006 will be C$0.11 per unit.
The distribution details are as follows:
|Distribution||Ex-distribution date||Record date||Payable date|
|C$0.11 per unit||October 13, 2006||October 17, 2006||October 31, 2006|
Strategic Energy Fund: Strategic Energy Fund is an investment trust that seeks to provide unitholders with superior rates of return through a diversification strategy focused on investment opportunities within the Canadian energy sector. The Fund invests in established companies, early-stage energy companies and, to a lesser extent, special energy issuers, each with prospects for high growth in the near to medium term and the potential for long-term capital appreciation.The Fund’s investments in established companies, including energy royalty and income trusts, are made with a view to generate sufficient income to permit the Fund to make monthly cash distributions to unitholders. The Fund expects to continue to pay monthly distributions of $0.11 per unit during the remainder of 2006. However, if the make-up of the portfolio changes or if such portfolio holdings make distributions other than in accordance with their indicated guidance, distributions may differ.Investments in early-stage energy companies are focused on both private and public issuers with strong, experienced management teams that have proven track records of enhancing shareholder value and successfully executing exit strategies. As well, the Fund may invest in undervalued issuers where Sentry Select Capital Corp., investment advisor to the Fund, believes that capital appreciation can be realized.
Trading information and NAV: Strategic Energy Fund units trade on the Toronto Stock Exchange under the symbol SEF.UN. As of September 27, 2006, the Fund’s closing price on the TSX was $11.65 per unit and the net asset value was $12.21 per unit.
Sentry Select Capital Corp.: The investment advisor is Sentry Select Capital Corp., a wealth management company providing investment, administrative and marketing services to 33 exchange-listed closed-end funds and corporations, including preferred securities and debentures, 16 mutual funds, 17 principal-protected notes and three flow-through limited partnerships. Sentry Select is one of the largest Canadian investment managers in the income trust sector. As of August 31, 2006, the firm had approximately $8.5 billion in gross assets under management.
Forward- looking statements: 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 future distributions. When used in this news release, the words “in the future” and “believe”, and the use of the future tense generally identify forward-looking statements. 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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