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Precious Metals and Mining Trust (TSX: MMP.UN) increases regular monthly distributions to $0.07 per unit
2007-03-12

TORONTO: Sentry Select Capital Corp. is pleased to announce that Precious Metals and Mining Trust’s (the “Trust”) distribution for March 2007 will be increased to $0.07 per unit, up from $0.06 per unit for February. This is the third distribution increase since the inception of the Trust in June 2006. The distribution will be paid on April 13, 2007 to unitholders of record on March 30, 2007. The increase is a result of net realized and anticipated capital gains in the portfolio, which will be distributed to unitholders through the remainder of the year.

Current yield: The distribution of $0.07 per unit represents a current yield of 7.3% per annum based on the March 9, 2007 closing price of $11.44 per unit and an 8.4% yield based on the issue price of $10 per unit. This also represents a 46% increase from the originally anticipated 5% per annum yield.

Precious Metals and Mining Trust: Precious Metals and Mining Trust is a closed-end trust that aims to provide unitholders with long-term capital appreciation and monthly cash distributions. The Trust invests in an actively managed portfolio consisting primarily of equity securities of metals and minerals mining and exploration issuers listed on a North American stock exchange.

Distribution reinvestment plan: The Trust offers a distribution reinvestment plan whereby residents of Canada may elect to have their cash distributions reinvested in additional units of the Trust.

Future distributions: The distribution is based upon the current make-up of the Trust’s portfolio. If the make-up of the portfolio changes, the distributions could change.

Sentry Select Capital Corp.: Sentry Select Capital Corp., the Manager of the Fund, is one of the fastest-growing wealth management companies in Canada and manages over $8 billion in gross assets. 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. With 35 reporting entities, Sentry Select is the leading issuer of securities listed on the Toronto Stock Exchange.

More information: Investor Services (broker/investor inquiries) or Kinga Lam (media inquiries) Tel: 1-888-246-6656 Fax: 416-364-1197 info@sentryselect.com www.sentryselect.com

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 Trust, including the potential for future distributions. 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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