TORONTO: The Board of Directors of Sentry Select Capital Corp. (“Sentry Select” or the “Manager”) announces that it is proposing a merger of Sentry Select Focused 50 Income Fund (the “Terminating Fund”) with Sentry Select Canadian Income Fund (“Canadian Income Fund”) (the “Merger”).
If approved, the Terminating Fund will transfer all of its assets to Canadian Income Fund in exchange for units of Canadian Income Fund and the assumption by Canadian Income Fund of all the liabilities of the Terminating Fund. Each unitholder of the Terminating Fund will receive units of Canadian Income Fund having the same aggregate net asset value as their units of the Terminating Fund as of the close of business on the effective date of the Merger, expected to be August 18, 2008.
The Merger: The Merger will require approval by the majority of the votes cast by unitholders of a Terminating Fund at a special meeting of the unitholders expected to be held on August 11, 2008. The record date for the purpose of determining the unitholders entitled to receive notice and vote at the meeting will be the close of business on June 30, 2008. The information circular containing a complete description of the matters to be considered at the meeting, as well as the rationale for the proposed merger, will be sent to entitled unitholders on or about July11, 2008.
The proposed Merger is subject to regulatory approval.
Tax consequences of the Merger: The Manager is proposing that the Merger be effected on a tax-deferred basis.
Costs of the Merger: All costs and expenses associated with the Merger will be borne by the Manager.
Sentry Select Capital Corp.: 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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