TORONTO, ONTARIO--(Marketwire - Sept. 26, 2011) - Diversified Preferred Share Trust (the "Trust") (TSX:DPS.UN) announces a change to its quarterly distribution rate from $0.30 per unit to $0.25 per unit, effective with the fourth-quarter distribution, payable on January 13, 2012 to unitholders of record on December 30, 2011.
The fundamental reason for the change in the quarterly distribution rate is the significant downward movement in Canadian interest rates over the last several years. This low interest rate environment has resulted in a decline in the average yield of the Trust's portfolio. Consequently, the Trust's Board of Directors has deemed it reasonable to change the Trust's distribution rate to a more sustainable level.
Diversified Preferred Share Trust
Diversified Preferred Share Trust is designed to provide unitholders with the opportunity to receive quarterly cash distributions by investing in an equally weighted diversified portfolio of preferred shares and preferred securities of Canadian issuers managed on a passive basis and to receive the benefits of a low management expense ratio. The Trust's units trade on the Toronto Stock Exchange under the ticker DPS.UN.
Sentry Investments ("Sentry") is a Canadian asset management company with approximately $6.5 billion in assets under management on behalf of Canadian investors. We offer a diverse range of investment products including mutual funds, hedge funds, flow-through limited partnerships and other alternative investment products. Sentry Investments was recognized as Canada's Best Equity Fund Family at the Lipper Fund Awards 2011 and was one of only five companies in 2011 to receive the prestigious Brendan Wood International TopGun Asset Management Team Award.
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 the Trust and/or Sentry. The forward-looking statements are not historical facts but reflect Sentry's current expectations regarding future results or events. 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 believes 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 undertakes 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 the Trust's profile at www.sedar.com.
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