TORONTO, ONTARIO--(Marketwire - June 29, 2010) - Precious Metals and Mining Trust (the "Trust") (TSX:MMP.UN) wishes to provide unitholders and warrant holders with an update on the Trust's warrant offering.
On March 16, 2010, the Trust announced that it would issue warrants (the "Warrants") to subscribe for Trust units (the "Warrant Offering") to its unitholders of record at the close of business (Toronto time) on March 30, 2010 (the "Record Date").
Unitholders received one Warrant for each Trust unit held on the Record Date.
The Warrants can be exercised up until the expiration date of July 23, 2010 at 4:00 p.m. (Toronto time) (the "Warrant Expiry Time"). Warrant holders should contact their broker or investment advisor in advance of the Warrant Expiry Time as each broker or investment advisor may require additional lead time to process a request.
Warrants and subscription price
One Warrant entitles the holder to purchase one Trust unit at a price of $7.42 per unit (the "Exercise Price") before the Warrant Expiry Time. On June 24, 2010, the Trust's net asset value per unit at the close of business was $9.01 and the Trust's fully diluted net asset value was $8.55. On June 28, 2010, the Trust's closing market price was $8.20.
Discount to NAV and market price
The subscription price of $7.42 represents a discount of 13.2% to the fully diluted net asset value per Trust unit on June 24, 2010 and a discount of 9.5% to the market price per Trust unit on June 28, 2010.
Proceeds and expenses of the Offering
If all of the Warrants are exercised, the Trust will issue 9,717,733 Trust units for net proceeds of approximately $70.26 million after deducting the payment of the expenses of the Warrant Offering and the Warrant exercise fee by the Trust.
Additional subscription privilege
Each Warrant holder who has subscribed for all of the Trust units to which such holder is entitled may subscribe pro rata for additional Trust units, if available, that were not subscribed for initially, at a price equal to the Exercise Price.
Listing and trading
The Warrants began trading on the Toronto Stock Exchange (the "TSX") on March 26, 2010 under the symbol MMP.WT. On June 28, 2010, the Warrants' closing market price per warrant was $0.84.
Use of proceeds
Subject to the Trust's investment restrictions, the net proceeds of this Warrant Offering will be invested by the Trust in securities in accordance with the investment objectives and the investment strategy of the Trust.
Precious Metals and Mining Trust
The Trust is a closed-end investment 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 mining issuers listed on a North American stock exchange. The Trust units trade on the TSX under the symbol MMP.UN.
Sentry Investments ("Sentry") is a Canadian asset management company that offers a diverse range of investment products including mutual funds, hedge funds, flow-through limited partnerships, closed-end trusts and other alternative investments, covering a variety of domestic and global mandates.
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 Sentry and/or the Trust. The forward-looking statements are not historical facts but reflect Sentry's current expectations regarding future results or events including, but not limited to, the intended use of proceeds from the Warrant Offering. 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 and/or the Trust 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.
This offering is only made by short-form prospectus. The short-form prospectus dated March 15, 2010, as amended, contains important detailed information about the securities being offered. Copies of the short-form prospectus may be obtained from the issuer or are available electronically at www.sedar.com. Investors should read the short-form prospectus before making an investment decision.
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