TSX SYMBOL: MIG.UN
TORONTO, Oct. 24, 2013 /CNW/ - Marret Investment Grade Bond Fund (the "Fund") announced today that the TSX has accepted the Fund's Notice of Intention to make a normal course issuer bid. The Fund will have the right to purchase under the bid up to a maximum of 2,701,969 trust units (the "Units") (representing 10% of the Fund's public float) commencing October 28, 2013. As at October 17, 2013, the public float of the Fund was 27,019,694 Units and the issued and outstanding number of Units was 27,027,594.
The purpose of the issuer bid is to enable the Fund to acquire Units at prices which are less than the net asset value per Unit at the time of purchase. Marret Asset Management Inc. (the "Manager"), the manager of the Fund, believes that the Units may become available during the proposed purchase period at prices which are less than the net asset value per Unit at the time of purchase. As a result, in such circumstances, the purchase of Units pursuant to the Issuer Bid would be in the best interests of the Fund and its remaining unitholders. The Fund will not purchase any Units hereunder if the price of such Units would equal or exceed the net asset value per Unit at such time. The Fund may not purchase more than 540,551 units in any 30 day period, which is 2% of the outstanding securities as at the time of filing the notice with the TSX.
Purchases made pursuant to the normal course issuer bid will be made in the open market through the facilities of the TSX, Alpha and/or alternative trading systems. The normal course issuer bid will remain in effect until the earlier of October 27, 2014, the termination of the bid by the Fund or the Fund purchasing the maximum number of Units permitted under the bid.
As of October 17, 2013, the net asset value of the Fund was $11.50 per Unit and the closing trading price was $11.21 per Unit (representing a 3% discount when measured against the net asset value per Unit). There were no repurchases by the Fund under the previous normal course issuer bid.
The Units purchased by the Fund pursuant to the issuer bid will be cancelled.
SOURCE Marret Investment Grade Bond Fund