TORONTO, March 23, 2018 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) — S Split Corp. (the “Fund”) (TSX:SBN) (TSX:SBN.PR.A) announces results of operations for the year ended December 31, 2017. Increase in net assets attributable to holders of Class A shares amounted to $1.28 million or $1.26 per Class A share. As at December 31, 2017, net assets attributable to holders of Class A shares were $9.15 million or $9.35 per Class A share. Cash distributions to Class A shareholders totaling $0.55 million or $0.54 per Class A share were paid during the year.
The investment objectives for the Class A shares are: (i) to provide holders of Class A shares with regular monthly cash distributions targeted to be 6.00% per annum on the net asset value (“NAV”) of the Class A shares; and (ii) to provide holders of Class A shares with the opportunity for leveraged growth in NAV and distributions per Class A share.
The investment objectives for the Preferred shares are: (i) to provide holders of Preferred shares with fixed cumulative preferential monthly cash distributions in the amount of $0.04375 per Preferred share ($0.525 per year) representing a yield on the issue price of the Preferred shares of 5.25% per annum; and (ii) to return the issue price of $10.00 per Preferred share to holders of Preferred shares upon termination of the Fund.
The Fund invests in The Bank of Nova Scotia (“BNS”) shares.
The Fund employs a proprietary investment strategy, Strathbridge Selective Overwriting (SSO), to enhance the income generated by the BNS shares and to reduce volatility.
The Fund’s investment portfolio is managed by its investment manager, Strathbridge Asset Management Inc. The Fund’s Preferred and Class A shares are listed on Toronto Stock Exchange under the symbols SBN.PR.A and SBN respectively.
|Selected Financial Information: ($ Millions)
|Statement of Financial Position||2017|
|As at December 31|
|Liabilities (including Redeemable Preferred Shares)||(9.86||)|
|Net Assets Attributable to Holders|
|of Class A Shares||$||9.15|
|Statement of Comprehensive Income|
|For the year ended December 31|
|Income (including Net Gain on Investments)||$||2.43|
|Preferred Share Distributions||(0.54||)|
|Increase in Net Assets Attributable|
|to Holders of Class A Shares||1.28|
For further information, please contact Investor Relations at 416.681.3966, toll free at 1.800.725.7172 or visit www.strathbridge.com.
|John Germain, Senior Vice-President & CFO||Strathbridge Asset Management Inc.
121 King Street West
Toronto, Ontario, M5H 3T9