September 7, 2007 - Changes to Closed End Funds
Sceptre Closed End Funds to Be Delisted Effective September 7, 2007
Sceptre Income & Growth Trust (SZG.UN) and Sceptre Income & High Growth Trust (SZH.UN) unitholders approve resolutions. Trust units to be delisted at close of market on September 7, 2007.
(September 7, 2007) - As a result of the approvals of resolutions by Unitholders at special meetings of Sceptre Income & Growth Trust (“SIGT”) and Sceptre Income & High Growth Trust (“SIHGT”) respectively held on June 8 and June 22, 2007 the Trust units will be delisted from the TSX at the close of the market today, September 7, 2007.
The resolutions approved the following changes: expanding SIHGT’s investment strategy to include additional complimentary asset classes; calculating and disclosing SIHGT’s net asset value daily; reducing management fees from 1.10% to 1.05%; merging SIHGT with SIGT and converting the Trusts to an open-ended mutual fund; delisting the Trust units from the TSX to reduce costs; appointing Return on Innovation Management Ltd. (“ROI Capital”) as trustee and manager; and introducing seven new series of the merged fund which will offer different distribution, purchase options and management fees. All amendments to the Trusts will be completed at the market close on September 7, 2007.
Both Sceptre Investment Counsel Limited and ROI Capital believe that these changes are in the best interests of the Unitholders of both Trusts since they better position the Trusts to achieve their respective investment objectives and create additional value for Unitholders. Sceptre will continue to manage the assets of the Fund. ROI Capital will distribute the Fund to financial professionals throughout Canada.
About Sceptre Investment Counsel
Sceptre Investment Counsel Limited is a leading Canadian independent investment management firm with assets under supervision of approximately $9.4 billion. The Company’s Pension and Institutional Fund group manages investment portfolios for a wide range of clients, including corporations, governments, hospitals, charitable foundations, endowments, universities and unions. Through its Private Client group, Sceptre provides discretionary funds and segregated account management for high net-worth individuals and offers a family of seven mutual funds. Sceptre employs approximately 65 people in its offices in Toronto, Waterloo, Montreal and Vancouver. Sceptre’s common shares trade on the Toronto Stock Exchange, under the symbol SZ.
About ROI Capital Ltd.
ROI Capital Ltd. manages the ROI Fund, ROI Sceptre Canadian Pension Fund, ROI Global Pension Fund, and ROI High Yield Private Placement Fund. The ROI Fund is the fastest growing and one of the top performing tax credit funds in Canada. ROI Capital's mutual funds invest like pension funds. The Funds invest in multiple asset classes, including private placements loans that are uncorrelated to the public markets. The Funds have partnered with three leading pension plan managers including Sceptre Investment Counsel. This combination of private and public investments has previously only been available in pension plans. ROI Capital is the first to bring this strong investment combination to the retail market.
For further information, please contact:
|Caesar Iacovelli||Wilfred Vos |
|Manager Client Service ||Senior Vice-President|
|Sceptre Investment Counsel Limited ||ROI Capital Limited |
|(416) 601-9898 ||(416) 361–6162 ext 118|
|www.sceptre.ca ||www.roicapital.ca |