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Criterion Global Dividend Fund Announces Annual Portfolio Rebalance

March 31, 2010 - Criterion Global Dividend Fund (the “Fund”) announced that it had completed its annual portfolio rebalance. The Fund reset its portfolio by replacing 6 of its 30 holdings. Approximately 80% of the portfolio remained, albeit in different allocations per company. The Fund added the following companies: BHP Billiton PLC, British American Tobacco, Canon Inc., Endesa SA, Merck & Company Inc. and Toyota Motor Corporation. The Fund removed the following companies: Altira Group Inc., DailmlerChrysler AG, E.I. du Pont de Nemours & Co., Microsoft Corp., National Grid PLC and Pfizer Inc.

The following chart illustrates the new, the old and the change in portfolio holdings by country as a result of the reset based on the number of holdings:

New

Old

Change

United States

29%

43%

-14%

United Kingdom

36%

30%

+6%

Europe

26%

25%

+1%

Japan

7%

2%

+5%

Australia

2%

Nil

+2%

The top four largest sectors based on the number of holdings after the reset were: Health Care 23%, Consumer Staples 17%, Energy 15% and Financials 13%.

As at March 31, 2010, the Fund’s weighted dividend yield was 4.3%

The Fund’s rules-based investment strategy is based on a Merrill Lynch International program known as the Return and Income Strategy Index (the “RIS Index”). The investment portfolio is constituted and managed substantially in accordance with the rules governing the construction of the RIS Index. Top yielding companies of the FTSETM Global 100 Index are selected keeping in mind the sector weights in the FTSETM Global 100 Index. For example if Consumer Staples makes up 10% of the FTSETM Global 100 Index, then the three highest yielding consumer staple stocks are selected for the portfolio. The result is a diversified portfolio of 30 high yielding global equities.