TORONTO, June 4, 2013 - Preferred Share Investment Trust (the "Fund") (TSX: "PSF.UN") announced today acceptance by the Toronto Stock Exchange (the "TSX") of the Fund's Notice of Intention to make a Normal Course Issuer Bid (the "NCIB").
Pursuant to the NCIB, the Fund proposes to purchase through the facilities of the TSX, from time to time, if it is considered advisable, up to 1,442,097 Units of the Fund, representing approximately 10% of the public float which is the same number as the Fund's issued and outstanding Units, being 14,420,974 Units as of the close of business of May 27, 2013. The Fund will not purchase in any given 30-day period, in the aggregate, more than 288,419 Units, representing approximately 2% of the issued and outstanding Units as of the close of business of May 27, 2013. Purchases of Units under the NCIB may commence on June 6, 2013. First Asset Investment Management Inc., the manager of the Fund, believes that such purchases are in the best interests of the Fund and are a desirable use of the Fund’s funds. All purchases will be made through the facilities of the TSX in accordance with its rules and policies. All Units purchased by the Fund pursuant to the NCIB will be cancelled. The NCIB will expire on June 5, 2014.
On June 4, 2012, the Fund announced that it was making a Normal Course Issuer Bid, which commenced June 6, 2012, to purchase up to 1,014,166 Units through the facilities of the TSX. The Corporation repurchased 566,600 Unit at a weighted average price of $10.68 per Unit under the bid, which will expire on June 5, 2013.
For further information, please contact Rob MacNiven, Investor Relations at 416-642-1289 or 1-877-642-1289 or visit www.firstasset.com.