Toronto, January 23, 2013 - Canadian Advantaged Convertible Fund (the "Fund") (TSX:ADC.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 809,678 Units of the Fund, representing approximately 10% of the public float, which is the same number of the Fund's issued and outstanding Units, being 8,096,781 Units as of the close of business of January 16, 2013. The Fund will not purchase in any given 30-day period, in the aggregate, more than 161,935 Units, representing approximately 2% of the issued and outstanding Units. Purchases of Units under the NCIB may commence on January 25, 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 January 24, 2014.
On January 23, 2012, the Fund announced that it was making a Normal Course Issuer Bid, which commenced January 25, 2012, to purchase up to 964,590 Units through the facilities of the TSX. The Fund repurchased 5,000 Units at a weighted average price of $9.15 per unit under the bid, which expires on January 24, 2013.
For further information, please contact Rob MacNiven, Investor Relations, First Asset at 416-642-1289 or 1-877-642-1289 or visit www.firstasset.com