First Asset Morningstar U.S. Consumer Defensive Index Fund Announces Normal Course Issuer Bid For Units
TORONTO, May 7, 2015 - First Asset Morningstar U.S. Consumer Defensive Index Fund (the "Fund") (TSX: "UCD.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 269,401 Units of the Fund, representing approximately 10% of the public float, being 2,694,014 Units as of the close of business of May 1, 2015. The Fund will not purchase in any given 30-day period, in the aggregate, more than 53,880 Units, representing approximately 2% of the issued and outstanding Units, being 2,694,014 Units as of the close of business of May 1, 2015. Purchases of Units under the NCIB may commence on May 11, 2015. 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 May 10, 2016.
On May 7, 2014, the Fund announced that it was making a Normal Course Issuer Bid, which commenced May 9, 2014, to purchase up to 423,430 Units through the facilities of the TSX. The Fund has not repurchased any Units under the bid, which will expire on May 8, 2015.
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