OTTAWA, ONTARIO--(Marketwire - July 6, 2012) - Brookfield Soundvest Capital Management Ltd. (the "Manager"), the manager of Brookfield Soundvest Equity Fund (TSX:BSE.UN) (the "Fund") today announced that the Fund intends to purchase up to 490,036 listed units of the Fund (the "Units") for cancellation by way of a normal course issuer bid on the open market through the facilities of the Toronto Stock Exchange (the "TSX") or the following alternative markets, if eligible: CHI-X Canada, Alpha ATS, MATCH Now (Triact Canada), Omega ATS and Pure Trading. The 490,036 Units represent approximately 10% of the public float of the Fund. At June 29, 2012, there were 4,906,741 Units issued and outstanding. The public float of 4,900,358 Units has been calculated as the issued and outstanding Units less the Units held by insiders of the Fund.
The normal course issuer bid will commence on July 10, 2012 and end on July 9, 2013 or on such earlier date as the Fund may complete its purchases or provide notice of termination. The price to be paid for the Units under the normal course issuer bid will be the market price at the time of purchase. All Units purchased by the Fund under this bid will be promptly cancelled.
Under the normal course issuer bid, the Fund may not purchase in any 30 day period more than 98,134 Units, representing 2% of the issued and outstanding Units as at the date of acceptance of the notice of the normal course issuer bid by the TSX.
In the past twelve months the Fund has not purchased any of its units under the normal course issuer bid or otherwise.
The Fund commenced trading as Brookfield Soundvest Equity Fund on January 5, 2010 following the merger of Brascan Soundvest Diversified Income Fund and Brascan Soundvest Total Return Fund with Brascan Soundvest Focused Business Trust.
To the knowledge of the Manager, no director, senior office or other insider of the Manager intends to sell any Units under this normal course issuer bid. Sales by such persons through the facilities of the TSX or elsewhere may occur if the circumstances or decisions of any such person changes. The benefits to any such person whose Units are purchased would be the same as the benefits to available to all other holders whose Units are purchased.
The manager and investment advisor and portfolio manager for the Funds is Brookfield Soundvest Capital Management Ltd. (the "Manager"), an established investment advisor, providing investment management services to trusts, foundations, corporations and high net worth individuals.
Note: This news release contains forward-looking information within the meaning of Canadian provincial securities laws. The words "may", "will", "continue", "resume" and other expressions which are predictions of or indicate future events, trends or prospects and which do not relate to historical matters identify the above mentioned and other forward-looking statements. Forward-looking statements in this news release include statements regarding resumption of the temporarily suspended annual redemption privilege in respect of the Trust and payment of future distributions in respect of Capital Units of the Trust. Although the Manager believes that these forward-looking statements and information are based upon reasonable assumptions and expectations, the reader should not place undue reliance on them, or any other forward looking statements or information in this news release. The future performance and prospects of the Trust are subject to a number of known and unknown risks and uncertainties. Factors that could cause actual results of the Trust to differ materially from those contemplated or implied by the statements in this news release include general economic conditions in Canada and elsewhere, changes in legislation including tax laws and regulations and other risks and factors described in the documents filed by the Manager with the securities regulators in Canada including under "Risk Factors" and other risks and factors described in the Trust's prospectus and the Trust's most recently filed Management Report of Fund Performance, Annual Information Form and other continuous disclosure documents available at www.sedar.com or www.brookfieldsoundvest.com. Except as required by law, the Manager undertakes no obligation to publicly update or revise any forward-looking statements or information, whether as a result of new information, future events or otherwise.