TORONTO, Dec. 05, 2023 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) — (TSX: OSP, OSP.PR.A) Brompton Funds Limited (“Brompton” or the “Manager”) is pleased to announce that at a special meeting of preferred and class A shareholder (“Shareholders”) of Brompton Oil Split Corp. (the “Fund”) held today, Shareholders approved a special resolution to implement amendments to update and modernize the investment objectives and investment restrictions of the Fund, among other things (the “Amendments”). As part of the Amendments, the Fund’s name will change to “Brompton Energy Split Corp.” and the ticker symbols of the Fund’s class A shares (the “Class A Shares”) and preferred shares (the “Preferred Shares”) will change to ESP and ESP.PR.A, respectively. The Amendments will be enacted as soon as possible.
The Manager believes that the Amendments will enhance the Fund’s long-term returns as well as provide the following benefits:
|Expanded Investment Universe– The Manager estimates that the Fund’s investable universe would increase to approximately three times larger than its current universe.
|Increased Opportunity for Capital Appreciation– An expanded investment universe will provide additional opportunities to increase the value of the Fund’s portfolio which in turn could result in a higher net asset value for the Class A Shares and potentially result in the Fund being able to make monthly cash distributions to the holders of Class A Shares. Holders of Preferred Shares will also benefit from the Amendments if there is an increase in the net asset value of the Class A Shares which will provide greater asset coverage for the Preferred Shares.
|Increased Opportunity for Call Writing– The Fund is permitted to write covered call options on the securities held in its portfolio, accordingly, by expanding the Fund’s investment universe the Manager will have more opportunities to write covered call options and potentially generate additional returns for the Fund.
|Portfolio Diversification– Diversifying the Fund’s portfolio holdings should reduce the volatility of the Fund’s portfolio and mitigate the potential for large declines in the net asset value per Class A Share.
Details regarding the Amendments are outlined in the Fund’s management information circular dated October 31, 2023 which is available at www.sedarplus.ca and www.bromptongroup.com.
About Brompton Funds
Founded in 2000, Brompton is an experienced investment fund manager with income focused investment solutions including exchange-traded funds (ETFs) and other TSX traded investment funds. For further information, please contact your investment advisor, call Brompton’s investor relations line at 416-642-6000 (toll-free at 1-866-642-6001), email [email protected] or visit our website at www.bromptongroup.com.
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