TORONTO, May 24, 2019 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) — (NEO: GLC, GLC.PR.A): Evolve Funds Group Inc. (“Evolve”) is pleased to announce that Gold Miners Split Corp. (the “Company”) has completed its initial public offering (the “Offering”) of 1,201,555 class A shares (the “Class A Shares”) and 1,201,555 preferred shares (the “Preferred Shares”) for total gross proceeds of $30,038,875. The Class A Shares and the Preferred Shares will commence trading today on Neo Exchange Inc. (the “Exchange”) under the symbols GLC and GLC.PR.A, respectively.
The Company will invest in a portfolio (the “Portfolio”) comprised primarily of common shares of gold mining issuers included in the S&P/TSX Global Gold Index, the NYSE Arca Gold Miners Index and/or the MVIS Global Junior Gold Miners Index.
The investment objectives for the Preferred Shares are (i) to provide holders of Preferred Shares with cumulative preferential quarterly cash dividends, the amount of which is fixed by the board of directors of the Company in respect of each three-year term of the Company; and (ii) on May 31, 2022 (the “Termination Date”) to pay the holders of the Preferred Shares an amount per Preferred Share equal to $10.00 per Preferred Share (the “Preferred Share Repayment Amount”). The quarterly cash distribution will be $0.15 per Preferred Share ($0.60 per annum), representing a yield of 6.0% per annum on the issue price of $10.00 per Preferred Share until the Termination Date. The Preferred Shares are not rated.
The investment objectives for the Class A Shares are to provide the holders with the opportunity for capital appreciation through exposure to the Portfolio by paying such holders, on or about the Termination Date, subject to extension for successive terms of three years as determined by the board of directors of the Company, such amounts as remain in the Company on the Termination Date after paying the Preferred Share Repayment Amount to the holders of the Preferred Shares.
Evolve, the manager of the Company, provides investment advisory services and portfolio management services to the Company.
The syndicate of agents for the Offering included National Bank Financial Inc., CIBC Capital Markets, BMO Capital Markets, RBC Capital Markets, Scotiabank, TD Securities Inc., Canaccord Genuity Corp., Industrial Alliance Securities Inc., Raymond James Ltd., Echelon Wealth Partners Inc., GMP Securities L.P., Desjardins Securities Inc., Mackie Research Capital Corporation, Manulife Securities Incorporated and Wellington-Altus Private Wealth Inc.
Evolve is one of Canada’s fastest growing ETF providers since launching its first suite of ETFs via the Toronto Stock Exchange in September 2017. Evolve is a leader in thematic ETFs and specializes in bringing innovative ETFs to Canadian investors. Evolve’s suite of ETFs provide investors with access to: (i) long term investment themes; (ii) index-based income strategies; and (iii) some of the world’s leading investment managers. Established by a team of industry veterans with a proven track record of success, we create investment products that make a difference. For more information, please visit www.evolveetfs.com.
You will usually pay brokerage fees to your dealer if you purchase or sell shares of the Company on the Exchange or other alternative Canadian trading platforms (an “exchange”). If the shares are purchased or sold on an exchange, investors may pay more than the current net asset value when buying shares of the Company and may receive less than the current net asset value when selling them.
There are ongoing fees and expenses associated with owning shares of an investment fund. An investment fund must prepare disclosure documents that contain key information about the fund. You can find more detailed information about the Company in the public filings available at www.sedar.com. Investment funds are not guaranteed, their values change frequently and past performance may not be repeated
Certain statements contained in this news release constitute forward-looking information within the meaning of Canadian securities laws. Forward-looking information may relate to matters disclosed in this news release and to other matters identified in public filings relating to the Company, to the future outlook of the Company and anticipated events or results and may include statements regarding the future financial performance of the Company. In some cases, forward-looking information can be identified by terms such as “may”, “will”, “should”, “expect”, “plan”, “anticipate”, “believe”, “intend”, “estimate”, “predict”, “potential”, “continue” or other similar expressions concerning matters that are not historical facts. Actual results may vary from such forward-looking information. Investors should not place undue reliance on forward-looking statements. These forward-looking statements are made as of the date hereof and we assume no obligation to update or revise them to reflect new events or circumstances.
The securities offered pursuant to the Offering have not been registered under the U.S. Securities Act of 1933, as amended, and may not be offered or sold in the United States absent registration or any applicable exemption from the registration requirements. This news release does not constitute an offer to sell or the solicitation of an offer to buy securities nor will there be any sale of such securities in any state in which such offer, solicitation or sale would be unlawful.