CALGARY, Alberta, Feb. 11, 2020 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) — NCM Asset Management Ltd. (“NCM”), the manager of a strategically focused group of public mutual funds, alternative investment funds, and related products and services, announced plans to merge NCM Energy Plus Class (the “Terminating Fund”) into NCM Small Companies Class (the “Continuing Fund”), subject to all required securityholder and regulatory approvals.
If the requisite approvals are obtained, it is anticipated that the proposed merger will be implemented on or about May 15, 2020.
A meeting of the Independent Review Committee (“IRC”) of the funds was held on February 7, 2020 to review the proposed merger and the IRC determined that the proposed merger, if implemented, will achieve a fair and reasonable result for the funds.
NCM announced that the special securityholder meetings for each of the Terminating Fund and Continuing Fund called to consider the proposed merger have been scheduled for on or about May 4, 2020 for securityholders of record as of March 31, 2020. A management information circular providing details of the proposed mergers, as well as other related proxy materials, will be sent to those securityholders entitled to receive them in the ordinary course. These documents will also be available on SEDAR at .
Pursuant to the proposed merger, the Continuing Fund will acquire all or substantially all of the net assets of the Terminating Fund and securityholders of the Terminating Fund will exchange their shares of the Terminating Fund for shares of the Continuing Fund such that securityholders of the Terminating Fund will become securityholders of the Continuing Fund. As soon as reasonably possible following completion of the proposed merger, the Terminating Fund will be terminated. All costs and expenses associated with the proposed merger will be borne by NCM.
Securityholders of the Terminating Fund will have the right to redeem securities of, and make switches out of, the fund up to the close of business on the business day prior to the effective date of the applicable proposed merger.
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Certain information set forth in this press release, including a discussion of the timing, structure, and completion of the proposed mergers and securityholder meetings and the anticipated formation of the Continuing Funds and filing, receipts, and timing thereof of the simplified prospectus, annual information, and fund facts documents in respect of the Continuing Funds, constitutes forward-looking information. In addition, any statement that may be made concerning possible future action on our part is also a forward-looking statement that contains forward-looking information. This forward-looking information is based upon assumptions, such as assumptions regarding general business, economic, and market conditions, and tax and regulatory matters, obtaining securityholder and regulatory approvals, and the ability of the applicable parties to complete the proposed mergers, hold the securityholder meetings, and form the Continuing Funds and file and obtain receipts for the simplified prospectus, annual information, and fund facts documents in respect of the Continuing Funds, and is subject to substantial known and unknown risks and uncertainties, some of which are beyond management‘s control, including, but not limited to, general business, economic, and market uncertainties, changes to applicable tax and regulatory matters, the delay or failure to obtain all required approvals, risks to the business, financial condition, and operations of the applicable parties involved in the proposed mergers, securityholder meetings, and formation and qualification for distribution of the Continuing Funds. Actual results could materially differ from those expressed in or implied by this forward-looking information and there is no assurance that the foregoing matters will be completed or will be completed as described in this press release. Accordingly, readers should not place undue reliance on the forward-looking information contained in this press release. The forward-looking information contained in this press release is made as of the date hereof and NCM disclaims any intention and assumes no obligation to update or revise any forward-looking information, whether as a result of new information, future events, changes in assumptions, or otherwise, except as expressly required by applicable law. Commissions, trailing commissions, management fees, and expenses all may be associated with mutual fund investments. Please read the prospectus before investing. Mutual funds are not guaranteed, their values change frequently, and past performance may not be repeated.