BROMPTON EQUITY SPLIT CORP. AND DIVIDEND GROWTH SPLIT CORP. COMPLETE MERGER
Toronto, May 18, 2011 – (TSX: BE, BE.PR.A, DGS, DGS.PR.A) Brompton Funds is pleased to announce the completion of the merger of Brompton Equity Split Corp. (“BE”) and Dividend Growth Split Corp. (“DGS”), effective May 18, 2011, by way of amalgamation. This merger, as described in the joint management information circular of Brompton Equity Split Corp. and Dividend Growth Split Corp. dated March 11, 2011, was approved at shareholder meetings held on April 8, 2011 and the resulting amalgamated corporation will be known as Dividend Growth Split Corp.
Each Class A share of BE was exchanged for 1.493584 Class A shares of DGS (based on the net asset value of BE Class A shares divided by the net asset value of DGS Class A shares on April 28, 2011). Each Preferred share of BE was exchanged for one Preferred share of DGS. No fractional shares were issued. The merger was implemented on a tax-deferred basis for shareholders.
Shareholders of BE are not required to take any action in order to be recognized as shareholders of DGS. Shares of DGS will continue to be traded under the symbols DGS (Class A) and DGS.PR.A (Preferred) and the BE Class A and Preferred shares will be delisted on May 20, 2011.
In addition, DGS completed a private placement of 468,480 Preferred shares at $10.30. The private placement was made in order to maintain an equal number of outstanding Preferred shares and Class A shares of DGS following its merger with BE. As a result, there was no requirement for BE to redeem any of its Class A shares. Following the merger and private placement, DGS has 6,374,149 Class A and Preferred shares outstanding.
For further information, please contact your financial advisor, call Brompton’s investor relations line at 416-642-9051 (toll-free at 1-866-642-6001), or visit our website at www.bromptonfunds.com.
Senior Vice President
Brompton Funds Management Limited
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