PowerShares Canada to adjust NAV on three ETFs

TORONTO, Feb. 20, 2014 /CNW/ - PowerShares Canada announced today that it will adjust the net asset value (NAV) of three TSX-listed PowerShares exchange-traded funds (the "ETFs") effective Friday, February 21, 2014.

PowerShares Fundamental High Yield Corporate Bond (CAD Hedged) Index ETF [TSX: PFH] and PowerShares Senior Loan (CAD Hedged) Index ETF [TSX: BKL] invest in one or more U.S. Regulated Investment Companies (RICs) that earn and distribute qualified interest-related dividends.

The NAV adjustments are a result of the American Taxpayer Relief Act of 2012, which exempts qualifying income distributed by the relevant RICs to foreign entities, including the ETFs, from U.S. withholding taxes.

Recognizing the value this exemption provides investors, PowerShares Canada has reclaimed that portion of the taxes withheld in 2013.

The ETFs will record a tax reclaim amount on February 21, 2014, which will result in an increase in the NAV and NAV per unit of the ETFs.

The NAV adjustments are as follows:

Fund name  Fund ticker   NAV per unit 
impact ($)
PowerShares Fundamental High Yield
Corporate Bond (CAD Hedged) Index ETF
PFH 0.20571
PowerShares Senior Loan (CAD Hedged)
Index ETF
BKL 0.06742

PowerShares Tactical Bond ETF [TSX: PTB] is invested in PowerShares Fundamental High Yield Corporate Bond (CAD Hedged) Index ETF [TSX: PFH], and as a result, will also experience a change in its NAV.

The NAV impact is as follows:

Fund name  Fund ticker   NAV per unit
impact ($)
PowerShares Tactical Bond ETF PTB 0.02184

To learn more about TSX-listed PowerShares ETFs, please visit www.powershares.ca.

About Invesco Canada Ltd.
Invesco Canada Ltd., operating under three distinct yet complementary product brands (Trimark, Invesco and PowerShares), is one of Canada's leading investment management companies. A subsidiary of Invesco Ltd., Invesco Canada's singular focus is on investment management, offering a diversified suite of solutions to institutions, organizations, companies and individual investors across Canada and around the world. Additional information is available at www.invesco.ca.

About Invesco Ltd.
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Commissions, management fees and expenses may all be associated with investments in exchange-traded funds (ETFs). ETFs are not guaranteed, their values change frequently and past performance may not be repeated. Please read the prospectus before investing. Copies are available from Invesco Canada Ltd. at www.powershares.ca.

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Most PowerShares ETFs seek to replicate, before fees and expenses, the performance of the applicable index, and are not actively managed. This means that the sub-advisor will not attempt to take defensive positions in declining markets and the ETF will continue to provide exposure to each of the securities in the index regardless of whether the financial condition of one or more issuers of securities in the index deteriorates. In contrast, if a PowerShares ETF is actively managed, then the sub-advisor has discretion to adjust that PowerShares ETF's holdings in accordance with the ETF's investment objectives and strategies.

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Aysha Mawani
Vice President, Corporate Affairs
Tel: 416.324.7712
aysha.mawani@invesco.com