Marret High Yield Strategies Fund Completes Private Placement of Units

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TORONTO, Feb. 28, 2013 /CNW/ - Marret Asset Management Inc. is pleased to announce that the Marret High Yield Strategies Fund (the "Fund") (TSX: MHY.UN) has completed its previously announced private placement (the "Offering") of units of the Fund (the "Units") for aggregate gross proceeds to the Fund of $8,220,200.80. Scotia Capital Inc. (the "Agent") acted as agent in connection with the Offering. The offering price of the Units was established through negotiation between the Agent and the Fund and is not dilutive to existing unitholders of the Fund.

The Units sold pursuant to the Offering will be subject to resale restrictions under applicable securities laws expiring on July 1, 2013.  The listing of the Units is subject to final approval of the Toronto Stock Exchange.

The Fund seeks to achieve the following investment objectives: (i) to maximize total returns for  unitholders consisting of both tax-advantaged distributions and capital appreciation, while reducing risk; and (ii) to provide unitholders with attractive monthly tax-advantaged cash distributions.

Certain statements included in this news release constitute forward-looking statements. The forward-looking statements are not historical facts but reflect current expectations regarding future results or events. These forward-looking statements are subject to a number of risks and uncertainties that could cause actual results or events to differ materially from current expectations and, accordingly, readers are cautioned not to place undue reliance on such statements due to the inherent uncertainty therein. Marret Asset Management Inc. undertakes no obligation to update publicly or otherwise revise any forward-looking statement whether as a result of new information, future events or other such factors which affect this information, except as required by law. Investment funds are not covered by the Canada Deposit Insurance Corporation or by any other government deposit insurer. There is no assurance that the Fund will be able to achieve its distribution and capital preservation objectives or that the full amount of a unitholders investment in the Fund will be returned.

SOURCE: Marret High Yield Strategies Fund

For further information:

Investor Relations
Marret High Yield Strategies Fund
Tel: (416) 214-5800
Web site: www.marret.com
Email: investors@marret.com

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