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TORONTO, Oct. 15, 2015 /CNW/ - First Asset Energy & Resource Fund (the "Fund") (TSX: "TRF.UN") announced today acceptance by the Toronto Stock Exchange (the "TSX") of the Fund's Notice of Intention to make a Normal Course Issuer Bid (the "NCIB").
Pursuant to the NCIB, the Fund proposes to purchase through the facilities of the TSX, from time to time, if it is considered advisable, up to 43,387 Units of the Fund, representing approximately 10% of the public float, being 433,879 Units as of October 7, 2015. The Fund will not purchase in any given 30-day period, in the aggregate, more than 11,839 Units, being 2% of the issued and outstanding Units, being 591,967 Units as of October 7, 2015. Purchases of Units under the NCIB may commence on October 19, 2015. First Asset (I) General Partners Inc., the general partner of the Fund, believes that such purchases are in the best interests of the Fund and are a desirable use of the Fund's funds. All purchases will be made through the facilities of the TSX in accordance with its rules and policies. All Units purchased by the Fund pursuant to the NCIB will not be cancelled and will be held for resale. The NCIB will expire on October 18, 2016.
On October 15, 2014, the Fund announced that it was making a Normal Course Issuer Bid, which commenced October 17, 2014, to purchase up to 47,987 Units through the facilities of the TSX. The Fund has not repurchased any Units under the bid, which will expire on October 16, 2015.
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