TORONTO, Jan. 20, 2012 /CNW/ - Horizons Exchange Traded Funds Inc. ("Horizons ETFs") and its affiliate AlphaPro Management Inc. are pleased to announce
the monthly distribution of the Horizons Enhanced U.S. Equity Income
Fund (the "Fund") for January 2012 in the amount of $0.07679 per Class A unit of the
Fund. The Class A units of the Fund are listed for trading on the
Toronto Stock Exchange ("TSX") under the symbol HES.UN.
The distribution represents a 9.04% annualized yield on the Fund's
initial public offering price of $10.00 per Class A unit. The January
distribution ex-dividend date is anticipated to be January 27, 2012,
for all Class A unitholders of record on January 31, 2012. The
distribution is payable on February 10, 2012.
The Fund's investment objectives are to provide holders of units with:
(a) the performance of an equal weighted portfolio of equity securities
of large capitalization U.S. companies; (b) the opportunity for capital
appreciation; (c) monthly distributions; and (d) lower overall
volatility of portfolio returns than would be experienced by owning the
Fund's equity portfolio without employing a covered call option
strategy. To mitigate the downside risks associated with holding the
Fund's equity portfolio, generate cashflow and allow for potential
capital appreciation, the Fund generally writes short-term,
"out-of-the-money" covered call options on 100% of its equity
securities. The level of covered call option writing may vary based on
market volatility and other factors. The Fund generally seeks to hedge
substantially all of its exposure to the U.S. dollar back to the
About Horizons Exchange Traded Funds Inc. (www.horizonsetfs.com)
Horizons ETFs is an innovative financial services company offering the
Horizons ETFs family of ETFs. The Horizons ETFs family includes a
broadly diversified range of investment tools with solutions for
investors of all experience levels to meet their investment objectives
in a variety of market conditions. With more than $3.2 billion in
assets under management and 75 ETFs listed on the TSX, the Horizons
ETFs family makes up the largest selection of ETFs in Canada. Horizons
ETFs is a subsidiary of Horizons ETFs Management (Canada) Inc. and a
member of the Mirae Asset Financial Group.
SOURCE HORIZONS EXCHANGE TRADED FUNDS INC.
For further information:
Martin Fabregas, Investor Relations, (416) 601-2508 or 1-866-641-5739.