IA Clarington Aston Hill Tactical Yield Fund files Final Prospectus

TORONTO, March 31 /CNW/ - IA Clarington Investments Inc. (the "Manager") is pleased to announce that a final prospectus dated March 29, 2010 has been filed with, and a receipt issued by, the securities regulatory authorities of all of the Canadian provinces and territories for an initial public offering of units (the "Units") for IA Clarington Aston Hill Tactical Yield Fund.

The offering is expected to close on or about April 19, 2010.

The Fund's prospectus qualifies the issuance of Units of the Fund at a price of $10.00 per Unit. Each Unit consists of one transferable trust unit (a "Trust Unit") and one Trust Unit purchase warrant (a "Warrant"). The Units will separate into Trust Units and Warrants upon the earlier of the closing of the Over-Allotment Option and the 30th day following the closing of the Offering. Each Warrant entitles the holder to purchase one Trust Unit at the subscription price of $10.00 per Trust Unit on or before 5:00 p.m. (Toronto time) on April 29, 2011. Warrants not exercised by that date will be void and of no value.

    
    The Fund's investment objectives are:
    -   to provide unitholders with monthly cash distributions, initially
        targeted to be 6.0% per Trust Unit per annum on the original offering
        price of $10.00 per Unit ($0.05 per Trust Unit per month or $0.60 per
        Trust Unit per annum); and
    -   to maximize total returns for unitholders, consisting of both cash
        distributions and capital appreciation, while reducing risk and
        preserving capital.

    The Fund's investment strategy is to invest primarily in:
    -   Canadian common and preferred equity securities and income trust
        units that provide a consistent and stable source of current income;
        and
    -   fixed income securities, including high yield corporate debt
        securities, cash and cash equivalents.
    

Each of the equity portion and the fixed income portion generally will represent between one-third and two-thirds of the portfolio, with the allocation at any time being determined by the portfolio manager based on its view of market opportunities at the time of investment.

The Fund will be actively managed by Catapult Financial Management Inc., and Ben Cheng will be the lead portfolio manager responsible for the Fund.

    
    On or before April 30, 2012, the Fund will automatically either:
    -   convert to an open-ended mutual fund, or
    -   merge with an open-ended mutual fund on a tax-deferred basis, to be
        managed by the Manager or an affiliate of the Manager.
    

The syndicate of agents is co-led by CIBC World Markets Inc. and RBC Capital Markets and includes BMO Capital Markets, National Bank Financial Inc., Scotia Capital Inc., TD Securities Inc., Canaccord Financial Ltd., Desjardins Securities Inc., HSBC Securities (Canada) Inc., Raymond James Ltd., Wellington West Capital Markets Inc., Dundee Securities Corporation, Macquarie Capital Markets Canada Ltd., Industrial Alliance Securities Inc. and Rothenberg Capital Management Inc.

About IA Clarington Investments Inc.

IA Clarington Investments Inc., a subsidiary of Industrial Alliance Insurance and Financial Services Inc., markets a wide range of investment products, including mutual funds and segregated funds managed by leading portfolio advisors. IA Clarington managed more than $7.9 billion in assets as at March 1, 2010.

Catapult Financial Management Inc.

Catapult is a wholly-owned subsidiary of Aston Hill Financial Inc. ("Aston Hill"), which is listed on the TSX Venture Exchange under "AHF". As at March 1, 2010, Aston Hill had approximately $1.7 billion in assets under management.

This offering is only made by prospectus. The prospectus contains important detailed information about the securities being offered. Copies of the prospectus may be obtained from Lovena Doodahnand, CIBC World Markets Inc., at 416-594-7270 or lovena.doodahnand@cibc.ca. Investors should read the prospectus before making an investment decision. The IA Clarington Funds and IA Clarington Target Click Funds are managed by IA Clarington Investments Inc. IA Clarington and the IA Clarington logo are trademarks of Industrial Alliance Insurance and Financial Services Inc. and are used under license.

SOURCE IA Clarington Investments Inc

For further information: For further information: David Scandiffio, President, IA Clarington Investments Inc., (416) 860-9880, Toll-Free 1-888-860-9888, Email: david.scandiffio@iaclarington.com, www.iaclarington.com

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