TORONTO, Sept. 30 /CNW/ - SCITI Trust II (the "Trust") announced today that the minimum participation condition required to effect the merger of the Trust with SCITI Trust (the "Merger") has been met. Holders of units of the Trust ("Units") previously approved the Merger subject to the condition that a minimum of 1,520,000 Units remain outstanding after giving effect to the special retraction right (the "Special Retraction Right") and the receipt of regulatory and third party approvals.
Under the Special Retraction Right, 840,755 Units have been tendered to the Trust for retraction on October 30, 2009. Holders of these Units will receive a retraction price equal their pro rata share of the net realized proceeds per Unit together with any unpaid distributions in respect of such Unit (payable to Unitholders on record as at October 29, 2009). Holders of the remaining 3,499,661 Units will, on or about November 2, 2009, receive units of SCITI Trust calculated using an exchange ratio based on the relative net asset values of the Trust and SCITI Trust. The Merger will be effected on a taxable basis for holders of Units taking part in the Merger. As described in the management information circular dated August 14, 2009, SCITI Trust is a portfolio with a higher yield, a lower management expense ratio, better liquidity and greater single name diversification than the current Trust portfolio.
About SCITI Trust II
The Trust is an investment trust which provides investors with a high current yield and low cost diversification through a portfolio of the 100 largest income funds (approximately weighted on a float capitalization basis) included in the Scotia Capital Income Trust Index.
Unitholders are entitled to receive monthly distributions as declared by the Trustee of the Trust. The Trustee intends to declare and pay monthly distributions to the extent of forecasted distributions to be received for a calendar quarter from the underlying income funds in the portfolio, less the estimated operating expenses for the period.
Trust Units of SCITI II are listed for trading on The Toronto Stock Exchange under the symbol CIT.UN.
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SOURCE SCITI TRUST II
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