MONTREAL, March 28, 2013 /CNW Telbec/ - Under the new provisions of the
Federal Budget tabled March 20, 2013, the gains realized on the
close-out of certain derivative forward agreements will now be treated
as ordinary income rather than capital gain.
Desjardins Investments Inc. (DIS) is currently assessing the potential
impacts that these changes will have on Desjardins Capital Yield Bond
Funds. DIS, which is still waiting for further guidance from the
Federal Government on the implementation of these new changes, will no
longer be accepting new purchases in the Fund.
These changes will be reflected in an amendment to the Desjardins Funds
Simplified Prospectus that will be filed with the Canadian Securities
Administrators in the upcoming weeks once all additional information
will have been received and analyzed.
About Desjardins Group
Desjardins Group is the leading cooperative financial group in Canada with assets of
nearly $200 billion. Drawing on the strength of its caisse network in
Québec and Ontario and its subsidiaries across Canada, it offers a full
range of financial products and services to its members and clients.
Desjardins specializes in Wealth Management and Life and Health
Insurance, in Property and Casualty Insurance, in Personal Services, in
Business and Institutional Services. Best Corporate Citizen in Canada for 2012 and among Canada's Top 100 Employers, Desjardins is supported by the skills of its 44,942 employees and the
commitment of 5,268 elected officers. Desjardins members and the
general public are invited to visit Desjardins Group's education and
cooperation program website at www.desjardins.com/co-opme.
SOURCE: Desjardins Group
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