TORONTO, Dec. 21, 2012 /CNW/ - Sprott Inc. (TSX: SII) ("Sprott") today announced that the Sprott Physical Platinum and Palladium Trust
(NYSE Arca: SPPP) (TSX: PPT.U), which is managed by Sprott Asset
Management LP, has successfully completed a US$280 million initial
public offering ("IPO").
"We are pleased to add the Sprott Physical Platinum and Palladium Trust
to the suite of publicly-traded physical bullion products managed by
Sprott Asset Management, which also includes the Sprott Physical Gold
Trust and Sprott Physical Silver Trust," said Peter Grosskopf, Chief
Executive Officer of Sprott. "Globally, investor demand for physical
bullion continues to grow and, with this offering, our physical trusts
now have more than $4.5 billion in total assets under management."
About the Sprott Physical Trusts
The goal of the Sprott Physical Trusts is to provide a secure,
convenient and exchange-traded investment alternative for investors who
want to hold physical bullion. The Trusts offer a number of advantages
over traditional exchange-traded bullion funds, including potential tax
advantages for certain U.S. investors. Each of the Trusts is listed on
the NYSE Arca and Toronto Stock Exchange under the following symbols:
Sprott Physical Gold Trust: (NYSE Arca: PHYS) (TSX: PHY.U)
Sprott Physical Silver Trust: (NYSE Arca: PSLV) (TSX: PHS.U)
Sprott Physical Platinum and Palladium Trust: (NYSE Arca: SPPP) (TSX:
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About Sprott Inc.
Sprott Inc. is a leading independent asset manager dedicated to
achieving superior returns for its clients over the long term. The
Company currently operates through four business units: Sprott Asset
Management LP, Sprott Private Wealth LP, Sprott Consulting LP, and
Sprott U.S. Holdings Inc. Sprott Asset Management is the investment
manager of the Sprott family of mutual funds and hedge funds and
discretionary managed accounts; Sprott Private Wealth provides wealth
management services to high net worth individuals; and Sprott
Consulting provides management, administrative and consulting services
to other companies. Sprott Inc. is headquartered in Toronto, Canada,
and its common shares are listed on the Toronto Stock Exchange under
the symbol "SII". For more information on Sprott Inc., please visit www.sprottinc.com.
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