Toronto Stock Exchange: BPF.UN
VANCOUVER, Dec. 17, 2018 /CNW/ - Boston Pizza Royalties Income Fund (the "Fund") (TSX: BPF.UN) announced today a cash distribution to unitholders of 11.5 cents per unit for December 2018. The distribution will be paid on January 31, 2019 to unitholders of record at the close of business on December 31, 2018. The Fund periodically reviews distribution levels based on its policy of stable and sustainable distribution flow to unitholders.
The Fund is a limited purpose open ended trust with an excellent track record for investors since its IPO in 2002. Including the December 2018 distribution which is payable on January 31, 2019, the Fund has delivered 18 distribution increases and 198 consecutive monthly distributions to unitholders totaling $306.8 million or $20.64 per unit since 2002. The Fund earns revenue based on the franchise system sales from the 391 Boston Pizza restaurants included in the Fund's royalty pool.
BPI is Canada's number one casual dining brand with annual gross sales of $1.1 billion serving more than 50 million guests through over 390 mainly franchisee operated restaurants. The Boston Pizza brand has successfully existed for over 50 years since opening its first restaurant in Edmonton, Alberta in 1964. BPI has been recognized as a Platinum Member of Canada's 50 Best Managed Companies and has been a Franchisees' Choice Designation winner for seven consecutive years.
The trustees of the Fund have approved the contents of this news release.
SOURCE Boston Pizza Royalties Income Fund
For further information: Wes Bews, Chief Financial Officer, Tel: 604-270-1108, E-mail: [email protected], www.bpincomefund.com