Excel India Growth & Income Fund (TSX: EGI.UN) Announces Monthly Distribution

TORONTO, Jan. 5, 2017 /CNW/ - Excel Funds Management Inc. (the "Manager") is pleased to announce the monthly distribution for Excel India Growth & Income Fund (the "Fund") of $0.04 per unit (with an annualized distribution of $0.48), for the month ending January 31, 2017. The above distribution will be paid on February 15, 2017 to unitholders on record as at January 31, 2017. The Fund has a current yield of 4.5%, as at December 30, 2016.

The Fund's investment objective is to provide unitholders with (i) the opportunity for capital appreciation; and (ii) monthly distributions. The Fund invests in an actively managed, diversified portfolio (the "Portfolio") comprised primarily of publicly-listed equity securities and investment grade corporate fixed income securities, in each case, issued by entities located in India.  The Fund does not have a fixed monthly distribution amount but intends to, at least annually, set distribution targets based on the Manager's and portfolio manager's estimate of distributable cash flow for the period. All distributions are paid out to unitholders as cash distributions, unless the unitholder has opted in the dividend re-investment program (DRIP).

About Excel Funds Management Inc.

Founded in 1998, Excel Funds Management Inc. offers an award-winning suite of emerging market strategies, catering to a broad range of investor profiles and objectives. Leveraging a global network of over 500 portfolio managers and 200 research analysts, our team has firsthand knowledge of the markets in which they invest – providing us with a true competitive advantage over our peers.

Our investment philosophy is grounded in disciplined fundamental research and continuously seeks out new growth opportunities in the emerging markets and beyond. Our on-the-ground sub-advisers and proprietary asset allocation models contribute to the firm being recognized as "The Authority in Emerging Markets".

About the Birla Sun Life Group

The Fund's sub-adviser, Aditya Birla Sun Life Asset Management Company Pte. Ltd., an affiliate of Birla Sun Life Asset Management Company Limited (collectively, the "Birla Sun Life Group"), is India's fourth largest independent asset manager, with approximately USD $20 billion in assets under management, as at March 31, 2016.

Commissions, trailing commissions, management fees and expenses all may be associated with investment funds. Excel Funds Management Inc. does not guarantee any particular rate of return or the performance of the Fund, the repayment of capital from the Fund, or the tax treatment of any distribution from the Fund. You should refer to the Fund's prospectus dated April 23, 2015 (the "Prospectus"), available on SEDAR at www.sedar.com, for further information regarding the Fund.

For further information, please contact your financial advisor, call our investor relations line at 1-888-813-9813 or visit our website at www.excelfunds.com.

SOURCE Excel Funds Management Inc.

For further information: Media & Information Contact: Caroline Grimont, Senior Vice President, Sales and Marketing, 905‐624-7744, caroline.grimont@excelfunds.com


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