CALGARY, May 23, 2017 /CNW/ - Global Dividend Growers Income Fund announced that it has filed a notice with the Toronto Stock Exchange (the "TSX") and received its approval to make a normal course issuer bid ("NCIB") for its units through the facilities of the TSX. This NCIB will commence on May 25, 2017 and will terminate on May 24, 2018. In accordance with the Declaration of Trust by which the Fund is governed, market purchases pursuant to its NCIB may be effected by the Fund.
The Fund had 7,651,348 units issued and outstanding as at May 15, 2017. The Fund may, during the 12 month period commencing May 25, 2017 purchase on the TSX up to 764,884 units, being 10% of the public float and may not, in any 30 day period, purchase more than 153,026 units, being 2% of the units issued and outstanding. The Fund will hold in treasury for resale all units purchased pursuant to the bid. As at May 15, 2017 the Fund had purchased 77,800 units at an average price of $11.50 per unit under its previously approved normal course issuer bid. The manager of the Fund believes that such purchases are in the best interest of the Fund and are a desirable use of its available funds.
Global Dividend Growers trades on the Toronto Stock Exchange under the symbol "GDG.UN".
This press release may contain forward-looking information, including with respect to future purchases of Units by the Corporation. The forward-looking information contained in this press release constitutes current expectations, as of the date of this press release, with respect to the matters covered hereby. Investors and others should not assume that any forward-looking statement contained in this press release represents an estimate as of any date other than the date of this press release.
SOURCE Global Dividend Growers Income Fund
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