ING Floating Rate Senior Loan Fund Files Preliminary Prospectus


TORONTO, April 28 /CNW/ - Connor, Clark & Lunn Capital Markets Inc. (the "Manager") is pleased to announce that a preliminary prospectus for ING Floating Rate Senior Loan Fund (the "Fund") has been filed with the securities regulatory authorities of all the Canadian provinces and territories for an initial public offering of Class A Units and Class U Units (the "Units") of the Fund.  Class U Units are designed for investors wishing to make their investment in U.S. dollars.

The Fund's investment objectives are to (i) provide tax-advantaged distributions consisting primarily of returns of capital; (ii) preserve capital; and (iii) generate increased returns in the event that short-term interest rates rise, in each case, through exposure to a diversified portfolio consisting primarily of senior, secured floating rate corporate loans ("Senior Loans") and other senior debt obligations of non-investment grade North American borrowers, actively managed by ING Investment Management Co. (the "Sub-Advisor"). The Fund will not have a fixed distribution policy, but intends to make quarterly distributions based on the actual and expected returns on the Portfolio. Based on current estimates and assumptions, the Fund's initial distribution target is expected to be $0.125 per Unit per quarter (U.S. $0.125 in the case of the Class U Units), representing an initial yield on the Unit issue price of 5.0% per annum.

The Sub-Advisor will seek to invest in a broadly diversified portfolio composed primarily of Senior Loans that exhibit the highest relative value within the asset class. The Sub-Advisor will generally seek to make investments in Senior Loans and other debt obligations of borrowers that have (i) significant levels of asset and/or cash flow coverage; (ii) a protective capital structure, with adequate subordinated debt cushion; (iii) strong senior management; and (iv) attractive market positioning. The Portfolio will consist primarily of Senior Loans that are expected to generate increased Portfolio cash flow in the event that short-term interest rates rise.

ING Investment Management Co. is an indirect, wholly owned subsidiary of ING Groep N.V., one of the world's largest financial services companies. ING Investment Management Co. employs over 800 investment professionals worldwide and has offices in over 30 countries with over U.S. $500 billion in total assets under management as at March 31, 2011. The ING Senior Loan Group within the Sub-Advisor, which will manage the Portfolio, is located in Scottsdale, Arizona (with an office in London, UK), and consists of a team of 25 investment professionals and 19 support staff. The ING Senior Loan Group currently manages over U.S. $9 billion in assets that are substantially similar to the Senior Loan investments that it will manage for the Portfolio.

Connor, Clark & Lunn Capital Markets Inc. will act as Manager of the Fund. The Manager is part of the Connor, Clark & Lunn Financial Group, a multi-boutique asset management firm whose affiliated managers are collectively responsible for the investment of over $38 billion in assets as at March 31, 2011.

The Units are being offered for sale by a syndicate of agents led by BMO Capital Markets and HSBC Securities (Canada) Inc., and includes CIBC, RBC Capital Markets, National Bank Financial Inc., Scotia Capital Inc., TD Securities Inc., GMP Securities L.P., Canaccord Genuity Corp., Raymond James Ltd., Macquarie Private Wealth Inc., Dundee Securities Ltd., Mackie Research Capital Corporation and Wellington West Capital Markets Inc.

A preliminary prospectus containing important information relating to these securities has been filed with securities commissions or similar authorities in each of the provinces and territories of Canada. The preliminary prospectus is still subject to completion or amendment. Copies of the preliminary prospectus may be obtained from any of the above-mentioned agents. There will not be any sale or any acceptance of an offer to buy the securities until a receipt for the final prospectus has been issued.

SOURCE ING Floating Rate Senior Loan Fund

For further information:

please visit or contact:

Darren Cabral
Vice President & CFO
Connor, Clark & Lunn Capital Markets Inc.
(416) 214-6182 or 1 (888) 276-2258

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