CALGARY, May 11, 2016 /CNW/ - YIELDPLUS 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 16, 2016 and will terminate on May 15, 2017. 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 19,926,005 units issued and outstanding as at May 3, 2016. The Fund may, during the 12 month period commencing May 16, 2016 purchase on the TSX up to 1,992,592 units, being 10% of the public float and may not, in any 30 day period, purchase more than 398,520 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 3, 2016 the Fund had purchased 90,200 units at an average price of $5.82 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.
YIELDPLUS trades on the Toronto Stock Exchange under the symbol "YP.UN".
SOURCE YIELDPLUS Income Fund
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