TORONTO, March 12, 2013 /CNW/ - PowerShares Canada announced today that it
will adjust the net asset value ("NAV") of two TSX-listed PowerShares
exchange-traded funds (the "ETFs"), effective Wednesday, March 13, 2013.
PowerShares Fundamental High Yield Corporate Bond (CAD Hedged) Index ETF [TSX:
PFH] and PowerShares Senior Loan (CAD Hedged) Index ETF [TSX: BKL] invest in
one or more U.S. Regulated Investment Companies ("RICs") that earn and
distribute qualified interest-related dividends.
The NAV adjustments are a result of the American Taxpayer Relief Act of 2012
(the "Act"), which was signed into law on January 2, 2013. The Act
retroactively extended the U.S. withholding tax exemption for qualifying
income distributed by the relevant RICs to foreign entities, including the
The ETFs had previously benefited from an exemption from U.S. withholding tax
on qualifying income received from investments in RICs. The law granting that
exemption expired in 2012, subjecting the ETFs to withholding tax at a rate of
15% for part of the year.
Recognizing the value this exemption provides to investors, PowerShares Canada
has reclaimed that portion of the taxes withheld in 2012.
The ETFs will record a tax reclaim amount on March 13, 2013, which will result
in an increase in the NAV and NAV per unit of the ETFs.
The NAV adjustments are as follows:
| | | NAVPS |
| | |impact ($ per |
|Fund Name |Fund Ticker| share) |
|PowerShares Fundamental High Yield | | |
|Corporate Bond (CAD Hedged) Index ETF | PFH | 0.08431 |
|PowerShares Senior Loan (CAD Hedged) Index| | |
|ETF | BKL | 0.01654 |
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investments in exchange-traded funds (ETFs). ETFs are not guaranteed, their
values change frequently and past performance may not be repeated. Please read
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There are risks involved with investing in ETFs. Please read the prospectus
for a complete description of risks relevant to the ETF. Ordinary brokerage
commissions apply to purchases and sales of ETF units.
Most PowerShares ETFs seek to replicate, before fees and expenses, the
performance of the applicable Index, and are not actively managed. This means
that the sub-advisor will not attempt to take defensive positions in declining
markets and the ETF will continue to provide exposure to each of the
securities in the Index regardless of whether the financial condition of one
or more issuers of securities in the Index deteriorates. In contrast, if a
PowerShares ETF is actively managed, then the sub-advisor has discretion to
adjust that PowerShares ETF's holdings in accordance with the ETF's investment
objectives and strategies.
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Aysha Mawani Vice President, Corporate Affairs Tel: 416.324.7712
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