Flaherty & Crumrine Investment Grade Preferred Income Fund Declares Special Year End Distribution
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TORONTO, Dec. 19, 2018 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) — (TSX: FFI.UN) For the year ended December 31, 2018, Flaherty & Crumrine Investment Grade Preferred Income Fund (the “Fund”) estimates that it will generate income of approximately $0.03 per unit in excess of its previously announced distributions for the year. As a result, the Fund is pleased to announce a special distribution estimated to be $0.03 per unit to unitholders of record at the close of business on December 31, 2018. The distribution consists of (i) a cash distribution in the amount of $0.015 per unit which approximates the income taxes payable (by taxable holders of the Fund) on the special distribution of income based on the highest marginal Ontario income tax rate for 2018; and (ii) a distribution estimated to be $0.015 per unit that will be automatically reinvested in additional units. Immediately following issuance, the units of the Fund will be automatically consolidated and as a result, unitholders will hold the same number of units after the distribution as they held before it. The estimated amount of $0.015 per unit of automatic reinvestment may change depending on any other transactions occurring before year end and the actual income for the year as finally determined. The adjusted cost base of a holder’s units will be increased by the amount of the distribution reinvested in units as of December 31, 2018. The cash distribution of $0.015 per unit will be paid on or before January 15, 2019.
Special year-end distributions were paid by the Fund in 2011, 2012, 2013, 2014, 2015 and 2016 as income also exceeded regular annual distributions during those years. The Fund has paid out $16.30 per unit in cash distributions since inception through to November 30, 2018.
Unitholders are reminded that the Fund offers a distribution reinvestment plan (“DRIP”) which provides unitholders with the ability to automatically reinvest distributions and realize the benefits of compound growth of their investment. Unitholders can enroll in a DRIP program by contacting their investment advisor.
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