Golden Opportunities Fund Announces Approval of New F Series Shares
Golden Opportunities Fund (“Golden”) is pleased to announce that at its special meeting of shareholders held today, January 13, 2016, the creation of the “F Series” was approved. The designation of these shares will be as follows: Class A-F (SK), Class A-F (MB), Class I-F (SK), Class I-F (MB), Class R-F (SK) and Class R-F (MB).
The F Series offering is in response to recent changes in the regulatory environment and at the request of Advisors and Dealers operating under fee-based compensation models. The F Series will, in all material respects, have the same rights, redemption features, tax credit eligibility and attributes as the existing Class A Shares, Class I Shares and Class R Shares. The F Series, intended for sale in fee-based accounts, will not pay sales commissions, trailer fees to sub-agents of the Fund or be subject to deferred sales charges (early redemption fees).
All of Golden’s existing share classes will remain the same and will continue to pay sales commission and trailer fees to sub-agents of the Fund. The existing share classes are currently, and will continue to be, available for sale without interruption.
Prior to the issuance of the F Series, the articles of amendment require the approval of the appropriate ministries and Golden will be required to issue an amendment to its Prospectus. Upon receipt of all necessary regulatory and shareholder approvals, the Fund anticipates offering the F Series Shares later in January 2016.
About Golden Opportunities Fund Inc.: Golden is Saskatchewan’s longest-standing Provincial labour-sponsored venture capital corporation. Founded in 1999, the Fund has support from over 28,000 shareholders. The Fund is managed by Westcap Mgt. Ltd., Saskatchewan’s largest venture capital and private equity Fund Manager with over half a billion of assets under management – ranked as Top 10 Most Active Private Equity Investors in Canada by the Canadian Venture Capital & Private Equity Association, released in August 2015.