Purpose Investments Inc. (“Purpose”) previously announced on November 22, 2022, its proposal to merge Purpose Money Market Fund (“PMT”) into Purpose High Interest Savings ETF (to be renamed Purpose High Interest Savings Fund) (“PSA”) (the “Merger”) on or about January 27, 2023 (the “Effective Date”). As a result of the Merger, holders of Class A units and Class F units of Purpose Money Market Fund will become holders of Class A units and Class F units, respectively, of the Purpose High Interest Savings ETF on the Effective Date. The current holders of ETF units of the Purpose High Interest Savings ETF will not be affected in any way and will continue to hold ETF units of that fund.
The net asset value of the newly offered Class A units and Class F units of PSA will be set (and is expected to remain fixed) at $10.00 per unit from and after the Effective Date. Class A units and Class F units of PMT currently trade at above $50.00 and will therefore receive additional units of PSA upon merger. To achieve a fixed $10.00 net asset value, interest will be accrued and be reflected in the investor’s account through the record keeper and will be paid out on the distribution payment date. If the unitholder redeems his or her units prior to the distribution payment date, the accrued distribution will be paid out prior to the settlement of the redemption. Additionally, immediately prior to the Effective Date of the Merger, PMT will declare a distribution on its Class A units and Class F units, which will be payable in cash or in units, based on the election of the holder. Further, as the Merger will be implemented on a tax-deferred basis, the cost base per unit of the new Class A units and Class F units of PSA to such holders is expected to be higher than $10.00 fixed price of the PSA units such holder will receive on the Merger.
Purpose today also announced that effective on or about January 27, 2023, the outstanding Class A units, Class F units, and Class I units (the “Units”) and Series A shares, Series F shares, and Series XF shares (the “Shares”) of Purpose US Cash Fund and Purpose Premium Money Market Fund, respectively, will be split such that the number of Units of Purpose US Cash Fund and Shares of Purpose Premium Money Market Fund received after the split will reflect a ratio of the net asset value of such Units and Shares before the sub-division divided by $10.00.
Following the split, the net asset value of the Units of Purpose US Cash Fund and the Shares of Purpose Premium Money Market Fund is expected to be fixed at $10.00. To achieve a fixed $10.00 net asset value, interest will be accrued and be reflected in the investor’s account through the record keeper and will be paid out on the distribution payment date. If the unitholder redeems his or her units prior to the distribution payment date, the accrued distribution will be paid out prior to the settlement of the redemption. As the cost base will remain unchanged after the split, the cost base is expected to be higher than the $10.00 fixed price of the units following the split. The current holders of ETF units of the Purpose US Cash Fund will not be affected in any way and will continue to hold the same number of ETF units of the fund.
About Purpose Investments
Purpose Investments is an asset management company with over $14 billion in assets under management. Purpose Investments has an unrelenting focus on client-centric innovation and offers a range of managed and quantitative investment products. Purpose Investments is led by well-known entrepreneur Som Seif and is a division of Purpose Unlimited, an independent technology-driven financial services company.
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