December 3, 2021
Please note that a revised version of this press release was issued on December 13, 2021, providing updated estimated annual reinvested capital gains distributions for certain funds. The complete, corrected release follows:
TORONTO (December 3, 2021) – CI Global Asset Management (“CI GAM”) announces the estimated annual reinvested capital gains distributions (the “Reinvested Distributions”) for the 2021 tax year for the CI ETFs listed below. Please note that these are estimated amounts as of October 29, 2021 and include certain forward-looking information which may cause the Reinvested Distributions to change before the CI ETFs’ tax year-end on December 15, 2021 and December 31, 2021. These estimated amounts are for the Reinvested Distributions only and do not include the ongoing, regular monthly or quarterly cash distribution amounts which are expected to be announced in a separate press release in December 2021.
Each of the CI ETFs is required to distribute net income and capital gains earned during the year. The Reinvested Distributions will generally consist of capital gains and/or any excess net income at year end. The Reinvested Distributions will not be paid in cash but will be reinvested and the resulting units immediately consolidated so that the number of units held by each investor will not change. Investors holding units outside registered plans will have taxable amounts to report and will have an increase in the adjusted cost base of their investment. In all cases, these distributions will be reinvested on or about December 31, 2021 to unitholders of record on December 30, 2021.
CI GAM expects to announce the final, confirmed Reinvested Distribution amounts (subject to any further revisions to per unit amounts resulting from subscription and redemption activity prior to the record date) on or about December 31, 2021. The actual taxable amounts of all distributions for 2021, including the tax characteristics of the distributions, will be reported to brokers (through CDS Clearing and Depository Services Inc. or “CDS”) and will be posted on www.firstasset.com in early 2022.
CI GAM provides estimated distributions for information purposes only. These estimates are not intended to be, nor should they construed to be, legal or tax advice to any particular person.
Capital Gain Distributions
per Fund Unit as at
October 29, 2021
CI Morningstar Canada Momentum Index ETF
CI Morningstar National Bank Québec Index ETF
CI Morningstar International Momentum Index ETF
CI MSCI Europe Low Risk Weighted ETF
CI MSCI USA Low Risk Weighted ETF
CI MSCI World Low Risk Weighted ETF
CI Preferred Share ETF
CI MSCI International Low Risk Weighted ETF
CI Morningstar US Momentum Index ETF
CI Enhanced Government Bond ETF
CI Global Financial Sector ETF
CI Global Asset Allocation Private Pool (ETF Series)
CI High Interest Savings ETF
CSAV Note 2
CI Morningstar Canada Value Index ETF
CI MSCI Canada Low Risk Weighted ETF
CI U.S. TrendLeaders Index ETF
CI Energy Giants Covered Call ETF
CI Health Care Giants Covered Call ETF
CI Tech Giants Covered Call ETF
CI Gold Bullion Fund
CI Galaxy Bitcoin ETF
CI Galaxy Ethereum ETF
CI Canadian Equity Index ETF
CI Global Healthcare Leaders Index ETF
CI U.S. 500 Index ETF
CI U.S. 1000 Index ETF
CI U.S. Treasury Inflation-linked Bond Index ETF (CAD Hedged)
CI Emerging Markets Alpha ETF
CI Global Alpha Innovation ETF
CI 1-5 Year Laddered Government Strip Bond Index ETF
CI Active Canadian Dividend ETF
CI Canadian Convertible Bond ETF
CI U.S. & Canada Lifeco Income ETF
CI Active Utility & Infrastructure ETF
CI Active Credit ETF
CI Enhanced Short Duration Bond Fund (ETF Series)
CI Gold+ Giants Covered Call ETF
CI Canadian REIT ETF
CI Morningstar International Value Index ETF
CI Morningstar US Value Index ETF
CI MSCI World ESG Impact ETF
CI Alternative Investment Grade Credit Fund (ETF Series)
CI Marret Alternative Absolute Return Bond Fund (ETF Series)
CI Munro Alternative Global Growth Fund (ETF Series)
CI Marret Alternative Enhanced Yield Fund (ETF Series)
CI Munro Global Growth Equity Fund (ETF Series)
CI Alternative Diversified Opportunities Fund (ETF Series)
CI Global Climate Leaders Fund (ETF Series)
CI Global REIT Private Pool (ETF Series)
CI Global Infrastructure Private Pool (ETF Series)
CI Global Real Asset Private Pool (ETF Series)
CI DoubleLine Core Plus Fixed Income US$ Fund (ETF Series)
CI DoubleLine Income US$ Fund (ETF Series)
CI DoubleLine Total Return Bond US$ Fund (ETF Series)
CI Global Longevity Economy Fund (ETF Series)
CI Yield Enhanced Canada Aggregate Bond Index ETF
CI Yield Enhanced Canada Short-Term Aggregate Bond Index ETF
CI ONE North American Core Plus Bond ETF
CI WisdomTree Emerging Markets Dividend Index ETF
CI WisdomTree Canada Quality Dividend Growth Index ETF
CI WisdomTree Europe Hedged Equity Index ETF
CI WisdomTree U.S. Quality Dividend Growth Index ETF
CI WisdomTree International Quality Dividend Growth Index ETF
CI WisdomTree U.S. Quality Dividend Growth Variably Hedged Index ETF
CI WisdomTree International Quality Dividend Growth Variably Hedged Index ETF
CI WisdomTree U.S. MidCap Dividend Index ETF
CI WisdomTree Japan Equity Index ETF
CI ICBCCS S&P China 500 Index ETF
CI ONE Global Equity ETF
CORPORATE CLASS ETFs
CI Canadian Banks Income Class ETF
CI Core Canadian Equity Income Class ETF
CI Short Term Government Bond Index Class ETF
CI MSCI Canada Quality Index Class ETF
Note 1 – The Corporate Class ETFs have a tax year end of December 31, but none of the Corporate Class ETFs currently anticipate a reinvested distribution for 2021.
Note 2 – There is no anticipated reinvested distribution for CI High Interest Savings ETF.
This press release contains forward-looking statements with respect to the estimated Reinvested Distributions for the CI ETFs. By their nature, these forward-looking statements involve certain risks and uncertainties that could cause the actual distributions to differ materially from those contemplated by the forward-looking statements. Material factors that could cause the actual Reinvested Distributions to differ from the estimated Reinvested Distributions between now and the CI ETFs’ tax year-ends include, without limitation: the actual amounts of distributions received by the CI ETFs; the actual amount of capital gains generated from sales of securities; and subscription and redemption activity in the CI ETFs.
About CI Global Asset Management
CI Global Asset Management is one of Canada’s largest investment management companies. It offers a wide range of investment products and services and is on the web at www.ci.com. CI Global Asset Management is a subsidiary of CI Financial Corp. (TSX: CIX, NYSE: CIXX), an independent company offering global asset management and wealth management advisory services with $331.8 billion in total assets as of October 31, 2021.
This communication is intended for informational purposes only and does not constitute an offer to sell or the solicitation of an offer to purchase exchange-traded funds (ETFs) managed by CI Global Asset Management and is not, and should not be construed as, investment, tax, legal or accounting advice, and should not be relied upon in that regard. Individuals should seek the advice of professionals, as appropriate, regarding any particular investment. Investors should consult their professional advisors prior to implementing any changes to their investment strategies. These investments may not be suitable to the circumstances of an investor. Some conditions apply.
Commissions, management fees and expenses all may be associated with an investment in ETFs. You will usually pay brokerage fees to your dealer if you purchase or sell units of an ETF on recognized Canadian exchanges. If the units are purchased or sold on these Canadian exchanges, investors may pay more than the current net asset value when buying units of the ETF and may receive less than the current net asset value when selling them. Please read the prospectus before investing. Important information about an exchange-traded fund (ETF) is contained in its prospectus. ETFs are not guaranteed; their values change frequently and past performance may not be repeated.
The forward-looking statements are not historical facts but reflect the current expectations of CI GAM regarding future results or events and are based on information currently available to them. Certain material factors and assumptions were applied in providing these forward-looking statements. All forward-looking statements in this press release are qualified by these cautionary statements. CI GAM believes that the expectations reflected in forward-looking statements are based upon reasonable assumptions; however, CI GAM can give no assurance that the actual results or developments will be realized. These forward-looking statements are subject to a number of risks and uncertainties that could cause actual results or events to differ materially from current expectations. Readers, therefore, should not place undue reliance on any such forward-looking statements. Further, a forward-looking statement speaks only as of the date on which such statement is made. CI GAM undertakes no obligation to publicly update any such statement or to reflect new information or the occurrence of future events or circumstances except as required by securities laws. These forward-looking statements are made as of the date of this press release.
CI Global Asset Management is a registered business name of CI Investments Inc.
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Vice-President, Corporate Communications
CI Global Asset Management