TORONTO, ONTARIO--(Marketwire - April 6, 2011) - Harvest Portfolios Group Inc. (the "Manager") is pleased to announce that Global Advantaged Telecom & Utilities Income Fund (the "Fund") (TSX:HGI.UN)(TSX:HGI.WT) issued an additional 123,662 Units of the Fund today pursuant to the exercise by the Agents of their Over- Allotment Option. Total gross proceeds raised by the Fund in its initial public offering were $32,683,944. Effective today, the Units have separated into Trust Units and Warrants and now trade on the Toronto Stock Exchange independently under the symbols HGI.UN and HGI.WT, respectively. Each Warrant entitles the holder to purchase one Trust Unit at the subscription price of $12.00 per Trust Unit before 5:00 p.m. (Toronto time) on and only on March 30, 2012.

The Fund has been established to provide Unitholders with exposure to an actively managed portfolio (the "Portfolio") comprised primarily of Equity Securities of Global Telecom Issuers and Global Utilities Issuers.

Avenue Investment Management Inc. (the "Investment Manager") will be responsible for the execution of the Fund's overall investment strategy, including managing the composition of the Portfolio.

The Fund's investment objectives are to provide Unitholders with:

  1. tax-advantaged monthly distributions; and
  2. capital appreciation.

The initial targeted monthly distributions for the 12 months ended April 2012 are $0.06 per Trust Unit. The initial monthly cash distribution of $0.06 per Trust Unit is payable on May 13, 2011 to Unitholders of record on April 29, 2011.

The syndicate of agents for the offering was co-led by BMO Capital Markets and CIBC, and included Scotia Capital Inc., HSBC Securities (Canada) Inc., National Bank Financial Inc., Canaccord Genuity Corp., Desjardins Securities Inc., Dundee Securities Ltd., Raymond James Ltd., Wellington West Capital Markets Inc., Industrial Alliance Securities Inc., Mackie Research Capital Corporation and Macquarie Private Wealth Inc. (collectively, the "Agents").

Counsel on behalf of the Fund and the Manager is Borden Ladner Gervais LLP and counsel on behalf of the Agents is Blake, Cassels & Graydon LLP.

Certain statements included in this news release constitute forward-looking statements, including, but not limited to, those identified by the expressions "expect", "intend", "will" and similar expressions to the extent they relate to the Fund, the Manager and/or the Investment

Manager. The forward-looking statements are not historical facts but reflect the Fund's, the Manager and/or the Investment Manager's current expectations regarding future results or events. 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. Although the Fund, the Manager and/or the Investment Manager believes that the assumptions inherent in the forward-looking statements are reasonable, forward-looking statements are not guarantees of future performance and, accordingly, readers are cautioned not to place undue reliance on such statements due to the inherent uncertainty therein. The Fund, the Manager and/or the Investment Manager undertakes no obligation to update publicly or otherwise revise any forward-looking statement or information whether as a result of new information, future events or other such factors which affect this information, except as required by law.

All capitalized terms noted herein but not defined are as defined in the Fund's prospectus dated February 25, 2011.

Contact Information: For further information: please contact
Michael Kovacs of Harvest Portfolios Group Inc.
at or at 1-866-998-8298;
or for additional information please contact your registered
financial advisor.