TORONTO, ONTARIO--(Marketwire - Dec. 20, 2012) - Premium Income Corporation (TSX:PIC.A)(TSX:PIC.PR.A) today announces results for the year ended October 31, 2012. Net investment income before distributions amounted to $6.3 million or $0.66 per Unit. Each Unit consists of one Class A share and one Preferred Share. Distributions to shareholders amounted to $0.86 per Preferred share, and $0.81 per Class A share.

Premium Income Corporation is a mutual fund corporation, which invests in the common shares of Bank of Montreal, The Bank of Nova Scotia, Canadian Imperial Bank of Commerce, Royal Bank of Canada, and the Toronto Dominion Bank. The Fund employs a proprietary investment strategy, Strathbridge Selective Overwriting, to enhance the income generated by the Portfolio and to reduce volatility. In addition, the Fund may write cash covered put options in respect of securities in which it is permitted to invest.

Selected Financial Information: ($ Millions)
Statement of Financial Position 2012
Assets $ 197.8
Liabilities 145.2
Equity $ 52.6
Statement of Operations
Revenue $ 8.7
Expenses (2.4 )
Preferred Share Distributions (8.2 )
Net Investment Loss (1.9 )
Net Gain on Investments 7.1
Net Income 5.2

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Contact Information:

Strathbridge Asset Management Inc.
Aaron Ho
Vice-President, Finance
416.681.3966; 1.800.725.7172

Strathbridge Asset Management Inc.
121 King Street West, Suite 2600
Toronto, Ontario, M5H 3T9
416.681.3966; 1.800.725.7172