TORONTO, ONTARIO--(Marketwire - March 26, 2013) - (TSX:SSF.UN) On March 21, 2013, the Minister of Finance announced proposed measures (the "Character Conversion Budget Measures") which would affect certain tax benefits gained by taxable unitholders of investment funds, such as Symphony Floating Rate Senior Loan Fund (the "Fund"), that utilize forward purchase and sale agreements to obtain exposure to an underlying reference portfolio. The Fund's forward purchase and sale agreements currently allow unitholders to receive tax-advantaged distributions of return of capital. Based on its review to date, Brompton Funds Limited, the manager of the Fund, believes that the Fund and the tax characterization of distributions received by unitholders will be unaffected by the Character Conversion Budget Measures until the expiration of the forward agreements in October 2016. The manager awaits further guidance from the Federal Government on the implementation of the budget proposals and will provide additional details as soon as it is in a position to do so.
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