Announces Year End Results
Toronto, March 31, 2003: Mulvihill Premium U.S. Fund announces results for the year ended December 31, 2002. Total results from financial operations amounted to a loss of $44.0 million or $3.69 per unit which included both realized and unrealized capital gains and losses. Net assets were $155.9 million or $14.38 per unit, net of distributions to unitholders in the amount of $18.9 million or $1.60 per unit.
The Fund’s investment objectives are to provide unitholders with quarterly distributions and to return the original issue price of the units ($25.00 per unit) to unitholders upon termination of the Fund. The Fund achieves its investment objectives by investing in a diversified portfolio consisting primarily of common shares issued by corporations that rank in the top 50 of the Standard and Poors 500 Index.
order to generate returns above the dividend income generated by the portfolio,
the Fund may write covered call options in respect of all or part of the
securities in the portfolio. In addition, the Fund may write cash covered
put options in respect of securities in which the Fund is permitted to invest.
Unitholders of Mulvihill Premium U.S. may elect to have their distributions
reinvested into additional units by enrolling in the Fund’s Distribution
Reinvestment Plan. Unitholders may enroll in the Plan by contacting their
Unitholders of Mulvihill Premium U.S. may elect to have their distributions reinvested into additional units by enrolling in the Fund’s Distribution Reinvestment Plan. Unitholders may enroll in the Plan by contacting their investment advisor.
The Fund’s investment portfolio is managed by its investment manager, Mulvihill Capital Management Inc. Fund Units are listed on The Toronto Stock Exchange under the symbol FPU.UN.
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