TORONTO, February 15, 2023 – Hamilton Capital Partners Inc. (“Hamilton ETFs”) is pleased to announce the results of the special meeting (the “Meeting”) for Hamilton Enhanced Canadian Bank ETF (TSX: HCAL) (the “ETF”) that was held today, February 15, 2023. As previously announced, the Meeting was convened for unitholders to consider and vote upon a proposal to change the investment objective of the ETF (the “Investment Objective Change”). Complete details regarding the Investment Objective Change and the matters considered at the special meeting were outlined and described in the management proxy circular dated December 29, 2022 that was made available to unitholders of record as of December 28, 2022.
By an overwhelming margin, and in accordance with applicable securities law requirements, unitholders of the ETF approved all matters relating to the Investment Objective Change. Accordingly, it is expected that the Investment Objective Change will take effect on or before April 21, 2023.
Currently, the ETF seeks to replicate a 1.25 times multiple of the performance of a variable-weight Canadian bank index. Once effective, the investment objective of the ETF will be to replicate, to the extent reasonably possible and before the deduction of fees and expenses, a 1.25 times multiple of the performance of an equal-weight Canadian bank index. The ETF will continue to use leverage in order to seek to achieve its investment objective. Leverage will be created through the use of cash borrowings or as otherwise permitted under applicable securities legislation.
“We are pleased with the results of today’s unitholder meeting for HCAL, and we believe the investment objective change to an equal-weight Canadian bank strategy will benefit the long-term performance for our unitholders. We look forward to continuing to provide long-term investors with the opportunity for enhanced growth potential and higher monthly income from the Canadian banks”, said Rob Wessel, Managing Partner at Hamilton ETFs.
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