The federal budget tabled on March 21, 2013 contains a proposed amendment to Canada’s Income Tax Act (the “Character Conversion Amendment”) which would affect certain tax benefits gained by taxable unitholders of investment funds, such as the East Coast Investment Grade Income Fund and the Raven Rock Strategic Income Fund (the “Funds”), that utilize forward sale agreements to obtain exposure to an underlying reference portfolio. The Funds’ forward sale agreements currently allow unitholders to receive tax-advantaged distributions of return of capital. Based on its review to date, Arrow Capital Management Inc., the manager of the Funds, believes that the Funds and the tax characterization of distributions received by unitholders will be unaffected by the Character Conversion Amendment until the expiration of the forward agreements in May 2017 and November 2017, respectively. 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.
There is no regulatory minimum purchase amount requirement for investments in a Fund made by investors who qualify under the Accredited Investor
Exemption. However, the minimum initial purchase amount established by the Manager for "accredited investors" is $25,000 (or such lesser amount that
the Manager may accept from time to time).
The criteria for qualification as an "accredited investor" is defined in National Instrument 45-106 of the Canadian Securities Administrators and is
set out in the Subscription Instructions of the Investment Application.
(2) Minimum Amount Exemption (not available to individuals)
The minimum amount for an initial investment in a Fund made by an investor purchasing under the Minimum Amount Exemption is $150,000 in each
province and territory.
Disclaimer: Information about the Arrow Capital Management Funds is not to be construed as a public offering of securities in any jurisdiction of
Canada. The offering of units of the Arrow Capital Management Funds is made pursuant to their respective offering memorandum only to those investors
in jurisdictions of Canada who meet certain eligibility or minimum purchase requirements. Important information about the Arrow Capital Management
Funds, including a statement of each fund's fundamental investment objective, is contained in their respective offering memorandum, a copy of which
may be obtained from your dealer. Read the applicable offering memorandum carefully before investing. Unit values and investment returns will