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Dividend Growth Split Corp.

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  • Closing Price (Mar 21, 2019) $5.62
  • Distribution(1) $0.10
  • Distribution Rate(1) (Mar 21, 2019) 0.00%
  • Distribution Frequency Monthly
  • Management Fee 0.6%
  • NAV (Mar 14, 2019) $5.15
  • Unit NAV (Mar 14, 2019) $15.17
  • Total Assets (Feb 28, 2019) $558 Million
  • Closing Price (Mar 21, 2019) $10.13
  • Distribution $0.13125
  • Distribution Rate (Mar 21, 2019) 5.18%
  • Distribution Frequency Quarterly
  • NAV (Mar 14, 2019) $10.02
  • Unit NAV (Mar 14, 2019) $15.17
  • Total Assets (Feb 28, 2019) $558 Million
  • DBRS Rating Pfd-3

Why Invest?

  • Large-cap portfolio of primarily Canadian equities with high dividend growth rates and high current yields
  • Dividend growth reflects company’s ability to grow earnings and strong underlying business fundamentals
  • Dividend growth companies have historically outperformed the broad index
  • Attractive distributions on Class A and Preferred Shares
  • Potential for capital appreciation for Class A shares due to leveraged exposure to Dividend Growth portfolio

Preferred Shares:

  • 5-year term, subject to extension for periods of up to five years, as determined by the board of directors
  • Quarterly cumulative preferred distributions (primarily eligible Canadian dividends)
  • Dividend resets at end-of-term extension, based on comparable market yields, without complicated reset formulas
  • Shareholder’s option to redeem at end-of-term, with no restrictions

Class A Shares:

  • Monthly distributions (primarily return of capital)(1)
  • Opportunity for capital appreciation
  • Shareholder’s option to redeem at end-of-term, with no restrictions


  • Class A Shares Ticker
  • Class A Shares CUSIP
  • Class A Shares Service Fee
  • Class A Shares Ouststanding (Mar 21, 2019)
  • Preferred Shares Ticker
  • Preferred Shares CUSIP
  • Preferred Shares Ouststanding (Mar 21, 2019)
  • Maturity Date(2)
    November 28, 2019
  • Inception Date
    December 3, 2007
  • Currency
    Hedged to CAD
  • Manager/Portfolio Manager
    Brompton Funds Limited
  • Auditor
    PricewaterhouseCoopers LLP
  • Custodian
    CIBC Mellon Trust Company
  • Transfer Agent
    TSX Trust Company
  • Eligibility
    All registered and non-registered accounts
  • Quarterly Concurrent Retraction Date
    2nd last business day of February, May, August, November
  • Quarterly Retraction Notice Deadline
    10 business days prior to retraction date
  • Special Non-Concurrent Retraction Date
    November 28, 2019
  • Special Retraction Notice Deadline
    October 31, 2019

Manager/Portfolio Manager

Brompton Funds, a division of Brompton Group which was founded in 2000, is an experienced investment fund manager with over $2 billion in assets under management. Brompton’s Portfolio Management team specializes in Canadian and global equity investments and is a leading manager of covered call writing strategies in Canada.

Dividend Growth Split Corp.

Summary of Investment Portfolio as at December 31, 2018

Total Net Asset Value$499,580,203.00


% of Portfolio% of Net Asset Value
Rogers Communications Inc.6.2%6.3%
TELUS Corporation5.8%5.8%
BCE Inc.5.6%5.7%
Enbridge Inc.5.5%5.5%
Royal Bank of Canada5.3%5.4%
Toronto-Dominion Bank (The)5.1%5.1%
National Bank of Canada5.1%5.1%
Bank of Montreal5.0%5.1%
Canadian Imperial Bank of Commerce5.0%5.1%
Bank of Nova Scotia (The)5.0%5.0%
TransCanada Corporation5.0%5.0%
Sun Life Financial Inc.4.7%4.7%
Manulife Financial Corporation4.5%4.6%
Brompton Global Dividend Growth ETF4.3%4.4%
Canadian National Railway Company4.2%4.2%
Canadian Natural Resources Limited4.2%4.2%
Canadian Apartment Properties Real Estate Investment Trust4.1%4.2%
Brookfield Infrastructure Partners L.P.4.1%4.1%
Restaurant Brands International Inc.3.3%3.4%
Fortis Inc2.7%2.7%
Power Corporation of Canada2.1%2.2%
Cash and short-term investments1.8%1.8%
Great-West Lifeco Inc.1.4%1.5%
Performance NAV History

Annual Compound Returns(1)

YTD 1-Year 3-Year 5-Year 10-Year Since Inception(2)
Dividend Growth Split Corp. - Class A 40.6% (3.1%) 15.1% 5.8% 26.4% 6.7%
S&P/TSX Composite Index 12.2% 6.9% 10.8% 5.5% 10.2% 4.4%
Dividend Growth Split Corp. - Preferred 0.9% 5.4% 5.4% 5.4% 5.4% 5.4%
S&P/TSX Preferred Share Index 1.6% (7.0%) 9.6% 0.3% 4.2% 2.3%
Dividend Growth Split Corp. - Unit 11.3% 2.4% 9.2% 5.7% 12.4% 5.8%

Year-by-Year Returns

Since Inception(2) 2018 2017 2016 2015 2014 2013 2012 2011 2010 2009 2008 20073
Dividend Growth Split Corp. - Class A 6.7% (41.3%) 18.8% 47.6% (20.3%) 14.2% 50.2% 26.3% (8.3%) 19.5% 117.6% (63.5%) (4.5%)
Dividend Growth Split Corp. - Preferred 5.4% 5.4% 5.4% 5.4% 5.4% 5.4% 5.4% 5.4% 5.4% 5.4% 5.4% 5.3% 5.4%
Dividend Growth Split Corp. - Unit 5.8% (13.2%) 10.7% 20.1% (6.2%) 9.4% 22.9% 13.2% (0.5%) 11.4% 38.3% (32.5%) (2.6%)
S&P/TSX Composite Index 4.4% (8.9%) 9.1% 21.1% (8.3%) 10.6% 13.0% 7.2% (8.7%) 17.6% 35.1% (33.0%) (1.3%)

The tables show the past performance of the Fund. Past performance does not necessarily indicate how the Fund will perform in the future. The information shown is based on Net Asset Value per Class A share and per unit, or the redemption price per Preferred share and assumes that distributions made by the Fund on the Class A shares, Preferred shares and units in the periods shown were reinvested (at Net Asset Value per Class A share and per unit, or the redemption price per Preferred share) in additional Class A shares, units and Preferred shares of the Fund.

The tables show the Fund’s year-by-year and compound returns on a Class A share, Preferred share and unit for each period indicated, compared with the S&P/TSX Composite Index (‘‘Composite Index’’) and the S&P/TSX Preferred Share Index (“Preferred Share Index”). The Composite Index tracks the performance of a broad index of large-capitalization issuers listed on the TSX. The Preferred Share Index tracks the performance, on a market weight basis, of a broad index of preferred shares trading on the Toronto Stock Exchange. The Fund invests in a passively managed portfolio of 20 companies that are included in the Composite Index and the portfolio is rebalanced at least annually. It is therefore not expected the Fund’s performance will mirror that of the Composite Index which has a more diversified portfolio. Further, the Composite Index is calculated without the deduction of management fees and fund expenses, whereas the performance of the Fund is calculated after deducting such fees and expenses.

Returns for Dividend Growth Split Corp. are unaudited.

You will usually pay brokerage fees to your dealer if you purchase or sell shares of the investment fund on the Toronto Stock Exchange or other alternative Canadian trading system (an “exchange”).  If the shares are purchased or sold on an exchange, investors may pay more than the current net asset value when buying shares of the investment fund and may receive less than the current net asset value when selling them.

There are ongoing fees and expenses associated with owning shares of an investment fund.  An investment fund must prepare disclosure documents that contain key information about the fund.  You can find more detailed information about the fund in the public filings available at www.sedar.com.  The indicated rates of return are the historical annual compounded total returns including changes in share value and reinvestment of all distributions and does not take into account certain fees such as redemption costs or income taxes payable by any securityholder that would have reduced returns.  Investment funds are not guaranteed, their values change frequently and past performance may not be repeated.

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Distributions from the Fund are expected to have tax benefits which result in higher after tax cash flow than if the income had been earned as interest income.

It is expected that the distributions on the Class A shares will mainly be comprised of capital gains or return of capital and over time are expected to include a portion of dividend income. Distributions on the Preferred shares are expected to be mainly characterized as dividend payments, which receive the preferential dividend tax treatment and to a lesser extent return of capital. For the purposes of the Income Tax (Canada) and any similar provincial legislation, to the extent that distributions on either the Class A or Preferred shares are characterized as dividend payments, the Company designates any and all dividends paid on both its Class A and Preferred shares as “eligible dividends” unless the Company indicates otherwise.

The annual breakdown of distributions for tax purposes will be provided to shareholders annually in February. This information will also be posted on the website as soon as it is available.

Tax Allocation

The following information is applicable to holders who, for the purpose of the Income Tax Act (Canada), are resident in Canada and hold shares as capital property outside of an RRSP, RRIF, DPSP, RESP or TFSA. Shareholders should receive a T5 slip from their investment dealer providing this information.

T5 supplementary slips will indicate Capital Gains Dividends in Box 18 and Actual Amount of Eligible Dividends in Box 24. Dividend incomes is subject to the standard gross-up and federal dividend tax credit rules.

The return of capital component is a non-taxable amount that serves to reduce the adjusted cost base of the Fund units.

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Class A Share

Record Date Payment Date Return of Capital Eligible Dividend Total Distribution
Sep 28, 2018 Oct 15, 2018 0.10000 0.00000 0.10000
Aug 31, 2018 Sep 17, 2018 0.10000 0.00000 0.10000
Jul 31, 2018 Aug 15, 2018 0.10000 0.00000 0.10000
Jun 29, 2018 Jul 16, 2018 0.10000 0.00000 0.10000
May 31, 2018 Jun 14, 2018 0.10000 0.00000 0.10000
Apr 30, 2018 May 14, 2018 0.10000 0.00000 0.10000
Mar 29, 2018 Apr 13, 2018 0.10000 0.00000 0.10000
Feb 28, 2018 Mar 14, 2018 0.10000 0.00000 0.10000
Jan 31, 2018 Feb 14, 2018 0.10000 0.00000 0.10000
Dec 29, 2017 Jan 15, 2018 0.10000 0.00000 0.10000
Nov 30, 2017 Dec 14, 2017 0.10000 0.00000 0.10000
Oct 31, 2017 Nov 14, 2017 0.10000 0.00000 0.10000
Total 1.20000 0.00000 1.20000
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