15 June 2017
ALPHA REAL TRUST LIMITED ("ALPHA REAL TRUST" OR THE "COMPANY")
A SHARE DIVIDEND
The Company is pleased to announce that following receipt of proceeds from its investment in The Romulus High Income Trust ("Romulus") it will be paying a special dividend of 4.3346p per share to all holders of A shares in the Company. Following this distribution, A shares will have the same rights to dividends and distributions as ordinary shares.
Romulus was acquired as part of the Property Investment Portfolio Plc ("PIP") portfolio in 2012. ART ascribed zero value to The Romulus High Income Trust ("Romulus") with any realized value from Romulus being passed to former holders of PIP by way of the A shares. Romulus represented the final asset from the PIP portfolio where the A shareholders had separate rights to ordinary shareholders. The Company has been advised that following this distribution Romulus will be liquidated and no further special distributions to A shareholders are anticipated.
The special dividend will have a record date of 23 June 2017 and will be paid on 7 July 2017.
For further information please contact:
Alpha Real Trust Limited
David Jeffreys, Chairman, Alpha Real Trust +44 (0) 1481 231 100
Brad Bauman, Joint Fund Manager, Alpha Real Trust +44 (0) 20 7391 4700
Panmure Gordon, Broker to the Company
Richard Gray / Andrew Potts +44 (0) 20 7886 2500
Alpha Real Trust Limited is advised by Alpha Real Capital LLP, which is authorised and regulated by the Financial Conduct Authority in the United Kingdom.
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