24 July 2017
SQN Secured Income Fund plc
Monthly Net Asset Value, Dividend and Fact Sheet
SQN Secured Income Fund plc (LSE: SSIF) (the "Company"), a specialist secured lending income investment trust, listed in the UK, is pleased to provide its monthly net asset value ("NAV") and dividend update in addition to its monthly fact sheet.
Net Asset Value
The Company announces that, as at 30 June 2017, the unaudited estimated NAV per ordinary share (cum-income) was 98.74 pence.
The Company is pleased to announce the eleventh monthly dividend for the year ended 30 June 2017:
0.525 pence per Ordinary Share
3 August 2017
4 August 2017
25 August 2017
In aggregate, the Company has declared dividends of 6.38 pence per Ordinary Share for the period from 01 July 2016 to 30 June 2017.
The Company has elected to designate all of the dividends for the period ended 30 June 2017 as interest distributions to its shareholders. In doing so, the Company is taking advantage of UK tax treatment by "streaming" income from interest-bearing investments into dividends that will be taxed in the hands of shareholders as interest income.
The Company is pleased with the level of new business having completed directly sourced loans totalling £7.9 million and has approved transactions with value in excess of available cash.
The Company is managing the commitment and phasing of these approved deals to ensure maximum income is earned whilst retaining sufficient cash to meet dividend payments and overhead.
The average yield on this new business is in excess of 9.00% per annum net to the Fund.
The Company announces that it has today published its monthly fact sheet to the end of June 2017. Please follow the link below to access the fact sheet, which is also available to download from the Company's website
For further information please contact:
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SQN Asset Management Limited
tel: +44 1932 575 888
Cantor Fitzgerald Europe
tel: +44 20 7894 8016
Charles Ryland/Vicky Hayns/Henry Wilson
tel: +44 20 7466 5000
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Notes to Editor
The Company aims to provide shareholders with attractive risk-adjusted returns, principally in the form of regular, sustainable dividends, through investment predominantly in a range of secured loans and other secured loan-based instruments originated through a variety of channels and diversified by way of asset class, geography and duration.
The Company's Investment Managers are SQN Capital Management, LLC, a Registered Investment Advisor with the United States Securities and Exchange Commission and its subsidiary, SQN Asset Management Limited. The principals responsible for managing the portfolio are Jeremiah Silkowski and Neil Roberts.
This information is provided by RNS