Source - LSE Regulatory
RNS Number : 5501L
SQN Secured Income Fund PLC
30 April 2020
 

30 April 2020                                        

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 31 March 2020, the unaudited estimated NAV per ordinary share (cum-income) was 89.05 pence.

 

The NAV total return in March 2020 was -0.56%.

 

The Company has increased loss provisions for two of our legacy venture debt positions that has resulted in a reduction in NAV of 1%.   It does not relate to impairments to individual loans underwritten by the management team.  Since the commencement of Covid 19 Emergency, our long established guidelines for valuing private debt positions have been skewed but we anticipate a return to more familiar parameters in coming months.

 

Dividend

The Company is pleased to announce the ninth monthly dividend for the year ending 30 June 2020:

Dividend amount:

0.583 pence per Ordinary Share

Ex-date:

07 May 2020

Record date:

11 May 2020

Payment date:

29 May 2020

 

The Company has elected to designate all of the dividends for the period ended 31 March 2020 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.

 

Fact Sheet

The Company announces that it has today published its monthly fact sheet to the end of March 2020. Please follow the link below to access the fact sheet, which is also available to download from the Company's website.

 

http://www.rns-pdf.londonstockexchange.com/rns/5501L_1-2020-4-30.pdf

 

(http://www.sqncapital.com/managed-funds/sqn-secured-income-fund/about/)

 

For further information please contact:

 

 

 

SQN Asset Management Limited

Dawn Kendall, Investment Management

Nicola Bird, Relationship Management

Catherine Halford, Sales

 

 

 

tel: +44 1932 575 888

 

finnCap Ltd.

Corporate Finance: William Marle / Giles Rolls

Sales: Mark Whitfeld

 

tel: +44 20 7220 0500

 

 

Kepler Partners LLP

Hugh van Cutsem

 

tel: +44 20 3384 8790

Buchanan Communications

Charles Ryland / Henry Wilson

tel: +44 20 7466 5000

 

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 principal responsible for managing the portfolio is Dawn Kendall.


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