TSX Trading Symbol: NAL.UN
CALGARY, Feb. 15 /CNW/ - Newalta Income Fund ("Newalta") (TSX:NAL.UN) today announced that it has declared a cash distribution of 18.5 cents per trust unit for the month of February 2008, payable on March 17, 2008, to all unitholders of record on February 29, 2008. The ex-distribution date is February 27, 2008.
To the extent that any portion of these distributions is designated as dividends paid by Newalta, that portion is designated to be an "eligible dividend" pursuant to subsection 89(14) of the Income Tax Act (Canada) and corresponding provincial legislation.
Newalta's DRIP provides eligible unitholders with the opportunity to reinvest their monthly distribution to acquire additional trust units at a purchase price equal to 95% of the average market price. The deadline for completing and delivering enrollment forms to Valiant Trust Company is 3:00 pm (MST) on the business day immediately preceding the record date.
Based on the February 15, 2008 closing price of $17.37 per trust unit, the February distribution represents an annualized cash-on-cash yield of approximately 12.8%.
Newalta Income Fund is the largest Canadian industrial waste management and environmental services provider and focuses on maximizing the value inherent in industrial waste through the recovery of saleable products and recycling. It also provides environmentally sound disposal of solid, non-hazardous industrial waste. With talented people and a national network of facilities, Newalta serves customers in the automotive, forestry, manufacturing, mining, oil and gas, petrochemical, pulp and paper, steel and transportation service industries. Providing solid investor returns, exceptional customer service, safe operations and environmental stewardship has enabled Newalta to expand into new service sectors and geographic markets. Newalta Income Fund's units trade on the TSX as NAL.UN. For more information, visit www.newalta.com.