Plato Income Maximiser announces $200m entitlement offer to meet demand for income
PL8 webinar – PL8 Entitlement Offer. An income opportunity.
In this re-recording Dr Don Hamson and Conor O’Daly provide an overview of the Plato Income Maximiser (ASX: PL8) Entitlement Offer.
With official cash rates and bond yields plummeting to record lows, investors are increasingly looking for dividend payments as a replacement for their cash and fixed interest income.
To help meet this increased demand, Plato Income Maximiser Limited (PL8 or the Company) has announced a $200 million entitlement offer. PL8 is the only Listed Investment Company (LIC) to pay regular monthly fully franked dividends.
The offer consists of 1 new share for every 1.6 ordinary shares held by existing eligible shareholders on the record date of 13 August 2019. There will also be an over-subscription facility for existing shareholders to apply for shares in excess of their entitlement.
Shares not taken up by existing shareholders will be offered to new retail and institutional investors at $1.10 each in the Broker Firm Shortfall Offer. The Closing Date for both the Entitlement Offer and the Broker Firm Shortfall Offer is 30 August 2019.
New shares issued will trade in the week commencing 9 September and will be entitled to the already announced dividend of $0.005 payable on 30 September.
Benefits from the offer include a larger market capitalisation which is expected to attract greater research coverage and provide more liquidity, a more diverse shareholder base and a lower management expense ratio.
Application forms will be mailed to eligible investors in due course and you can download a prospectus on the right of this page.
Plato Income Maximiser Limited (ASX:PL8) offers Australian investors the opportunity to invest in an actively managed, diversified portfolio of Australian shares with an income focus.
PL8 is the first Australian Listed Investment Company targeting to pay monthly dividends, which will appeal to investors who require a dependable income stream from their investment portfolio.
Based on the investment strategy of the Plato Australian Shares Income Fund and launched in response to investor demand for an ASX-listed product that delivers high income, PL8 is designed specifically with SMSF and pension-phase investors in mind.
Fully Paid Ordinary Shares (ASX Code : PL8) and PL8O Options ($1.10, expiry date 29 April 2019; ASX Code : PL8O) listed on the Australian Stock Exchange on 21 April 2017.
Source: Bloomberg. For historical information purposes only. Please refer to Latest ASX net tangible asset backing announcement for current NTA information.
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