Harvest Portfolios Group

Harvest Announces Monthly Distribution Increases for Harvest Brand Leaders Plus Income ETF and Harvest Energy Leaders Plus Income ETF

September 15, 2021

OAKVILLE, ON, September 15, 2021 /CNW/ – Harvest Portfolios Group Inc. (“Harvest”) announces a change to the monthly distribution amount from $0.0542 CAD per unit to $0.0600 CAD per unit for the Class A units of the Harvest Brand Leaders Plus Income ETF (TSX: HBF), from $0.0542 USD per unit to $0.0600 USD per unit for the Class U units of the Harvest Brand Leaders Plus Income ETF (TSX: HBF.U) and from $0.0542 CAD per unit to $0.0600 CAD per unit for the Class B units of the Harvest Brand Leaders Plus Income ETF (TSX: HBF.B). The new monthly distribution amount for both Class A units, Class U units and Class B units, taking effect for the November 30, 2021 record date, represents a current annual yield of approximately 6.3% for Class A units, 5.8% for Class U units and 6.2% for Class B units.

The change to the distribution amount is intended to provide a reasonable and sustainable distribution yield for unitholders of both the Class A, Class U and Class B units of the Harvest Brand Leaders Plus Income ETF while continuing to provide the opportunity for long-term capital appreciation through exposure to an equally weighted portfolio of 20 large companies from the world’s Top 100 Brands that engages an active call strategy to enhance the monthly distribution.

Harvest also announces a change to the monthly distribution amount from $0.0100 CAD per unit to $0.0150 CAD per unit for the Class A units of the Harvest Energy Leaders Plus Income ETF (TSX: HPF) and from $0.0100 USD per unit to $0.0150 USD per unit for the Class U units of the Harvest Energy Leaders Plus Income ETF (TSX: HPF.U). The new monthly distribution amount for both Class A units and Class U units, taking effect for the November 30, 2021 record date, represents a current annual yield of approximately 6.8% for Class A units and 5.8% for Class U units.

The change to the distribution amount is intended to provide a reasonable and sustainable distribution yield for unitholders of both the Class A and Class U units of the Harvest Energy Leaders Plus Income ETF while continuing to provide the opportunity for long-term capital appreciation through exposure to an equally weighted portfolio of 20 large global energy companies that engages an active call strategy to enhance the monthly distribution.

“At Harvest, we understand the value of income for investors in a low interest environment and manage our Equity Income ETFs in order to pay sustainable and regular monthly distributions”, says Michael Kovacs, President & CEO.

About Harvest Portfolios Group Inc.

Founded in 2009, Harvest is a Canadian Investment Fund Manager managing over $1.8 billion in assets for Canadian Investors. Harvest offers an innovative suite of exchange traded funds, mutual funds and publicly-listed structured fund products designed to satisfy the long-term growth and income needs of investors. We pride ourselves in creating trusted investment solutions that meet the expectations of our investors.

For additional information: Please visit www.harvestportfolios.com, e-mail info@harvestportfolios.com or call toll free 1-866-998-8298.

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