Corporate actions posted in July 2019

Date Effective Investment Affected Corporate Action
01/07/2019 Lindsell Train UK Equity Fund

OCF and AMC change - Lindsell Train UK Equity Fund

We have received notification from Link Fund Solutions Limited that both the AMC and the OCF for the below funds will be decreasing. LF Lindsell Train UK Equity Inc/Acc AMC changing from 0.65% to 0.60%; OCF changing from 0.68% to 0.65%

09/07/2019 Lapis Top 25 Dividend Yield Fund

Name Change - Lapis Top 25 Dividend Yield Fund

We have received notification from GAM Investment Management that the name of the Lapis Top 25 Dividend Yield Fund will be changing name to the Lapis Top 50 Dividend Yield Fund. This will have an effective date of 09/07/2019. This decision has been made with an alteration to the fund's objective.

12/07/2019 Schroder Global Alpha

Scheme of Arrangement - Schroder Global Alpha

We have received notification from Schroder Investment Management (Europe) S.A. informing us of a merger involving the Schroder Global Alpha fund. Unfortunately we have only just been notified of the effective date of the merger, which will be 12/07/2019. Therefore the relevant funds have been closed to purchases and sales immediately. Model portfolios will be affected until the merger has completed. All model portfolios and holdings will be repointed to the receiving fund when the merger is processed. Schroder Global Alpha Plus Z Acc/Inc changing name to Schroder Global Equity Fund Z Accumulation / Income

15/07/2019 WhitbreadPLCOrd76122153P

Dutch Auction - WhitbreadPLCOrd76122153P

We have received a notification from our Third Party Stockbroker regarding a tender offer/Dutch auction relating to all investors that hold WhitbreadPLCOrd76122/153P. The company intends to pursue a Dutch auction tender offer of up to GBP2billion to purchase up to 43,466,603 ordinary shares, representing approximately 24.99% of the issued ordinary share capital. The tender price range will be between an amount equal to the average volume weighted share price (vwap) plus 4% in 1% increments. Holders can also make a strike price tender. The maximum price per share to be paid will be gbp50.00. All shares acquired will be purchased at the strike price. Investors have two options: Option 1 Tender – please specify price Option 2 Take no action (Default option) Please note, if we do not hear from you our default will be to take no action. We require a response no later than 09:00am on 10/07/2019. Please contact Client.Services@novia-financial.co.uk with your response or any queries you may have.

16/07/2019 BNY Mellon Jpn Sml Cap Eq W GBP

Settlement Change - BNY Japan Small Cap Equity Focus Fund

BNY Mellon have notified us that they intend to update the settlement cycle for the BNY Mellon Japan Small Cap Equity Focus Fund from T+4 to T+3.

16/07/2019 Pictet Japanese funds

Settlement Change - Pictet Japanese funds

We have received notification from Pictet confirming that they intend to update the settlement cycle for the following funds. Pictet Japan Index R dy GBP changing from T+3 to T+2 ; Pictet Japan Index I GBP changing from T+3 to T+2 ; Pictet Japanese Equity Opp I GBP changing from T+4 to T+3

16/07/2019 Vanguard exposed to the Japanese Financial Markets

Settlement Change - Vanguard exposed to the Japanese Financial Markets

We have received notification from Vanguard confirming that they intend to update the Settlement Cycle for those funds that are exposed to the Japanese Financial Markets. This change will be effective on 16/07/2019. Vanguard Jap Stock Idx IP I changing from T+4 to T+2 ; Vanguard Pac XJ Stk Idx I Pl I chaning from T+3 to T+2

19/07/2019 Man GLG Corporate Bond Fund

Fund Closure - Man GLG Corporate Bond Fund

Man GLG have notified us of the closure of the Man GLG Corporate Bond Fund, effective 19/07/2019. All holdings on the effective date will be compulsorily redeemed. The fund will be closed to buys and sells on 12/07/2019. Any model portfolios that contain the Fund will become invalid and need to be updated.

26/07/2019 Threadneedle Absolute Return Bond Fund

Fund Closure - Threadneedle Absolute Return Bond Fund

We have received notification from Threadneedle Asset Management Ltd that they have decided to close the Threadneedle Absolute Return Bond Fund. This will have an effective date of 26/07/2019. All holdings on the effective date will be compulsorily redeemed. The fund will be closed to buys and sells on 19/07/2019. All model portfolios containing the Fund will become invalid and will need to be updated.

26/07/2019 Quilter Cirilium Passive Fund range

OCF change - Quilter Cirilium Passive Fund range

We have received notification from Quilter Investors that the Fixed Ongoing Charge for the Cirilium Passive Fund range will be reduced from 0.6% to 0.45%. This change will be effective on 26/07/2019. Funds affected Quilter Inv CirilmBalPasPf R Acc ; Quilter InvestorsCrlmCnPsvPf R A ; Quilter Inv Cirilm ModPass R Acc ; Quilter Inv Cirilm DynPass R Acc ; Quilter Inv Cirilm AdvPass R Acc ;


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