The Directors of Merian Global Investors Series plc wish to announce that the Extraordinary General Meetings of the shareholders of the Merging Fund was held on 19th August, 2019. All shareholders present, in person or by proxy, at the Extraordinary General Meetings of the Merging Fund voted in favour of the proposed Merger of the Merging Fund into the Receiving Fund, the terms and conditions of which were set out in a Shareholder Circular dated 24th July, 2019, and as a result, the Merger will take effect on 30th August, 2019 (the “Effective Date”).
Shareholder that do not wish to invest in the Receiving Sub-Fund will have the opportunity to redeem free of charge on any Dealing Day for the Merging Sub-Fund up to and including the last Dealing Day for the Merging Sub-Fund, being 27th August, 2019.
All remaining Shareholders of the Merging Fund will be entitled, as of the Effective Date to receive Shares in the corresponding share class of the Receiving Fund (the “New Shares”). The value of the New Shares will be calculated at 12.00 noon (Irish Time) on 30th August, 2019 and, provided that you have not redeemed your Existing Shares in the Merging Fund, you will be notified of the exact number of New Shares you will receive in the corresponding Receiving Fund within five business days following the Effective Date. For the avoidance of doubt, the Existing Shares will be cancelled when the New Shares are issued on the Effective Date.
Further information about the Receiving Fund is available www.merian.com. If you have any questions or would like more information, please email the Merian Global Investors (UK) Limited client services team at: [email protected].
Please note that on 7th August 2019, clarifications were made to the Investment Objectives and Policies of the following funds:
These clarifications do not affect the risk profile of the funds or the way the funds are managed. Further details can be found in this shareholder notice and the relevant Prospectus. Prospective investors should refer to the relevant KIID before investing in the funds.
A proposal to merge the Merian UK Equity Fund, a sub-fund of the Merian Investment Funds Series II (the “Discontinuing Fund”) and Merian UK Alpha Fund, a sub-fund of the Merian Investment Funds Series I (the “Receiving Fund”) was put to the shareholders of the Discontinuing Fund at an Extraordinary General Meeting (the “EGM”) held on 21 June 2019. The Extraordinary Resolution detailed in the notice of the EGM and the proposal for a scheme of arrangement dated the 17 May 2019 was approved at the EGM. Shareholders should note that the scheme of arrangement, whereby the assets of the Discontinuing Fund passed to the Continuing Fund, was completed on 28th June 2019 as described in the notice which can be found here.
The Directors of Merian Global Investors Series plc (the “Company”) wish to announce that the Annual General Meeting (the “AGM”) of the Company was held on 19 September, 2018, at 33 Sir John Rogerson’s Quay, Dublin 2. The resolutions detailed in Appendix A of the Notice of AGM issued to Shareholders on 22 August, 2018 were approved at the AGM, and as a result, the change of name of the Company and changes to the Memorandum and Articles of Association will take effect on 28 September, 2018.
A copy of the AGM notice detailing the changes can be viewed here.
A proposal to merge the Old Mutual Absolute Return Government Bond Fund (the “Merging Fund”) and Old Mutual Strategic Absolute Return Bond Fund (the Receiving Fund) was put to the shareholders of the Merging Fund at an Extraordinary General Meeting held on 12 July 2018 (the “EGM”). The resolutions detailed in the Notice of EGM and the Circular to Shareholders dated the 8th June 2018 shareholder notice were approved at the EGM and the merger took effect on 27th July 2018.
The 2018 reporting funds report of the Merging Fund for 2018 can be found here.