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Sprott Announces Changes to its Fund Lineup as a Result of the 2016 Federal Budget

TORONTO, Oct. 21, 2016 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) -- The 2016 Federal Budget announced a proposal to eliminate the deferral of capital gains tax for investors switching between different classes of shares within a mutual fund corporation. After evaluating the impact of this change to the tax treatment of switches between classes of shares of a mutual fund corporation, Sprott Asset Management ("Sprott") today announced that it has decided to terminate each of Sprott Canadian Equity Class, Sprott Gold and Precious Minerals Class, Sprott Gold Bullion Class and Sprott Silver Bullion Class (the "Terminating Funds") effective on or about December 30, 2016 (the "Termination Date"). Sprott has made this decision based on the size of the Terminating Funds and the fact that there is an existing trust fund version of each Terminating Fund.

Investors may switch their shares of a Terminating Fund into another mutual fund offered by Sprott prior to the Termination Date. To maintain exposure to a similar investment mandate, investors may switch shares of a Terminating Fund to the existing trust fund version noted in the chart below. This switch will be a disposition for tax purposes and capital gains or losses will be realized on the switch.

Terminating Fund   Corresponding Trust Fund
Sprott Canadian Equity Class   Sprott Canadian Equity Fund
Sprott Gold and Precious Minerals Class     Sprott Gold and Precious Minerals Fund
Sprott Gold Bullion Class   Sprott Gold Bullion Fund
Sprott Silver Bullion Class   Sprott Silver Bullion Fund

Investors may also switch shares of a Terminating Fund to another fund that is a class of Sprott Corporate Class Inc. before the Termination Date on a tax-deferred "rollover" basis so that no capital gains or losses will be realized on the termination of the Terminating Fund.

Effective today, Sprott will waive any redemption fees, short-term trading fees and switch fees for redemptions or switches of shares of the Terminating Funds, and each Terminating Fund is closed to all purchases, including purchases made pursuant to pre-authorized chequing plans.

Sprott will send a notice to each investor in the Terminating Funds regarding the termination.

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