Press Release

SPR&CO Completes Purchase of Canadian Diversified Assets From Sprott

Company to continue focus on bringing innovative solutions to market

TORONTO, Aug. 01, 2017 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) -- SPR & Co LP, the new operating company created to assume portfolio management of the Canadian diversified assets of Sprott Asset Management LP ("SAM"), announced today that it has successfully closed the purchase of the related management contracts from SAM.

The agreement, announced in April, allows SPR & Co LP to build on the success of the acquired business, which offers innovative investment solutions to Canadian advisors and their clients. As well, SPR & Co LP will continue to offer leading resource and precious metals strategies through an exclusive sub-advisory relationship with SAM.

In the coming months, the company intends to launch a new brand for SPR & Co LP.

"This represents the next step in our efforts to focus on what we do best: offering innovative investment products and solutions for investors and their advisors, in an environment where advisors need to differentiate their businesses," says SPR & Co LP Senior Portfolio Manager and Managing Partner John Wilson.

"We're excited to move forward as a team with the goal of offering the most comprehensive suite of alternative investment products in Canada," says SPR & Co LP Managing Partner James Fox. "In an environment where traditional asset classes have posed new challenges for investors, we've got a long history of building investment solutions that address those challenges."

Highlights of SPR & Co LP:

  • Approximately $3 billion in assets under management (see attached list of included funds);
  • Differentiated and unique investment solutions that address today's investment needs;
  • A suite of investment offerings that include alternative income products, liquid alternative funds, core equity products, and fixed income products; and
  • Continued, exclusive sub-advisor relationships focused on gold, precious metals, flow-through and resources, in addition to other complementary alternative strategies.

About SPR & Co LP

SPR & Co LP is an expert active manager of specialty investment solutions, committed to helping investors  explore innovative ways to manage portfolio risk, and advisors to differentiate their businesses with unique investment solutions.

Based in Toronto, SPR & Co LP is an operating company that has been created to assume portfolio management of the Canadian diversified assets of Sprott Asset Management LP, including actively managed hedge and mutual funds. The new firm oversees approximately $3 billion in assets under management.

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Included Funds

Sprott Energy Fund
Sprott Energy Opportunities Trust
Sprott Global Infrastructure Fund
Sprott Global Real Estate Fund
Sprott Real Asset Class
Sprott Enhanced Equity Class
Sprott Enhanced U.S. Equity Class
Sprott Enhanced Balanced Fund
Sprott Enhanced Balanced Class
Sprott Enhanced Long Short Equity Fund L.P.
Sprott Enhanced Long Short Equity RSP Fund
Sprott Canadian Equity Fund
Sprott Focused Global Balanced Class
Sprott Focused Global Dividend Class
Sprott Focused U.S. Dividend Class
Sprott Focused U.S. Balanced Class
Sprott Diversified Bond Fund
Sprott Diversified Bond Class
Sprott Credit Income Opportunities Fund
Sprott Alternative Income Fund
Sprott Small Cap Equity Fund
Sprott Private Credit Trust
Sprott Private Credit Trust II
Sprott Bridging Income Fund LP
Sprott Bridging Income RSP Fund
Sprott Canadian Senior Debt Fund
Sprott Short‐Term Bond Fund
Sprott Short‐Term Bond Class

Sprott Gold Bullion Fund*
Sprott Silver Bullion Fund*
Sprott Hedge Fund LP*
Sprott Hedge Fund LP II*
Sprott Bull/Bear RSP Fund*
Sprott Gold and Precious Minerals Fund*
Sprott Silver Equities Class*
Sprott 2017 Flow‑Through Limited Partnership*
Sprott 2016‐II Flow Through Limited Partnership*
Sprott Resource Class*

*Funds subject to Sub-advisor Agreement

Contact information:Drew WilliamsSVP Marketing416-943-4994dwilliams@sprlp.comMedia Inquiries:Goldman Communications Inc.Corey