Thornburg Launches Closed-End Fund
Before investing, carefully consider the Fund’s investment goals, risks, charges, and expenses. For a prospectus or summary prospectus containing this and other information, contact your financial advisor or visit thornburg.com. Read them carefully before investing.
The Trust’s common shares are listed on the NASDAQ Stock Market LLC under the trading or ticker symbol “TBLD”. The Trust is newly organized and the Trust’s common shares have no history of public trading.
The Trust has a level distribution policy and the Trust intends to distribute to Common Shareholders regular monthly cash distributions of all or a portion of its net investment income. There is no assurance the Trust will make its initial monthly distribution or continue to pay regular monthly distributions or that it will do so at a particular rate. At times, to maintain a stable level of distributions, the Trust may pay out less than all of its net investment income or pay out accumulated undistributed income, or return capital, in addition to current net investment income. A return of capital reduces a Common Shareholder’s tax basis, which could result in higher taxes when the Common Shareholder sells such Common Shares. This may cause the Common Shareholder to owe taxes even if it sells Common Shares for less than the original purchase price of such Common Shares. The Trust reserves the right to change its distribution policy and the basis for establishing the amount and rate of its distributions at any time upon notice to shareholders.
The Trust expects to sell out-of-the-money covered call options on a portion of the individual common stocks in its portfolio and sell call and put options on indices of securities and sectors of securities. The notional amount of the options strategy will be approximately 10% to 40% of the Trust’s Managed Assets.
The Trust does not intend to employ leverage. Although it has no present intention to do so, the Trust reserves the right to in the future employ leverage through (i) borrowings of up to 33 1/3% of Managed Assets; or (ii) issue Preferred Shares in an amount up to 50% of the Trust’s Managed Assets. If the Trust uses a combination of borrowing money and issuing Preferred Shares, the maximum allowable leverage will be between 33 1/3% and 50% (but in no event more than 50%) of Managed Assets, which is the maximum extent permitted by the 1940 Act. The Trust is permitted to use the following forms of leverage in combination: (a) reverse repurchase agreements, dollar rolls, derivatives or transactions that have the economic effect of leverage, (b) borrowings from a financial institution, and (c) the issuance of preferred shares.
The Trust will terminate on or before August 2, 2033 (the “Termination Date”); provided, that if the Board of Trustees of the Trust (the “Board” or the “Trustees”) believes that, under then-current market conditions, it is in the best interests of the Trust to do so, the Trust may extend the Termination Date: (i) once for up to one year (i.e., up to August 2, 2034), and (ii) once for up to an additional six months (i.e., up to February 2, 2035), in each case upon the affirmative vote of a majority of the Board and without the approval of the holders of the Common Shares of the Trust (the “Common Shareholders”). In addition, as of a date within 12 months preceding the Termination Date, the Board may cause the Trust to conduct a tender offer to all Common Shareholders to purchase Common Shares of the Trust at a price equal to NAV per Common Share on the expiration date of the tender offer (an “Eligible Tender Offer”). In an Eligible Tender Offer, the Trust will offer to purchase all Common Shares held by each Common Shareholder; provided, that if the number of properly tendered Common Shares would result in the Trust’s net assets totaling less than $100 million of net assets (the “Termination Threshold”), the Eligible Tender Offer will be terminated and no Common Shares will be repurchased pursuant to the Eligible Tender Offer. Instead, the Trust will begin (or continue) liquidating its portfolio and proceed to terminate on or before the Termination Date. Following the completion of an Eligible Tender Offer, the Board may eliminate the limited term structure of the Trust upon the affirmative vote of a majority of the Board and without the approval of Common Shareholders.
The Trust is not a so called “target date” or “life cycle” fund whose asset allocation becomes more conservative over time as its target date, often associated with retirement, approaches. In addition, the Trust is not a “target term” fund whose investment objective is to return its original NAV on the termination date. The Trust’s investment objective and policies are not designed to seek to return to investors that purchase Common Shares in this offering their initial investment of $20.00 per Common Share on the Termination Date or in an Eligible Tender Offer, and such investors and investors that purchase Common Shares after the completion of this offering may receive more or less than their original investment upon termination or in an Eligible Tender Offer.
Thornburg Securities Corporation, Distributor