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Fund Announcement and Termination of Employment

November 27th, 2017

NOTICE

Aurora Funds Management Limited (AFML) announces that over the weekend it became aware that approximately $1 million of funds belonging to the Aurora Property Buy-Write Income Trust (AUP) appear to have been taken from its bank account without proper authority.

The matter has been reported to the Victoria Police and it is currently under investigation.

AFML will also notify this incident to ASIC as required under the conditions of its Australian financial services licence and the insurer under its investment management insurance policy. Aurora confirms that it has appropriate insurance cover in place and also expects to take recovery action against the alleged perpetrator as soon as practicable.

Although AFML’s investigation is continuing, at this stage the board has no reason to believe that there has been any other unauthorised withdrawal of money from any other fund managed by AFML. Further, AFML believes the perpetrator acted alone.

This incident is not expected to affect completion of AUP’s takeover of the RNY Property Trust (RNY). Although payment to some RNY unit holders has been delayed, outstanding cheques should be received this week.

The Chief Financial Officer of AFML, Ms Betty Poon, has been terminated effective immediately. AFML will appoint a replacement as soon as possible.

Takeover bid for RNY Property Trust Closed

November 2nd, 2017

Aurora Funds Management Limited as responsible entity for Aurora Property Buy-Write Income Trust’s (“AUP”), takeover bid for RNY Property Trust (“RNY”) closed at 7:00pm (Melbourne Time) on Thursday 2 November 2017.

AUP will now complete the purchase of all RNY units for which it received acceptances.

Each RNY unitholder who accepted the offer will be paid their offer consideration of 1.7 cents cash for each RNY unit included within their acceptance, in accordance with the timetable outlined in the Bidder’s Statement.

Off-market takeover bid for MPO – bidder’s statement

October 26th, 2017

In accordance with step 5 in the table in section 633(1) of the Corporations Act 2001 (Cth), please find attached a copy of the bidder’s statement made by Aurora Funds Management Limited as responsible entity of the Aurora Fortitude Absolute Return Fund in relation to its off-market takeover bid for all of the ordinary shares in Molopo Energy Limited (Molopo) which are not owned by or on behalf of the bidder. A copy of the bidder’s statement has been lodged with the Australian Securities and Investments Commission and sent to Molopo today.

For the purposes of sections 633(2) and 633(4) of the Corporations Act 2001 (Cth), the bidder has set 27 October 2017 (at 9:00 am (Melbourne time)) as the date for determining holders of shares in Molopo to whom takeover offers will be made.

Read more here.

Second Supplementary Bidders Statement from AUP

October 19th, 2017

Aurora Funds Management Limited (ACN 092 626 885) in its capacity as responsible entity of the Aurora Property Buy-Write Income Trust (ARSN 125 153 648) (“Bidder”) refers to its takeover offers for all of the units in the RNY Property Trust (ARSN 115 585 709) (“Offer”).

  • In accordance with sections 643, 650B and 624(2) of the Corporations Act 2001 (Cth), the Bidder hereby attaches a copy of its second supplementary bidder’s statement (“Second Supplementary Bidder’s Statement”) enclosing notices confirming:
  • the Bidder has increased the offer consideration to 1.7 cents per RNY unit; and the automatic extension of the offer period by 14 days from 19 October 2017 so that the offer period is now scheduled to close at 7:00pm (Melbourne Time) on Thursday, 2 November 2017 (unless extended or withdrawn).

Unitholders of the RNY Property Trust are encouraged to read the Second Supplementary Bidder’s Statement in its entirety.  The Second Supplementary Bidder’s Statement is dated 19 October 2017 and was lodged with ASIC on that date.

Read more here.

HHY Offer now closed.

October 16th, 2017

AURORA GLOBAL INCOME TRUST (ASX: AIB) – BID FOR UNITS IN THE HHY FUND (ASX:HHY) (“OFFER”)

As detailed in the Notice of extension of Offer Period announcement dated 22 September 2017, please be advised that the Offer closed at 7:00pm (Melbourne Time) Friday 13 October 2017.

We will write to HHY Unitholders who accepted the bid with details of the AIB units that will be issued to them in due course.

RNY Notice of automatic extension of offer period

October 11th, 2017

Aurora Funds Management Limited (ACN 092 626 885) in its capacity as responsible entity of the Aurora Property Buy-Write Income Trust (ARSN 125 153 648) (Bidder) refers to its off-market takeover bid for all of the units in the RNY Property Trust (RNY) (ARSN 115 585 709) (Offer).

In accordance with section 624(2) of the Corporations Act 2001 (Cth) (Act), the Bidder hereby gives notice that as a result of an increase in its voting power in RNY to more than 50% on 10 October 2017, the offer period has been automatically extended by 14 days from that date.

Accordingly, the Offers will now remain open for acceptance until 7:00 pm (Melbourne time) on Tuesday, 24 October 2017 (unless otherwise extended or withdrawn).

On 15 September 2017, the Bidder announced an increase to the Offer Consideration conditional on certain events including that there are no prescribed occurrences. The Bidder is in discussions with the responsible entity of RNY, RNY Australia Management Limited, to ascertain the extent of any prescribed occurrences, if any, and to ensure the conditions of the Improved Offer have been satisfied.

HHY Extension of Offer Period from AIB

September 22nd, 2017

Aurora Funds Management Limited (ACN 092 626 885), as responsible entity of the Aurora Global Income Trust (ARSN 127 692 406) (“Bidder”), hereby gives notice that the offers under its off-market takeover bid for all of the ordinary Units in the HHY Fund (ARSN 112 579 129) (“HHY”) (“Offers”), pursuant to its Bidder’s Statement dated 18 November 2016 and First Supplementary Bidder’s Statement dated 19 January 2017 (“Bidder’s Statements”), is varied by extending the period during which the Offer will remain open so that the Offer will now close at 7:00pm (Melbourne time) on Friday, 13 October 2017 (unless otherwise extended or withdrawn in accordance with the requirements of the Corporations Act) (“Extension of the Offer Period”).

Read more here.

Conditional Increase in Offer Price: RNY

September 18th, 2017

Aurora Funds Management Limited (Aurora), as responsible entity of the Aurora Property Buy-Write Income Trust (AUP), announces that it proposes, if certain conditions (as set out below) are satisfied, to vary its takeover offer for units in RNY (Offer) by increasing the consideration offered from 1.5 cents (Initial Offer) to 1.7 cents per RNY Unit (Improved Offer).

Read more here.

Revised Takeover Bid Molopo Energy Limited

September 12th, 2017

Aurora Funds Management Limited (Aurora) has withdrawn the takeover bid for Molopo Energy Limited (Molopo) that it proposed to make on behalf of AFARF because Molopo triggered a proposed defeating condition.

Aurora as responsible entity of AFARF intends to make a new revised takeover bid for 100% of the ordinary shares in Molopo at $0.135 each.

Read more here.

Appeal of Takeovers Panel Orders

September 11th, 2017

On 10 July 2017 Aurora Funds Management Limited (Aurora) as responsible entity for AFARF and AIB made an announcement in relation to the Orders made by the Australian Government Takeovers Panel (Takeovers Panel). Reasons for the orders were subsequently provided by the Takeovers Panel on 22 August 2017 (Reasons). Aurora has carefully considered the Reasons for the orders, and on 8 September 2017 Aurora applied to the Federal Court for a judicial review of the Takeovers Panel decision.

Aurora has consistently denied that it has acted in concert with Keybridge Capital Limited, or anyone else, in relation to the affairs of Molopo.

ABW is solely invested in AFARF so is also impacted by this application.

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