We are writing to you to notify you about a material increase to the net asset value of the below funds effective today.
|Fund||% of NAV|
|Janus Henderson Institutional European Index Opportunities||3.84%|
This change to the net asset value of the funds is a result of successful claims to HM Revenue & Customs (“HMRC”) filed by Janus Henderson Fund Management UK Limited on behalf of the funds in respect of applicable historic accounting periods prior to 1 July 2009 (“Accounting Period”).
The claims sought to recover some of the UK corporation tax paid by the funds and had been filed on the basis that the UK tax treatment by HMRC of non-UK dividends received for periods prior to 1 July 2009 was found to be in breach of EU law. HMRC had disputed the validity of the claims and their validity was subject to legal proceedings over a number of years.
Following extensive negotiations with HMRC, the Fund has now reached an agreement to settle these claims for the relevant Accounting Period. The settlement of these claims has resulted in a positive windfall refund of UK corporation tax for the Fund which has caused this increase to the net asset value and will be included within the Fund’s next dividend distribution*. Given the uncertainty surrounding these claims, their value had not been previously recognised in the Fund’s net asset value and financial statements in accordance with relevant accounting standards surrounding asset recognition.
Please note that these windfall refunds will be reflected in the next annual reports and accounts for the funds.
Shareholders of the above funds have been written to informing them of the increase in net asset value.
No action is required from Shareholders in respect of this notice.
*For income share/unit holders, this windfall will be paid to investors as dividend income following the end of the distribution period. For accumulation share/unit holders, this windfall will be retained in the Fund at the end of the distribution period and represent a reinvestment of revenue.