VANCOUVER, Feb. 2 /CNW/ - A&W Revenue Royalties Income Fund (the Fund)
(TSX symbol AW.UN) today declared a cash distribution of 10.6 cents per trust
unit for the period January 1 to January 31, 2009. The distribution will be
paid to unitholders of record at the close of business on February 15, 2009,
and will be payable on February 27, 2009. For tax purposes 8.958 cents per
unit of this distribution will be other taxable income and 1.642 cents per
unit will be non-eligible dividends.
A&W Food Services of Canada Inc. (Food Services) will also receive 10.6
cents per share from A&W Trade Marks Inc. (Trade Marks) on its investment in
Launched on February 15, 2002, the Fund, through its investment in Trade
Marks, is entitled to receive royalties from Food Services in the amount of 3%
of the sales of the 685 A&W restaurants in the Royalty Pool. Cash
distributions are paid monthly. A&W is the second largest quick-service
hamburger restaurant chain in Canada. Operating coast-to-coast, A&W
restaurants feature famous trade-marked menu items such as The Burger Family,
Chubby Chicken and A&W Root Beer.