Notice of temporary dealing suspension in property funds

Important information about the Threadneedle Property Authorised Investment Fund (PAIF), the Threadneedle Pensions (TPEN) Property Fund, the Threadneedle Property Unit Trust, and the Low Carbon Workplace (LCW) Fund (“The Funds”).
To protect the interests of investors in the Funds, Columbia Threadneedle Investments has temporarily suspended calculation of the Net Asset Value and dealing in the Threadneedle Property Authorised Investment Fund (PAIF) with effect from 12 noon on 18 March 2020, the Threadneedle Pensions (TPEN) Property Fund with effect from 12 noon on 20 March 2020, and the Threadneedle Property Unit Trust and the Low Carbon Workplace (LCW) Fund with effect from 2pm on 24 March 2020. This means policyholders and unitholders are temporarily unable to buy or sell shares and units in the Funds. This is consistent with the approach being taken across the broader industry. The situation is being closely monitored and the decision to suspend will be reviewed regularly.

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