Introduction to the Trust

The Company is a UK investment trust with a fixed life that is expected to expire in early 2025. At launch on 15 June 2010 89,000,000 ordinary shares and 17,800,000 subscription shares were admitted to listing on the London Stock Exchange. The ordinary shares were issued at 100p per share. The subscription shares were issued on the basis of 1 subscription share for every 5 ordinary shares subscribed.

The subscription shares expired on 31 January 2014 having been converted in to ordinary shares.

On 20 June 2017 the Company adopted a new capital growth investment policy, changed its name, and issued 32,128,437 zero dividend preference shares via its subsidiary PCGH ZDP Plc.

Investment objective

The Company’s investment objective is to generate capital growth by investing in a global portfolio of healthcare stocks across all four healthcare sub-sectors.

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Important Legal Information

Launched in 2010, Polar Capital Global Healthcare Trust plc (“PCGH”) has grown to become a leading European investor with a multi-cycle track record. Managed by a team of dedicated healthcare specialists, the PCGH aims to maximise long-term capital growth by investing in a diversified portfolio of healthcare companies from around the world. The managers’ core belief in rigorous fundamental analysis, and being unconstrained by not following a benchmark, enables PCGH to deliver global equity market outperformance through exposure to a universe of over 3,000 companies.

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Neither the securities of PCGH nor the securities of PCGH ZDP PLC referred to on this website (the "Securities") have not been and will not be registered under the US Securities Act of 1933, as amended (the "Securities Act") and may not be offered or sold in or into the United States or to, or for the account or benefit of, US persons (as defined in Regulation S under the Securities Act) absent registration under the Securities Act or pursuant to an applicable exemption from, or in a transaction not subject to, the registration requirements of the Securities Act and in compliance with any applicable securities laws of any state or other jurisdiction of the United States. Neither PCGH nor PCGH ZDP PLC will be registered under the U.S. Investment Company Act of 1940, as amended, and investors in the Securities will not be entitled to the protections of that Act.

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Please remember that past performance of an investment is not necessarily a guide to future performance. The value of an investment and the income from it can fall as well as rise as a result of market and currency fluctuations and you may not get back the amount originally invested. The market value of the shares of PCGH and the shares of PCGH ZDP PLC may not reflect the underlying net asset value of the investments held by PCGH.

PCGH is able to borrow to raise further funds for investment purposes if the fund manager and the board of directors consider that it may be commercially advantageous to do so. This is generally described as “gearing”. An investment trust which has made investments as a result of gearing may have a more volatile share price as a result; gearing can increase shareholder returns in rising markets but conversely can increase the extent to which the value of the funds attributable to shareholders decreases in falling markets.

Tax assumptions may change if the law changes, and the value of tax relief (if any) will depend upon your individual circumstances. Investors should consult their own tax advisers in order to understand any applicable tax consequences.

The shares of investment trusts may trade at a discount or a premium to Net Asset Value for a variety of reasons including market sentiment and market conditions.  On a sale you could realise less than the Net Asset Value and less than you initially invested.

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