Manulife Financial Corporation has announced:
that it has completed its offering of 8 million Non-cumulative Rate Reset Class 1 Shares Series 5 (the “Series 5 Preferred Shares”) at a price of $25 per share to raise gross proceeds of $200 million.
The offering was underwritten by a syndicate of investment dealers co-led by RBC Capital Markets and Scotia Capital Inc. The Series 5 Preferred Shares commence trading on the Toronto Stock Exchange today under the ticker symbol MFC.PR.G.
The Series 5 Preferred Shares were issued under a prospectus supplement dated November 29, 2011 to Manulife’s short form base shelf prospectus dated September 3, 2010.
The $200-million issue size implies that not a single dollar of the $50-million greenshoe was exercised.
MFC.PR.G is a 4.40%+290 FixedReset announced November 29. This issue will be tracked by HIMIPref™ and is assigned to the FixedReset index.
The issue traded 93,042 shares today in a range of 23.66-56, a very high range for an investment-grade opening day, before closing at 24.10-28, 11×5.
Vital statistics are:
Maturity Type : Hard Maturity
Maturity Date : 2022-01-31
Maturity Price : 25.00
Evaluated at bid price : 24.10
Bid-YTW : 4.81 %