New Issue: PPL FixedReset, 4.25%+247

Pembina Pipeline Corporation has announced:

that it has entered into an agreement with a syndicate of underwriters, led by RBC Capital Markets and Scotiabank, pursuant to which the underwriters have agreed to purchase from Pembina 8,000,000 cumulative redeemable rate reset class A preferred shares, series 1 (the “Series 1 Preferred Shares”) at a price of $25.00 per share for distribution to the public.

The holders of Series 1 Preferred Shares will be entitled to receive fixed cumulative dividends at an annual rate of $1.0625 per share, payable quarterly on the 1st day of March, June, September and December, as and when declared by the Board of Directors of Pembina, yielding 4.25 per cent per annum, for the initial fixed rate period to but excluding December 1, 2018. The first quarterly dividend payment date is scheduled for December 1, 2013. The dividend rate will reset on December 1, 2018 and every five years thereafter at a rate equal to the sum of the then five-year Government of Canada bond yield plus 2.47 per cent. The Series 1 Preferred Shares are redeemable by Pembina, at its option, on December 1, 2018 and on December 1 of every fifth year thereafter at a price of $25.00 per share plus accrued and unpaid dividends.

The holders of Series 1 Preferred Shares will have the right to convert their shares into cumulative redeemable floating rate class A preferred shares, series 2 (the “Series 2 Preferred Shares”), subject to certain conditions, on December 1, 2018 and on December 1 of every fifth year thereafter. The holders of Series 2 Preferred Shares will be entitled to receive quarterly floating rate cumulative dividends, as and when declared by the Board of Directors of Pembina, at a rate equal to the sum of the then 90-day Government of Canada treasury bill rate plus 2.47 per cent.

Pembina has granted to the underwriters an option, exercisable at any time up to 48 hours prior to the closing of the offering, to purchase up to an additional 2,000,000 Series 1 Preferred Shares at a price of $25.00 per share.

Proceeds from the offering will be used to partially fund capital projects, to reduce short-term indebtedness and for other general corporate purposes of the Company and its affiliates.

Closing of the offering is expected on July 26, 2013, subject to customary closing conditions.

Update, 2013-7-19: Provisionally rated Pfd-3 by DBRS

Rated Pfd-3 by DBRS.

4 Responses to “New Issue: PPL FixedReset, 4.25%+247”

  1. adrian2 says:

    Is Pembina rated as a preferred share issuer?

  2. jiHymas says:

    Is Pembina rated as a preferred share issuer?

    Yes – P-3(high) by S&P, Pfd-3 by DBRS; I am advised that these are provisional ratings, in which case they will be finalized on or shortly following settlement.

  3. adrian2 says:

    Thanks, James.

    The new issue has closed quite fast at TD Waterhouse yesterday, which usually bodes well.

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