Scotiabank has announced:
that it has completed the domestic offering of 12 million, non-cumulative 5-year rate reset preferred shares Series 22 (the “Preferred Shares Series 22”) at a price of $25.00 per share. The gross proceeds of the offering were $300 million.
The offering was made through a syndicate of investment dealers led by Scotia Capital Inc. The Preferred Shares Series 22 commence trading on the Toronto Stock Exchange today under the symbol BNS.PR.R.
I was somewhat surprised to see that the issue size was $300-million, since the original announcement was for $200-million with a $50-million greenshoe, but SEDAR reveals (“Bank of Nova Scotia, The”, “August 27, 2008”, “Underwriting or Agency Agreement”):
The Bank now wishes to offer to the Underwriters, and the Underwriters now wish to purchase from the Bank, an additional 4,000,000 Preferred Shares Series 22 at a price of $25.00 per Preferred Share Series 22.
So it would appear they had no trouble at all getting it off the shelf!
The issue traded 782,940 shares today in a range of 24.86-00, closing at 24.97-99, 100×400.
BNS.PR.R has been added to the HIMIPref™ Fixed-Reset Index.