BEP.PR.K Firm On Good Volume

Brookfield Renewable Partners L.P. has announced that it has:

completed its previously announced issue of Cumulative Minimum Rate Reset Class A Preferred Limited Partnership Units, Series 11 (the “Series 11 Preferred Units”). The offering was underwritten by a syndicate led by TD Securities Inc., CIBC Capital Markets, RBC Capital Markets and Scotiabank.

Brookfield Renewable issued 10,000,000 Series 11 Preferred Units at a price of $25.00 per unit, for total gross proceeds of CDN$250,000,000.

The Series 11 Preferred Units will commence trading on the Toronto Stock Exchange this morning under the ticker symbol BEP.PR.K.

BEP.PR.K is a FixedReset, 5.00%+382M500, announced 2017-2-7. Note that distributions on this security will be a mix of ordinary income and return of capital. It will be tracked by HIMIPref™ but relegated to the Scraps subindex on credit concerns.

The issue traded 784,722 shares today in a range of 24.88-00 before closing at 24.97-99, 54×45. Vital statistics are:

BEP.PR.K FixedReset YTW SCENARIO
Maturity Type : Limit Maturity
Maturity Date : 2047-02-14
Maturity Price : 23.14
Evaluated at bid price : 24.97
Bid-YTW : 4.93 %

Update, 2017-10-11: Note that if we look at the prospectus (available on SEDAR under ““Brookfield Renewable Partners L.P. Feb 7 2017 18:36:01 ET Prospectus (non pricing) supplement – English PDF 284 K”:

The reclassification of a Series 11 Preferred Unit into a Series 12 Preferred Unit or a Series 12 Preferred Unit into a Series 11 Preferred Unit, whether pursuant to an election made by the Resident Holder or pursuant to an automatic reclassification, may be considered to be a disposition of the Series 11 Preferred Unit or Series 12 Preferred Unit by the Resident Holder. The CRA’s position is that the conversion of an interest in a partnership into another interest in the partnership may result in a disposition of the partnership interest by the holder if the conversion results in a significant change in the rights and obligations of the holder in respect of the converted interest, including a significant change in the percentage interest in the profits of the partnership. Whether or not the reclassification of Series 11 Preferred Units into Series 12 Preferred Units or Series 12 Preferred Units into Series 11 Preferred Units would result in a significant change in the percentage interest of a Resident Holder in the profits of the Partnership is a question of fact that depends upon the facts and circumstances that exist at the time of the reclassification.

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