AQN.PR.A : No Conversion to FloatingReset

Algonquin Power & Utilities Corp. has announced:

that none of its outstanding 4,800,000 Cumulative 5-Year Rate Reset Preferred Shares, Series A (the “Series A Preferred Shares”) will be converted on December 31, 2018 into Cumulative Floating Rate Preferred Shares, Series B (the “Series B Preferred Shares”) of the Company. During the conversion notice period which ran from December 3, 2018 to December 17, 2018, less than 1,000,000 Series A Preferred Shares were tendered for conversion into Series B Preferred Shares. As per the terms and conditions of the Series A Preferred Shares described in the short form prospectus dated November 2, 2012 relating to the issuance of Series A Preferred Shares, since there would remain outstanding on December 31, 2018, after having taken into account all Series A Preferred Shares tendered for conversion into Series B Preferred Shares, less than 1,000,000 Series B Preferred Shares, holders of Series A Preferred Shares who tendered their Series A Preferred Shares for conversion will not be entitled to convert their Series A Preferred Shares into Series B Preferred Shares. As a result, Series B Preferred Shares will not be issued at this time.

All dollar amounts referenced herein are in U.S. dollars unless otherwise noted.

It will be recalled that AQN.PR.A will reset at 5.162% effective December 31, 2018.

AQN.PR.A is a FixedReset, 4.50%+294, that commenced trading 2012-11-9 after being announced 2012-10-25. The 2018-11-28 notice of extension was reported on PrefBlog. The issue is tracked by HIMIPref™, but relegated to the Scraps – FixedReset Discount index on credit concerns.

I recommended against conversion.

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