TD.PF.B To Be Extended

The Toronto-Dominion Bank has announced (on July 25 June 25, so they say, but it wasn’t on their website yesterday evening!):

that it does not intend to exercise its right to redeem all or any part of the currently outstanding 20 million Non-Cumulative 5-Year Rate Reset Preferred Shares, Series 3 (Non-Viability Contingent Capital (NVCC)) (the “Series 3 Shares”) of TD on July 31, 2019. As a result and subject to certain conditions set out in the prospectus supplement dated July 24, 2014 relating to the issuance of the Series 3 Shares, the holders of the Series 3 Shares have the right to convert all or part of their Series 3 Shares, on a one-for-one basis, into Non-Cumulative Floating Rate Preferred Shares, Series 4 (NVCC) (the “Series 4 Shares”) of TD on July 31, 2019. Holders who do not exercise their right to convert their Series 3 Shares into Series 4 Shares on such date will continue to hold their Series 3 Shares.

The foregoing conversion right is subject to the conditions that: (i) if TD determines that there would be less than 1,000,000 Series 4 Shares outstanding after taking into account all shares tendered for conversion on July 31, 2019, then holders of Series 3 Shares will not be entitled to convert their shares into Series 4 Shares, and (ii) alternatively, if TD determines that there would remain outstanding less than 1,000,000 Series 3 Shares after taking into account all shares tendered for conversion on July 31, 2019, then all remaining Series 3 Shares will automatically be converted into Series 4 Shares on a one-for-one basis on July 31, 2019. In either case, TD will give written notice to that effect to holders of Series 3 Shares no later than July 24, 2019.

The dividend rate applicable to the Series 3 Shares for the 5-year period from and including July 31, 2019 to but excluding July 31, 2024, and the dividend rate applicable to the Series 4 Shares for the 3-month period from and including July 31, 2019 to but excluding October 31, 2019, will be determined and announced by way of a press release on July 2, 2019.

Beneficial owners of Series 3 Shares who wish to exercise their conversion right should communicate as soon as possible with their broker or other nominee to obtain instructions for exercising such right during the conversion period, which runs from July 2, 2019 until 5:00 p.m. (Toronto time) on July 16, 2019.

Inquiries should be directed to TD’s Registrar and Transfer Agent, AST Trust Company (Canada), at 1-800-387-0825 (or in Toronto 416-682-3860).

TD.PF.B is a FixedReset 3.80%+227, NVCC-compliant, issue that commenced trading 2017-7-31 after being announced 2014-7-22. It is tracked by HIMIPref™ and is assigned to the FixedReset (Discount) subindex.

I will have more to say when the reset rate is announced on July 2.

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