DF.PR.A To Reset To 5.75% On Extension

Quadravest has announced:

Dividend 15 Split Corp. II (the “Company”) previously announced on February 21, 2019 it will extend the termination date of the Company a further five year period from December 1, 2019 to December 1, 2024.

In connection with the extension, the Company will amend the dividend entitlement of the DF.PR.A Preferred Shares (“Preferred Shares”) for the five year renewal period effective December 1, 2019, to pay a fixed cumulative preferential monthly dividend at an annual rate equivalent to 5.75% based on the $10 repayment value. The Preferred Share distribution rate is based on current market rates for preferred shares with similar terms. Preferred shareholders have received a total of $6.71 per share in distributions since inception. The dividend policy for the DF Class A Shares (“Class A Shares”) will remain unchanged.

In relation to the term extension and the Preferred Share rate increase, the Company has an additional retraction right for those shareholders not wishing to continue holding their investment, allowing existing shareholders to tender one or both classes of Shares and receive a retraction price based on the November 29, 2019 net asset value per unit. Alternatively, shareholders may sell their shares for the market price at any time, potentially at a higher price than would be achieved through retraction, or shareholders may take no action and continue to hold their shares.

The Company invests in a high quality portfolio of leading Canadian dividend-yielding stocks as follows: Bank of Montreal, Bank of Nova Scotia, Canadian Imperial Bank of Commerce, Royal Bank of Canada, Toronto-Dominion Bank, National Bank of Canada, CI Financial Corp., BCE Inc., Manulife Financial, Enbridge, Sun Life Financial, TELUS Corporation, Thomson Reuters Corporation, TransAlta Corporation, TC Energy Corporation.

DF.PR.A was added to the HIMIPref™ universe in May 2008, as a 5.25% Split Share maturing 2014-12-1. It was hammered in the Credit Crunch, but survived and a five year term extension with unchanged dividend was proposed in May 2013 which was approved in June 2013. Notice of extension to 2024 was given in February, 2019

The NAVPU (for Whole Units) was 15.14 as of 2019-9-13. Opportunistic treasury issuance of Whole Units over the years has increased the assets of the fund to $242-million as of 2019-8-30.

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