The Bank of Montreal has announced:
on August 27, 2007, it will redeem all of its Non-Cumulative Class B Preferred Shares Series 4. The redemption price, as provided for in the terms of the issue, is $25.00 per share, together with declared and unpaid dividends to the date of redemption. As the normal quarterly dividend is due on August 25, 2007, the Bank has declared a 2-day stub dividend of $0.006575 per Series 4 share. This results in a total redemption price of $25.006575 per Series 4 share.
This redemption comes at the first opportunity the bank has had to call the issue at par. It was retractible for shares commencing 2008-5-25 and paid $1.20 on $25.00 par value … BMO doesn’t need to pay 4.8% Dividends for its funding.
This issue has been included in the HIMIPref™ “Operating Retractible” index. It was highlighted 2006-10-25 for having a negative Yield-to-Worst