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BCE.PR.I Reset To 3.39% in 2021

Wednesday, August 10th, 2022

BCE Inc. has announced (on 2021-7-9):

BCE Inc. will, on August 1, 2021, continue to have Cumulative Redeemable First Preferred Shares, Series AI (“Series AI Preferred Shares”) outstanding if, following the end of the conversion period on July 22, 2021, BCE Inc. determines that at least 2 million Series AI Preferred Shares would remain outstanding. In such a case, as of August 1, 2021, the Series AI Preferred Shares will pay, on a quarterly basis, as and when declared by the Board of Directors of BCE Inc., a fixed cash dividend for the following five years that will be based on an annual fixed dividend rate equal to 3.39%

They later announced (on 2021-7-23):

that 12,985 of its 5,949,884 fixed-rate Cumulative Redeemable First Preferred Shares, Series AI (“Series AI Preferred Shares”) have been tendered for conversion on August 1, 2021, on a one-for-one basis, into floating-rate Cumulative Redeemable First Preferred Shares, Series AJ (“Series AJ Preferred Shares”). In addition, 3,598,141 of its 8,050,116 Series AJ Preferred Shares have been tendered for conversion on August 1, 2021, on a one-for-one basis, into Series AI Preferred Shares. Consequently, on August 1, 2021, BCE will have 9,535,040 Series AI Preferred Shares and 4,464,960 Series AJ Preferred Shares issued and outstanding. The Series AI Preferred Shares and the Series AJ Preferred Shares will continue to be listed on the Toronto Stock Exchange under the symbols BCE.PR.I and BCE.PR.J, respectively.

The Series AI Preferred Shares will pay on a quarterly basis, for the five-year period beginning on August 1, 2021, as and when declared by the Board of Directors of BCE, a fixed cash dividend based on an annual fixed dividend rate of 3.39%.

The Series AJ Preferred Shares will continue to pay a monthly floating adjustable cash dividend for the five-year period beginning on August 1, 2021, as and when declared by the Board of Directors of BCE. The monthly floating adjustable dividend for any particular month will continue to be calculated based on the prime rate for such month and using the Designated Percentage for such month representing the sum of an adjustment factor (based on the market price of the Series AJ Preferred Shares in the preceding month) and the Designated Percentage for the preceding month.

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BCE.PR.G Reset To 3.37% in 2021

Wednesday, August 10th, 2022

BCE Inc. has announced (on 2021-4-9):

BCE Inc. will, on May 1, 2021, continue to have Cumulative Redeemable First Preferred Shares, Series AG (“Series AG Preferred Shares”) outstanding if, following the end of the conversion period on April 21, 2021, BCE Inc. determines that at least 2,000,000 Series AG Preferred Shares would remain outstanding. In such a case, as of May 1, 2021, the Series AG Preferred Shares will pay, on a quarterly basis, as and when declared by the Board of Directors of BCE Inc., a fixed cash dividend for the following five years that will be based on an annual fixed dividend rate equal to 3.37%.

They later announced (2021-4-22):

that 105,430 of its 4,984,851 fixed-rate Cumulative Redeemable First Preferred Shares, Series AG (“Series AG Preferred Shares”) have been tendered for conversion on May 1, 2021, on a one-for-one basis, into floating-rate Cumulative Redeemable First Preferred Shares, Series AH (“Series AH Preferred Shares”). In addition, 4,100,109 of its 9,012,249 Series AH Preferred Shares have been tendered for conversion on May 1, 2021, on a one-for-one basis, into Series AG Preferred Shares. Consequently, on May 1, 2021, BCE will have 8,979,530 Series AG Preferred Shares and 5,017,570 Series AH Preferred Shares issued and outstanding. The Series AG Preferred Shares and the Series AH Preferred Shares will continue to be listed on the Toronto Stock Exchange under the symbols BCE.PR.G and BCE.PR.H, respectively.

The Series AG Preferred Shares will pay on a quarterly basis, for the five-year period beginning on May 1, 2021, as and when declared by the Board of Directors of BCE, a fixed cash dividend based on an annual fixed dividend rate of 3.37%.

The Series AH Preferred Shares will continue to pay a monthly floating adjustable cash dividend for the five-year period beginning on May 1, 2021, as and when declared by the Board of Directors of BCE. The monthly floating adjustable dividend for any particular month will continue to be calculated based on the prime rate for such month and using the Designated Percentage for such month representing the sum of an adjustment factor (based on the market price of the Series AH Preferred Shares in the preceding month) and the Designated Percentage for the preceding month.

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BCE.PR.T Reset To 4.990% in 2021

Wednesday, August 10th, 2022

BCE Inc. has announced (on 2021-10-14):

BCE Inc. will, on November 1, 2021, continue to have Cumulative Redeemable First Preferred Shares, Series T (“Series T Preferred Shares”) outstanding if, following the end of the conversion period on October 18, 2021, BCE Inc. determines that at least one million Series T Preferred Shares would remain outstanding. In such a case, as of November 1, 2021, the Series T Preferred Shares will pay, on a quarterly basis, as and when declared by the Board of Directors of BCE Inc., a fixed cash dividend for the following five years that will be based on a fixed rate equal to the product of: (a) the average of the yields to maturity compounded semi-annually, determined on October 12, 2021 by two investment dealers selected by BCE Inc., that would be carried by non-callable Government of Canada bonds with a 5-year maturity (the “Government of Canada Yield”), multiplied by (b) a percentage rate determined by BCE Inc. (the “Selected Percentage Rate”) for such period. The “Selected Percentage Rate” determined by BCE Inc. for such period is 396%. The “Government of Canada Yield” is 1.260%. Accordingly, the annual dividend rate applicable to the Series T Preferred Shares for the period of five years beginning on November 1, 2021 will be 4.990%.

They later announced (on 2021-10-19):

that 9,593 of its 4,486,552 fixed-rate Cumulative Redeemable First Preferred Shares, Series T (“Series T Preferred Shares”) have been tendered for conversion on November 1, 2021, on a one-for-one basis, into floating-rate Cumulative Redeemable First Preferred Shares, Series S (“Series S Preferred Shares”). In addition, 1,393,174 of its 3,511,848 Series S Preferred Shares have been tendered for conversion on November 1, 2021, on a one-for-one basis, into Series T Preferred Shares. Consequently, on November 1, 2021, BCE will have 5,870,133 Series T Preferred Shares and 2,128,267 Series S Preferred Shares issued and outstanding. The Series T Preferred Shares and the Series S Preferred Shares will continue to be listed on the Toronto Stock Exchange under the symbols BCE.PR.T and BCE.PR.S, respectively.

The Series T Preferred Shares will pay on a quarterly basis, for the five-year period beginning on November 1, 2021, as and when declared by the Board of Directors of BCE, a fixed cash dividend based on an annual fixed dividend rate of 4.990%.

The Series S Preferred Shares will continue to pay a monthly floating adjustable cash dividend for the five-year period beginning on November 1, 2021, as and when declared by the Board of Directors of BCE. The monthly floating adjustable dividend for any particular month will continue to be calculated based on the prime rate for such month and using the Designated Percentage for such month representing the sum of an adjustment factor (based on the market price of the Series S Preferred Shares in the preceding month) and the Designated Percentage for the preceding month.

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BBD.PR.D Reset To 4.588% in August 2022

Wednesday, August 10th, 2022

Bombardier Inc. has announced (on 2022-7-12):

that as of August 1, 2022, its Series 3 Preferred Shares will pay, on a quarterly basis, as and when declared by the Board of Directors of Bombardier Inc., cash dividends for the following five years that will be based on a fixed rate equal to the product of (a) the average of the yields to maturity that would be carried by a Government of Canada bond with a five-year maturity, designated on July 11, 2022 by each of National Bank Financial Inc. and TD Securities Inc., namely 3.164%, multiplied by (b) 145%, which multiplier was previously announced on June 17, 2022.

Accordingly, the annual dividend rate applicable to the Series 3 Preferred Shares for the period of five years beginning on August 1, 2022 will be 4.588%.

As a reminder, any registered shareholder who wishes to convert his or her Series 2 and/or Series 3 Preferred Shares must complete and sign the conversion panel contained on the back of the Series 2 or Series 3 Preferred Share certificate, as the case may be, and deliver it to Computershare Investor Services Inc., and any registered shareholder who wishes to revoke or amend his or her previously delivered conversion instructions must notify Computershare Investor Services Inc., in each case at the latest by 5:00 p.m. (Montréal time) on July 18, 2022. Likewise, shareholders who are beneficial owners and who wish to exercise their right of conversion or, alternatively, revoke or amend their instructions should communicate as soon as possible with their broker or other nominee and follow their instructions. In that case, it is important that they follow such instructions and act in the timeframe advised so as to provide enough time to their broker or other nominee to meet the July 18, 2022 deadline.

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BAM.PR.G Reset to 2.75% in November, 2021

Wednesday, August 10th, 2022

Brookfield Asset Management Inc. has announced (in October, 2021):

that it has determined the fixed dividend rate on its Class A Preference Shares, Series 9 (the “Series 9 Preferred Shares”) (TSX: BAM.PR.G) for the five years commencing November 1, 2021 and ending October 31, 2026.

If declared, the fixed quarterly dividends on the Series 9 Preferred Shares during the five years commencing November 1, 2021 will be paid at an annual rate of 2.75% ($0.171875 per share per quarter). This dividend rate represents 218% of the interpolated yield, calculated as of October 12, 2021 at 10:00 a.m. (Toronto time), on the 1.00% Government of Canada bond due September 1, 2026 and the 1.00% Government of Canada bond due June 1, 2027. This dividend will be payable quarterly on the first day of February, May, August and November, commencing with the dividend payable on February 1, 2022.

The annual rate currently paid on the Series 9 Preferred Shares is 2.75%. A quarterly dividend payable at this rate will be paid on November 1, 2021 to shareholders of record on October 15, 2021.

Conversion Rights
Holders of Series 9 Preferred Shares have the right, at their option, exercisable not later than 5:00 p.m. (Toronto time) on October 18, 2021, to convert all or part of their Series 9 Preferred Shares, on a one-for-one basis, into Brookfield’s Class A Preference Shares, Series 8 (the “Series 8 Preferred Shares”) (TSX: BAM.PR.E), effective November 1, 2021. Holders of Series 9 Preferred Shares who elect to convert their shares by the conversion deadline will receive Series 8 Preferred Shares, effective November 1, 2021 and will be entitled to receive, if declared, a monthly floating-rate dividend based on the prime rate.

Holders of Series 8 Preferred Shares also have the right, at their option, exercisable not later than 5:00 p.m. (Toronto time) on October 18, 2021, to convert all or part of their Series 8 Preferred Shares, on a one-for-one basis, into Series 9 Preferred Shares, effective November 1, 2021. Holders of Series 8 Preferred Shares who elect to convert their shares by the conversion deadline will receive Series 9 Preferred Shares, effective November 1, 2021 and will be entitled to receive, if declared, the fixed-rate dividend as described above.

Holders of Series 9 Preferred Shares are not required to elect to convert all or any part of their Series 9 Preferred Shares into Series 8 Preferred Shares and holders of Series 8 Preferred Shares are not required to elect to convert all or any part of their Series 8 Preferred Shares into Series 9 Preferred Shares.

As provided in the share conditions of the Series 9 Preferred Shares, (i) if Brookfield determines that there would be fewer than 500,000 Series 9 Preferred Shares outstanding after November 1, 2021, all remaining Series 9 Preferred Shares will be automatically converted into Series 8 Preferred Shares on a one-for-one basis effective November 1, 2021; and (ii) if Brookfield determines that there would be fewer than 500,000 Series 8 Preferred Shares outstanding after November 1, 2021, no Series 9 Preferred Shares will be permitted to be converted into Series 8 Preferred Shares. There are currently 5,515,981 Series 9 Preferred Shares outstanding.

Similarly, as provided in the share conditions of the Series 8 Preferred Shares, (i) if Brookfield determines that there would be fewer than 500,000 Series 8 Preferred Shares outstanding after November 1, 2021, all remaining Series 8 Preferred Shares will be automatically converted into Series 9 Preferred Shares on a one-for-one basis effective November 1, 2021; and (ii) if Brookfield determines that there would be fewer than 500,000 Series 9 Preferred Shares outstanding after November 1, 2021, no Series 8 Preferred Shares will be permitted to be converted into Series 9 Preferred Shares. There are currently 2,476,185 Series 8 Preferred Shares outstanding.

Holders of Series 8 Preferred Shares and Series 9 Preferred Shares will again have the opportunity to convert their shares into the other series on November 1, 2026 and every five years thereafter.

They later announced (on 2021-10-22):

that holders of 8,202 of its Class A Preference Shares, Series 8 (the “Series 8 Preferred Shares”) (TSX: BAM.PR.E) and holders of 853,503 of its Class A Preference Shares, Series 9 (the “Series 9 Preferred Shares”) (TSX: BAM.PR.G) have elected, effective November 1, 2021, to convert their shares into an equivalent number of shares of the other series. Following these conversions, there will be 3,321,486 Series 8 Preferred Shares and 4,670,680 Series 9 Preferred Shares issued and outstanding.

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BIR.PR.A and BIR.PR.C To Be Redeemed

Friday, August 5th, 2022

Birchcliff Energy Ltd. has announced:

its intention to redeem all of its 2,000,000 issued and outstanding cumulative redeemable preferred shares, Series A (the “Series A Preferred Shares”) and all of its 1,528,219 issued and outstanding cumulative redeemable preferred shares, Series C (the “Series C Preferred Shares”) on September 30, 2022 (the “Redemption Date”) for a redemption price equal to $25.00 per share (the “Redemption Price”), less any tax required to be deducted or withheld by the Corporation. The aggregate Redemption Price payable by the Corporation to redeem the Series A and Series C Preferred Shares will be approximately $88.2 million. As September 30, 2022 is a federal statutory holiday in Canada, the aggregate Redemption Price will be paid by the Corporation to the sole registered holder of the Series A and Series C Preferred Shares on the next business day, being October 3, 2022.

In addition, the Corporation’s board of directors has declared a quarterly cash dividend of $0.527677 per Series A Preferred Share and $0.441096 per Series C Preferred Share, which dividends will be paid on October 3, 2022 to the holders of record at the close of business on September 15, 2022. The dividends have been designated as eligible dividends for the purposes of the Income Tax Act (Canada). These will be the final quarterly dividends on the Series A and Series C Preferred Shares and will be paid separately from the Redemption Price. Upon the payment of these dividends, there will be no accrued and unpaid dividends on the Series A or Series C Preferred Shares.

The Corporation has provided notice today of the Redemption Price and the Redemption Date to the sole registered holder of the Series A Preferred Shares and the Series C Preferred Shares in accordance with the terms of the shares as set out in the Corporation’s articles. Non-registered holders of Series A and Series C Preferred Shares should contact their broker or other intermediary for information regarding the redemption process for the Series A and Series C Preferred Shares in which they hold a beneficial interest. The Corporation’s transfer agent for the Series A and Series C Preferred Shares is Computershare Investor Services Inc. Questions regarding the redemption process may also be directed to Computershare Investor Services Inc. at 1-800-564-6253 or by email to corporateactions@computershare.com.

BIR.PR.A was issued as a FixedReset, 8.00%+683 that commenced trading 2012-8-8. It reset to 8.374% in 2017.

BIR.PR.C was issued as a seven-year retractible, 7.00%, that commenced trading in 2013.

Neither issue has been tracked by HIMIPref™. This company notice confirms their earlier, less official announcement.

Thanks to Assiduous Reader newbiepref for bringing this to my attention!

BCE.PR.A / BCE.PR.B To Be Extended

Wednesday, August 3rd, 2022

BCE Inc. has announced (on July 14):

Holders of fixed-rate BCE Inc. Series AA Preferred Shares have the right to convert all or part of their shares, effective on September 1, 2022, on a one-for-one basis into floating-rate Cumulative Redeemable First Preferred Shares, Series AB of BCE Inc. (the “Series AB Preferred Shares”). In order to convert their shares, holders must exercise their right of conversion during the conversion period which runs from July 18, 2022 until 5:00 p.m. (Eastern time) on August 22, 2022.

As of September 1, 2022, the Series AA Preferred Shares, should they remain outstanding, will pay, on a quarterly basis, as and when declared by the Board of Directors of BCE Inc., a fixed cash dividend for the following five years that will be determined by BCE Inc. on August 8, 2022 but which shall not be less than 80% of the five-year Government of Canada Yield (as defined in BCE Inc.’s articles) compounded semiannually and computed on August 8, 2022 by two investment dealers appointed by BCE Inc. The annual dividend rate applicable to the Series AA Preferred Shares will be published on August 10, 2022 in the national edition of The Globe and Mail, the Montreal Gazette and Le Devoir and will be posted on BCE Inc.’s website at www.bce.ca.

BCE.PR.A is a FixedFloater that was issued with a 5.45% coupon in 2002 and reset to 4.80% in 2007; about half were converted to the RatchetRate BCE.PR.B.. It then reset to 3.45% in 2012 and there was a small net conversion back to the FixedFloater. It reset to 3.61% in 2017 and there was a 6% net conversion in the FixedFloater.

BCE.PR.B is a RatchetRate preferred that is interconvertible with BCE.PR.A every five years.

Thanks to Assiduous Reader CanSiamCyp for bringing this to my attention!

Possible ALA.PR.U Redemption

Wednesday, August 3rd, 2022

AltaGas Ltd. has announced:

that it is considering an offering of hybrid subordinated debt securities under its short form base shelf prospectus dated February 22, 2021.

If a successful offering is priced and completed, the Company intends to use the net proceeds of the offering to redeem or repurchase its outstanding cumulative redeemable five-year rate reset preferred shares, series C (TSX: ALA.PR.U). There is no certainty that AltaGas will ultimately complete the offering being considered or as to the timing or terms on which such an offering might be completed.

ALA.PR.U was issued as a FixedReset, US-Pay, 4.40%+358, that commenced trading 2012-6-6 after being announced 2012-5-29. It reset to 5.29% in 2017.

As this is a USD-denominated issue it is not tracked by HIMIPref™ and there will be no recommendation regarding converting or holding.

So, even the junk credits are jumping on the bond market bandwagon! One might think that the preferred share market is undervalued or something!

Update, 2022-8-4: AltaGas Ltd. has announced:

that it has priced an offering of $250 million of 7.35% Fixed-to-Fixed Rate Subordinated Notes, Series 2 due August 17, 2082 (the “Offering”).

The Offering is expected to close on or about August 17, 2022. The Company intends to use the net proceeds of the offering to redeem or repurchase its outstanding cumulative redeemable five-year rate reset preferred shares, series C (TSX: ALA.PR.U).

The subordinated notes are being offered through a syndicate of underwriters, co-led by BMO Capital Markets, RBC Capital Markets and Scotiabank, under AltaGas’ short form base shelf prospectus dated February 22, 2021, as supplemented by a prospectus supplement dated August 4, 2022.

MFC.PR.I To Be Extended

Tuesday, August 2nd, 2022

Manulife Financial Corporation has announced:

that it does not intend to exercise its right to redeem all or any of its currently outstanding 10,000,000 Non-cumulative Rate Reset Class 1 Shares Series 9 (the “Series 9 Preferred Shares”) (TSX: MFC.PR.I) on September 19, 2022. As a result, subject to certain conditions described in the prospectus supplement dated May 16, 2012 relating to the issuance of the Series 9 Preferred Shares (the “Prospectus”), the holders of the Series 9 Preferred Shares have the right, at their option, to convert all or part of their Series 9 Preferred Shares on a one-for-one basis into Non-cumulative Floating Rate Class 1 Shares Series 10 of Manulife (the “Series 10 Preferred Shares”) on September 19, 2022. A formal notice of the right to convert Series 9 Preferred Shares into Series 10 Preferred Shares will be sent to the registered holders of the Series 9 Preferred Shares in accordance with the share conditions of the Series 9 Preferred Shares. Holders of Series 9 Preferred Shares are not required to elect to convert all or any part of their Series 9 Preferred Shares into Series 10 Preferred Shares. Holders who do not exercise their right to convert their Series 9 Preferred Shares into Series 10 Preferred Shares on such date will retain their Series 9 Preferred Shares, unless automatically converted in accordance with the conditions below.

The foregoing conversion right is subject to the conditions that: (i) if, after September 2, 2022, Manulife determines that there would be less than 1,000,000 Series 9 Preferred Shares outstanding on September 19, 2022, then all remaining Series 9 Preferred Shares will automatically be converted into an equal number of Series 10 Preferred Shares on September 19, 2022, and (ii) alternatively, if, after September 2, 2022, Manulife determines that there would be less than 1,000,000 Series 10 Preferred Shares outstanding on September 19, 2022, then no Series 9 Preferred Shares will be converted into Series 10 Preferred Shares. In either case, Manulife will give written notice to that effect to any registered holders of Series 9 Preferred Shares affected by the preceding minimums on or before September 12, 2022.

The dividend rate applicable to the Series 9 Preferred Shares for the 5-year period commencing on September 20, 2022, and ending on September 19, 2027, and the dividend rate applicable to the Series 10 Preferred Shares for the 3-month period commencing on September 20, 2022, and ending on December 19, 2022, will be determined and announced by way of a news release on August 22, 2022. Manulife will also give written notice of these dividend rates to the registered holders of Series 9 Preferred Shares.

Beneficial owners of Series 9 Preferred Shares who wish to exercise their right of conversion should instruct their broker or other nominee to exercise such right before 5:00 p.m. (Toronto time) on September 2, 2022. Conversion inquiries should be directed to Manulife’s Registrar and Transfer Agent, TSX Trust Company, at 1‑800-783-9495.

Subject to certain conditions described in the Prospectus, Manulife may redeem the Series 9 Preferred Shares, in whole or in part, on September 19, 2027, and on September 19 every five years thereafter and may redeem the Series 10 Preferred Shares, in whole or in part, after September 19, 2022.

The Toronto Stock Exchange (“TSX”) has conditionally approved the listing of the Series 10 Preferred Shares effective upon conversion. Listing of the Series 10 Preferred Shares is subject to Manulife fulfilling all the listing requirements of the TSX and, upon approval, the Series 10 Preferred Shares will be listed on the TSX under the trading symbol “MFC.PR.S”.

MFC.PR.I was issued as a FixedReset, 4.40%+286, that commenced trading 2012-5-24 after being announced 2012-5-16. After the 2017 announcement the issue would be extended, the rate was reset to 4.35100% and I recommended against conversion; there was no conversion. It is tracked by HIMIPref™ and is included in the FixedReset (Discount) subindex.

Thanks to Assiduous Reader CanSiamCyp for bringing this to my attention.

ENB.PF.U To Reset at 5.8579%

Tuesday, August 2nd, 2022

Enbridge Inc. has announced:

that it does not intend to exercise its right to redeem its currently outstanding Cumulative Redeemable Preference Shares, Series L (Series L Shares) (TSX: ENB.PF.U) on September 1, 2022. As a result, subject to certain conditions, the holders of the Series L Shares have the right to convert all or part of their Series L Shares on a one-for-one basis into Cumulative Redeemable Preference Shares, Series M of Enbridge (Series M Shares) on September 1, 2022. Holders who do not exercise their right to convert their Series L Shares into Series M Shares will retain their Series L Shares.

The foregoing conversion right is subject to the conditions that: (i) if Enbridge determines that there would be less than 1,000,000 Series L Shares outstanding after September 1, 2022, then all remaining Series L Shares will automatically be converted into Series M Shares on a one-for-one basis on September 1, 2022; and (ii) alternatively, if Enbridge determines that there would be less than 1,000,000 Series M Shares outstanding after September 1, 2022, no Series L Shares will be converted into Series M Shares. There are currently 16,000,000 Series L Shares outstanding.

With respect to any Series L Shares that remain outstanding after September 1, 2022, holders thereof will be entitled to receive quarterly fixed cumulative preferential cash dividends, as and when declared by the Board of Directors of Enbridge. The new annual dividend rate applicable to the Series L Shares for the five-year period commencing on September 1, 2022 to, but excluding, September 1, 2027 will be 5.85790 percent, being equal to the five-year United States Government treasury bond yield of 2.70790 percent determined as of today plus 3.15 percent in accordance with the terms of the Series L Shares.

With respect to any Series M Shares that may be issued on September 1, 2022, holders thereof will be entitled to receive quarterly floating rate cumulative preferential cash dividends, as and when declared by the Board of Directors of Enbridge. The dividend rate applicable to the Series M Shares for the three-month floating rate period commencing on September 1, 2022 to, but excluding, December 1, 2022 will be 1.41611 percent, based on the annual rate on three month United States Government treasury bills for the most recent treasury bills auction of 2.53 percent plus 3.15 percent in accordance with the terms of the Series M Shares (the Floating Quarterly Dividend Rate). The Floating Quarterly Dividend Rate will be reset every quarter.

Beneficial holders of Series L Shares who wish to exercise their right of conversion during the conversion period, which runs from August 2, 2022 until 5:00 p.m. (EST) on August 17, 2022, should communicate as soon as possible with their broker or other intermediary for more information. It is recommended that this be done well in advance of the deadline in order to provide the broker or other intermediary time to complete the necessary steps. Any notices received after this deadline will not be valid.

As ENB.PF.U is a US-Pay issue, it is not tracked by HIMIPref™.

Thanks to Assiduous Reader CanSiamCyp for bringing this to my attention!