DGS.PR.A Gets Bigger

Brompton Group has announced:

) Dividend Growth Split Corp. is pleased to announce that it has completed a treasury offering of 3,130,000 class A shares and 3,130,000 preferred shares for aggregate gross proceeds of approximately $60 million. Shares will continue to trade on the Toronto Stock Exchange under the existing symbols DGS (class A shares) and DGS.PR.A (preferred shares).

Dividend Growth Split Corp. invests in a portfolio of common shares of high quality, large capitalization companies, which have among the highest dividend growth rates of those companies included in the S&P/TSX Composite Index. Currently, the portfolio consists of common shares of the following 20 companies:

Great-West Lifeco Inc. The Bank of Nova Scotia AGF Management Limited Shaw Communications Inc.
Industrial Alliance Insurance
and Financial Services Inc.
Canadian Imperial Bank of
IGM Financial Inc. TELUS Corporation
Manulife Financial Corporation National Bank of Canada Power Corporation of Canada Canadian Utilities Limited
Sun Life Financial Inc. Royal Bank of Canada Manitoba Telecom Services Enbridge Inc.
Bank of Montreal The Toronto-Dominion Bank Rogers Communications Inc. TransCanada Corporation

The class A shares were offered at a price of $9.10 and the preferred shares were offered at a price of $10.07. The final class A and preferred share offering prices were determined so as to be non-dilutive to the most recent calculated net asset value per unit of the Company prior to the filing of the prospectus.

The investment objectives for the class A shares are to provide holders with regular monthly cash distributions targeted to be $0.10 per class A share, and to provide the opportunity for growth in net asset value.

The investment objectives for the preferred shares are to provide holders with fixed cumulative preferential quarterly cash distributions currently in the amount of $0.13125 per preferred share, representing a yield on the offer price of 5.2% per annum, and to return the original issue price to holders of preferred shares on the maturity date.

On October 1, 2013, the Company announced an extension of the maturity date of the class A and preferred shares of the Company for an additional 5 year term to November 28, 2019, subject to extension for successive terms of up to 5 years. The preferred share dividend rate for the extended term will be announced at least 60 days prior to the original November 30, 2014 maturity date. The new dividend rate will be determined based on then-current market yields for preferred shares with similar terms.

The syndicate of agents for the offering was led by RBC Capital Markets and CIBC and includes Scotiabank, TD Securities Inc., BMO Capital Markets, National Bank Financial Inc., GMP Securities L.P., Raymond James Ltd., Canaccord Genuity Corp., Desjardins Securities Inc., Dundee Securities Ltd., Mackie Research Capital Corporation, and Macquarie Private Wealth Inc.

The company’s intent to proceed with the Treasury Offering was previously reported on PrefBlog.

DGS.PR.A is tracked by HIMIPref™ but is relegated to the Scraps index on credit concerns.

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