CWB.PR.B Firm on Good Volume

Canadian Western Bank has announced:

that it has closed its domestic public offering of Basel III-compliant non-cumulative 5-year rate reset First Preferred Shares Series 5 (the “Series 5 Preferred Shares”). CWB issued 5 million Series 5 Preferred Shares at a price of $25 per share to raise gross proceeds of $125 million. The offering was underwritten by a syndicate led by National Bank Financial Inc.

The Series 5 Preferred Shares will commence trading on the Toronto Stock Exchange today under the ticker symbol CWB.PR.B. The Series 5 Preferred Shares were issued under a prospectus supplement dated February 3, 2014 to CWB’s short form base shelf prospectus dated January 30, 2014.

In conjunction with the closing of this offering, CWB has confirmed regulatory approval to redeem the currently outstanding non-cumulative 5-year rate reset First Preferred Shares Series 3 (TSX: CWB.PR.A), and intends to proceed with the full redemption of these shares on April 30, 2014 in accordance with the terms of such shares.

CWB.PR.B is a FixedReset, 4.40%+276, announced January 31. It will be tracked by HIMIPref™ but relegated to the Scraps index on credit concerns.

The issue traded 241,874 shares today in a range of 24.90-98 before closing at 24.97-98, 20×42. Vital statistics are:

Maturity Type : Limit Maturity
Maturity Date : 2044-02-10
Maturity Price : 23.14
Evaluated at bid price : 24.97
Bid-YTW : 4.28 %

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