OSP.PR.A Expected To Commence Trading February 24

Brompton Group has announced:

Brompton Oil Split Corp. (the “Company”) has determined the exchange ratios for the exchange option (the “Exchange Option”) with respect to its initial public offering. Under the Exchange Option, prospective purchasers could purchase Class A shares of the Company or Units (consisting of one Class A and one Preferred share) by an exchange of freely tradable equity securities (“Exchange Securities”) of the issuers listed below (the “Exchange Eligible Issuers”). The Exchange Option expired at 5:00 pm on January 23, 2015.

The following table indicates the adjusted volume weighted average trading price and exchange ratio for the Exchange Securities of each Exchange Eligible Issuer as calculated in the manner described in the Company’s prospectus dated January 29, 2015. The adjusted volume weighted average trading price and exchange ratios are rounded to four decimal places. Fractional Class A shares/Units will not be issued.

The Toronto Stock Exchange has conditionally approved the listing of the Class A and Preferred shares, subject to the Company fulfilling all customary requirements. Trading under the symbols OSP and OSP.PR.A is expected to commence on the closing date, February 24, 2015.

The Company will invest in a portfolio (the “Portfolio”) of equity securities of at least 15 large capitalization North American oil and gas issuers selected by Brompton Funds Limited (the “Manager”) from the S&P 500 Index and the S&P/TSX Composite Index, giving consideration to, among other metrics, attractive valuation, growth prospects, profitability, liquidity, sustainability of dividends and a strong balance sheet. The Portfolio will be focused primarily on oil and gas issuers that have significant exposure to oil.

The investment objectives for the Class A shares are to provide holders with regular monthly non-cumulative cash distributions targeted to be 8.0% per annum on the $15.00 issue price, and 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 in the amount of 5.0% per annum on the $10.00 issue price, and to return the original issue price on the maturity date, March 31, 2020.

The Manager will also be the portfolio manager of the Company. The Manager currently manages 4 split-share funds with assets under management over $900 million. The portfolio management team will be led by Laura Lau, an award winning portfolio manager with over 20 years of experience in financial services, who has a proven track record in managing flow-through funds and resource assets. The team also includes Michael Clare, an experienced energy and flow-through portfolio manager who specializes in the analysis of crude oil and natural gas markets.

The syndicate of agents for the offering is being led by Scotiabank, CIBC and RBC Capital Markets and includes 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., Industrial Alliance Securities Inc. and Mackie Research Capital Corporation.

This new issue was reported on PrefBlog in early January … but now we have a ticker symbol!

One Response to “OSP.PR.A Expected To Commence Trading February 24”

  1. […] is the preferred part of a Split Share Corporation that commenced trading 2015-2-24 after being announced 2015-2-9. It ran into problems in 2019 but announced an extension anyway. Problems worsened by late 2019 and […]

Leave a Reply

You must be logged in to post a comment.