DGS.PR.A To Get Bigger

Brompton Group has announced:

Dividend Growth Split Corp. (the “Company”) is pleased to announce it has filed a preliminary short form prospectus with respect to a treasury offering of class A and preferred shares. The offering has been priced at $9.00 per class A share and $10.00 per preferred share. The offering prices were determined so as to be non-dilutive to the net asset value per unit of the Company on May 22, 2015, as adjusted for dividends and certain expenses accrued prior to or upon settlement of the offering.

The Company 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. Upon closing of the offering, the portfolio will consist of common shares of the following 20 companies:

Great-West Lifeco Inc. The Bank of Nova Scotia CI Financial Corp. Shaw Communications Inc.
Industrial Alliance Insurance and Financial Services Inc. Canadian Imperial Bank of Commerce 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 BCE Inc. Enbridge Inc.
Bank of Montreal The Toronto-Dominion Bank Rogers Communications Inc. TransCanada Corporation

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 per class A share.

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 original issue price of 5.25% per annum and to return the original issue price to holders of preferred shares on the maturity date of the Company, November 28, 2019.

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

I see the NAVPU as of May 21 is 18.19, while the units are being sold for 19.00 … nice work!

DGS.PR.A was last mentioned on PrefBlog when it got bigger last November. DGS.PR.A is tracked by HIMIPref™ but is relegated to the Scraps index on credit concerns.

Update, 2015-6-5: Offering completed:

Dividend Growth Split Corp. (the “Company”) is pleased to announce that it has completed a treasury offering of 2,200,000 class A shares and 2,200,000 preferred shares for aggregate gross proceeds of $41.8 million. The class A shares and preferred shares will continue to trade on the Toronto Stock Exchange under the existing symbols DGS (class A shares) and DGS.PR.A (preferred shares).

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