BRF.PR.C : No Conversion to FloatingReset

Brookfield Renewable Partners L.P. has announced:

that after having taken into account all election notices received by the July 16, 2019 deadline for conversion of Brookfield Renewable Power Preferred Equity Inc.’s (“BRP Equity”) currently outstanding Class A Preference Shares, Series 3 (the “Series 3 Shares”) (TSX: BRF.PR.C) into Class A Preference Shares, Series 4 (the “Series 4 Shares”), no Series 3 Shares will be converted into Series 4 Shares. As of the July 31, 2019 conversion date, there would have been fewer than the minimum 1,000,000 Series 4 Shares outstanding required to give effect to the conversion.

As announced by Brookfield Renewable on July 2, 2019, after July 31, 2019, holders of the Series 3 Shares will be entitled to receive fixed quarterly dividends, as and when declared by the board of directors of BRP Equity. The dividend rate for the five-year period commencing on August 1, 2019 and ending July 31, 2024 will be 4.351% per annum ($0.2719375 per share per quarter).

BRF.PR.C is a FixedReset, 4.40%+294, that commenced trading 2010-10-11 after being announced 2010-10-1. The issue will reset at 4.351% effective August 1, 2019. I recommended against conversion. The issue has been tracked by HIMIPref™, but assigned to the Scraps – FixedReset (Discount) subindex on credit concerns.

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