DFN.PR.A To Reset To 5.50% On Extension

Quadravest has announced:

Dividend 15 Split Corp. (the “Company”) previously announced on February 21, 2019 it will extend the termination date of the Company a further five year period from December 1, 2019 to December 1, 2024.

In connection with the extension, the Company will amend the dividend entitlement of the DFN.PR.A Preferred Shares (“Preferred Shares”) for the five year renewal period effective December 1, 2019, to pay a fixed cumulative preferential monthly dividend at an annual rate equivalent to 5.5% based on the $10 repayment value. The Preferred Share distribution rate is based on current market rates for preferred shares with similar terms. Preferred shareholders have received a total of $8.11 per share in distributions since inception. The dividend policy for the DFN Class A Shares (“Class A Shares”) will remain unchanged.

In relation to the term extension and the Preferred Share rate increase, the Company has an additional retraction right for those shareholders not wishing to continue holding their investment, allowing existing shareholders to tender one or both classes of Shares and receive a retraction price based on the November 29, 2019 net asset value per unit.

Alternatively, shareholders may sell their shares for the market price at any time, potentially at a higher price than would be achieved through retraction, or shareholders may take no action and continue to hold their shares.

The Company invests in a high quality portfolio of leading Canadian dividend-yielding stocks as follows: Bank of Montreal, Bank of Nova Scotia, Canadian Imperial Bank of Commerce, Royal Bank of Canada, TorontoDominion Bank, National Bank of Canada, CI Financial Corp., BCE Inc., Manulife Financial, Enbridge, Sun Life Financial, TELUS Corporation, Thomson Reuters Corporation, TransAlta Corporation, TC Energy Corporation.

DFN.PR.A was first traded 2004-3-16 as a 5.25% Split Share scheduled to mature 2009-12-1. A Special Resolution was proposed in April 2007 to extend term to 2014-12-1 with an unchanged dividend. The proposal was approved and shareholders had a wild ride during the Credit Crunch. There was another term extension approved in June 2013 with the dividend remaining unchanged. The fund then swallowed up CGQ & CGQ.E as well as STQ / STQ.E. The extension to 2024 was announced in February, 2019.

The NAVPU of the Whole Units of the fund is 17.79 as of 2019-09-13. Frequent treasury offerings of Whole Units have increased the size of the company to $864-million as of 2019-8-30.

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