ENB.PF.U To Reset at 5.8579%

Enbridge Inc. has announced:

that it does not intend to exercise its right to redeem its currently outstanding Cumulative Redeemable Preference Shares, Series L (Series L Shares) (TSX: ENB.PF.U) on September 1, 2022. As a result, subject to certain conditions, the holders of the Series L Shares have the right to convert all or part of their Series L Shares on a one-for-one basis into Cumulative Redeemable Preference Shares, Series M of Enbridge (Series M Shares) on September 1, 2022. Holders who do not exercise their right to convert their Series L Shares into Series M Shares will retain their Series L Shares.

The foregoing conversion right is subject to the conditions that: (i) if Enbridge determines that there would be less than 1,000,000 Series L Shares outstanding after September 1, 2022, then all remaining Series L Shares will automatically be converted into Series M Shares on a one-for-one basis on September 1, 2022; and (ii) alternatively, if Enbridge determines that there would be less than 1,000,000 Series M Shares outstanding after September 1, 2022, no Series L Shares will be converted into Series M Shares. There are currently 16,000,000 Series L Shares outstanding.

With respect to any Series L Shares that remain outstanding after September 1, 2022, holders thereof will be entitled to receive quarterly fixed cumulative preferential cash dividends, as and when declared by the Board of Directors of Enbridge. The new annual dividend rate applicable to the Series L Shares for the five-year period commencing on September 1, 2022 to, but excluding, September 1, 2027 will be 5.85790 percent, being equal to the five-year United States Government treasury bond yield of 2.70790 percent determined as of today plus 3.15 percent in accordance with the terms of the Series L Shares.

With respect to any Series M Shares that may be issued on September 1, 2022, holders thereof will be entitled to receive quarterly floating rate cumulative preferential cash dividends, as and when declared by the Board of Directors of Enbridge. The dividend rate applicable to the Series M Shares for the three-month floating rate period commencing on September 1, 2022 to, but excluding, December 1, 2022 will be 1.41611 percent, based on the annual rate on three month United States Government treasury bills for the most recent treasury bills auction of 2.53 percent plus 3.15 percent in accordance with the terms of the Series M Shares (the Floating Quarterly Dividend Rate). The Floating Quarterly Dividend Rate will be reset every quarter.

Beneficial holders of Series L Shares who wish to exercise their right of conversion during the conversion period, which runs from August 2, 2022 until 5:00 p.m. (EST) on August 17, 2022, should communicate as soon as possible with their broker or other intermediary for more information. It is recommended that this be done well in advance of the deadline in order to provide the broker or other intermediary time to complete the necessary steps. Any notices received after this deadline will not be valid.

As ENB.PF.U is a US-Pay issue, it is not tracked by HIMIPref™.

Thanks to Assiduous Reader CanSiamCyp for bringing this to my attention!

2 Responses to “ENB.PF.U To Reset at 5.8579%”

  1. JoeBackyard says:

    This extension is still a surprise given the enb.pr.u was redeemed in early May when the reset rate was only 15 bp higher than the 5.8579%.

  2. newbiepref says:

    It is somewhat of a surprise to me too. Maybe it has something to do with the capital requirements of this new venture https://www.enbridge.com/media-center/news/details?id=123730&lang=en.
    As the shares trade at around 23.3 ex dividend, it also signals a pretty large gap on the spreads versus the spreads at issue. Is this wider spread warranted by a decrease in credit quality? I don’t think so, I think it is circumstancial given the drop in 5 year treasuries last week. Hence Enbridge assessment to keep this issue at that rate. Enb.pr.v is due in June 2023, with a similar spread at issue, will see what happens to this one.
    In the mean time, the question is conversion to floaters or not?

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