Possible ALA.PR.U Redemption

AltaGas Ltd. has announced:

that it is considering an offering of hybrid subordinated debt securities under its short form base shelf prospectus dated February 22, 2021.

If a successful offering is priced and completed, the Company intends to use the net proceeds of the offering to redeem or repurchase its outstanding cumulative redeemable five-year rate reset preferred shares, series C (TSX: ALA.PR.U). There is no certainty that AltaGas will ultimately complete the offering being considered or as to the timing or terms on which such an offering might be completed.

ALA.PR.U was issued as a FixedReset, US-Pay, 4.40%+358, that commenced trading 2012-6-6 after being announced 2012-5-29. It reset to 5.29% in 2017.

As this is a USD-denominated issue it is not tracked by HIMIPref™ and there will be no recommendation regarding converting or holding.

So, even the junk credits are jumping on the bond market bandwagon! One might think that the preferred share market is undervalued or something!

Update, 2022-8-4: AltaGas Ltd. has announced:

that it has priced an offering of $250 million of 7.35% Fixed-to-Fixed Rate Subordinated Notes, Series 2 due August 17, 2082 (the “Offering”).

The Offering is expected to close on or about August 17, 2022. The Company intends to use the net proceeds of the offering to redeem or repurchase its outstanding cumulative redeemable five-year rate reset preferred shares, series C (TSX: ALA.PR.U).

The subordinated notes are being offered through a syndicate of underwriters, co-led by BMO Capital Markets, RBC Capital Markets and Scotiabank, under AltaGas’ short form base shelf prospectus dated February 22, 2021, as supplemented by a prospectus supplement dated August 4, 2022.

2 Responses to “Possible ALA.PR.U Redemption”

  1. CanSiamCyp says:

    James:

    Now a done deal apparently!

    CALGARY, AB , Aug. 4, 2022 /CNW/ – AltaGas Ltd. (“AltaGas” or the “Company”) (TSX: ALA) today announced that it has priced an offering of $250 million of 7.35% Fixed-to-Fixed Rate Subordinated Notes, Series 2 due August 17, 2082 (the ” Offering “).

    The Offering is expected to close on or about August 17, 2022 . The Company intends to use the net proceeds of the offering to redeem or repurchase its outstanding cumulative redeemable five-year rate reset preferred shares, series C (TSX: ALA.PR.U).

    https://money.tmx.com/en/quote/ALA/news/6300102702934913/ALTAGAS_ANNOUNCES_250_MILLION_HYBRID_NOTE_OFFERING

    Cheers!

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