LBS.PR.A To Extend Term

Brompton Group has announced (on 2023-4-4):

Life & Banc Split Corp. (the “Company”) is pleased to announce that the board of directors has approved an extension of the maturity date of the Class A and Preferred shares of the Company for an additional 5-year term to October 30, 2028. The Preferred share dividend rate for the extended term will be announced at least 60 days prior to the original October 30, 2023 maturity date and will be based on market yields for preferred shares with similar terms at that time. The 5-year term extension allows Class A shareholders to continue to invest in the Canadian financials sector with an attractive distribution rate of 13.7% based on the April 3, 2023 closing price and the opportunity for capital appreciation. As well, the extension of the term of the Company is not a taxable event and enables shareholders to defer potential capital gains tax liability that would have otherwise been realized on the redemption of the Class A shares or Preferred shares at the end of the term, until such time as such shares are disposed of by shareholders.

Since inception on October 17, 2006 to February 28, 2022, the Class A shares have delivered a 10.5% per annum total return, outperforming the S&P/TSX Capped Financials Index by 2.3% per annum and the S&P/TSX Composite Index by 4.2% per annum.(1) Since inception to February 28, 2023, Class A shareholders have received cash distributions of $17.85 per share. Class A shareholders also have the option to reinvest their cash distributions in a dividend reinvestment plan which is commission free to participants.

The term extension offers Preferred shareholders the opportunity to enjoy preferential cash dividends until October 30, 2028. Since inception, the Preferred shares have delivered a 5.2% per annum total return, outperforming the S&P/TSX Preferred Share Index by 3.3% per annum with lower volatility.(1) The Company invests, on an approximately equal weighted basisin a portfolio consisting of common shares of the six largest Canadian banks (currently, Bank of Montreal, Canadian Imperial Bank of Commerce, National Bank of Canada, Royal Bank of Canada, The Bank of Nova Scotia and The Toronto-Dominion Bank) and the four major publicly traded Canadian life insurance companies (currently, iA Financial Corporation Inc., Sun Life Financial Inc., Manulife Financial Corp. and Great-West Lifeco Inc.).

7 Responses to “LBS.PR.A To Extend Term”

  1. niagara says:

    Brompton has announce the new dividend for LBS.PR.A: 7.25% beginning on Oct 31/23

  2. […] Thanks to Assiduous Reader niagara for bringing this to my attention. […]

  3. gsp says:

    Did anyone else here retract their LBS.PR.A shares? Retraction date was Oct 30 but a week later I still haven’t received my funds. Now being told by IB that payment will only occur on Nov 14. Is this consistent with your experiences at other brokers?


  4. fireseeker says:

    GSP, this is pulled from the prospectus description of the non-concurrent retraction right:

    “Preferred Shareholders will receive payment for Preferred Shares so retracted no later than the tenth
    business day of the month following the month in which the date of the non-concurrent retraction occurs.”

  5. gsp says:

    Thanks fireseeker. What’s the date on the document you’re referring to? Can’t find that exact quote in the initial prospectus from Sep 28, 2006 or the short form one from Dec 15, 2021.

    In any event in the latter document I do see “The holders of Preferred Shares will receive payment for Preferred Shares so retracted no later than the tenth Business Day of the following month.” in the Non-Concurrent Retraction Right section. Thank you.

  6. fireseeker says:

    GSP, the citation came from the last Annual Information From, from March 23, 2023.
    You’re welcome!

  7. earlyriser says:

    I complained to Investor Relations but got nowhere. Other retractions have taken no more than 4 or 5 days.

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