CALGARY, ALBERTA–(Marketwired – July 12, 2017) – Enbridge Inc. (TSX:ENB)(NYSE:ENB) (Enbridge or the Company) announced today the early tender results of the previously announced cash tender offer (the Maximum Tender Offer) by its wholly-owned subsidiary, Spectra Energy Capital, LLC (Spectra Capital) to purchase up to an aggregate principal amount of US$600,000,000 (the Aggregate Maximum Repurchase Amount) of the following series of notes issued by Spectra Capital (the Notes):
- 7.50% senior unsecured notes due 2038;
- 6.75% senior unsecured notes due 2032;
- 6.75% senior unsecured notes due 2018;
- 6.20% senior unsecured notes due 2018;
- 5.65% senior unsecured notes due 2020; and
- 3.30% senior unsecured notes due 2023.
The Company also announced that it has increased the Aggregate Maximum Repurchase Amount to US$760,927,000 in connection with the Maximum Tender Offer.
The Maximum Tender Offer was made pursuant to the terms and conditions set forth in the offer to purchase dated June 27, 2017 (the Offer to Purchase).
As of 5:00 p.m. New York City time on July 11, 2017 (the Early Tender Date), as reported by D.F. King & Co., Inc., the tender and information agent for the Maximum Tender Offer, the principal amounts of the Notes listed in the table below had been validly tendered and not validly withdrawn.
|7.50% senior unsecured notes due 2038 (84755TAC1)||US$250,000,000||1||US$137,491,000||US$137,491,000|
|6.75% senior unsecured notes due 2032 (26439RAK2)||US$240,000,000||2||US$73,015,000||US$73,015,000|
|6.75% senior unsecured notes due 2018 (26439RAC0)||US$150,000,000||3||US$32,323,000||US$32,323,000|
|6.20% senior unsecured notes due 2018 (84755TAA5)||US$500,000,000||4||US$228,482,000||US$228,482,000|
|5.65% senior unsecured notes due 2020 (84755TAD9)||US$650,000,000||5||US$137,385,000||US$137,385,000|
|3.30% senior unsecured notes due 2023 (84755TAE7)||US$650,000,000||6||US$152,231,000||US$152,231,000|
The applicable total consideration for the Notes validly tendered and not validly withdrawn at or prior to the Early Tender Date and accepted for purchase pursuant to the Maximum Tender Offer will be determined in the manner described in the Offer to Purchase at 11:00 a.m. New York City time on July 12, 2017. Holders of such Notes will be eligible to receive the total consideration for any such Notes, including the applicable early tender payment specified in the Offer to Purchase, plus accrued and unpaid interest up to, but not including, July 13, 2017, the expected settlement date of the Notes tendered at or prior to the Early Tender Date.
The Maximum Tender Offer will expire at 12:00 a.m., midnight, New York City time on July 25, 2017 (one minute after 11:59 p.m. New York City time on July 25, 2017), unless extended or earlier terminated. Because the Maximum Tender Offer has been fully subscribed as of the Early Tender Date, holders who tender Notes after the Early Tender Date are not expected to have any of their Notes accepted for purchase. Any Notes tendered after the Early Tender Date are expected to be returned to the holders thereof as described in the Offer to Purchase.
The withdrawal deadline for the Maximum Tender Offer was 5:00 p.m. New York City time on July 11, 2017 (the Withdrawal Deadline) and has not been extended. Accordingly, previously tendered Notes and Notes tendered after the Withdrawal Deadline may not be withdrawn, subject to applicable law.
Spectra Capital plans to fund the Maximum Tender Offer with part of the proceeds from the issuance of Enbridge’s 2.90% Senior Notes due 2022 and Enbridge’s 3.70% Senior Notes due 2027, which was completed on July 7, 2017.
J.P. Morgan Securities LLC and Citigroup Global Markets Inc. are acting as dealer managers for the Offers. D.F. King & Co., Inc. is acting as the tender and information agent for the Offers.
Questions regarding the Offers may be directed to: J.P. Morgan Securities LLC at (866) 834-4666 (toll free) or (212) 834-3424 or Citigroup Global Markets Inc. at (800) 558-3745 (toll free) or (212) 723-6106. The Offer to Purchase may be accessed at the following link: http://www.dfking.com/spectra or obtained from D.F. King & Co., Inc., free of charge, by calling toll free at (877) 783-5524 (bankers and brokers can call collect at (212) 269-5550).
The obligation of Spectra Capital to accept any Notes tendered and to pay the consideration for Notes is subject to satisfaction or waiver of certain conditions and other terms set forth solely in the Offer to Purchase.
This news release shall not be construed as an offer to purchase or sell or a solicitation of an offer to purchase or sell any of the Notes or any other securities. Spectra Capital, subject to applicable law, may amend, extend or terminate the Maximum Tender Offer and may postpone the acceptance for purchase of, and payment for, the Notes so tendered. The Maximum Tender Offer is not being made in any jurisdiction in which the making or acceptance thereof would not be in compliance with the securities, blue sky or other laws of such jurisdiction. None of Spectra Capital, Enbridge, the dealer managers or the tender and information agent makes any recommendations as to whether holders of the Notes should tender their Notes pursuant to the Maximum Tender Offer.
Forward-looking information, or forward-looking statements, has been included in this news release to provide information about the Company and its subsidiaries (including Spectra Capital). Forward-looking statements are typically identified by words such as “anticipate”, “expect”, “project”, “estimate”, “forecast”, “plan”, “intend”, “target”, “believe”, “likely” and similar words suggesting future outcomes or statements regarding an outlook. Forward-looking information or statements included in this news release include, but are not limited to, the expiration date and settlement date of Maximum Tender Offer, the treatment of any Notes tendered after the Early Tender Date; and the funding of the Maximum Tender Offer.
Although the Company believes that these statements are based on information and assumptions which are current, reasonable and complete, these statements are necessarily subject to a variety of assumptions, risks and uncertainties pertaining, but not limited to, the completion of the Maximum Tender Offer; financial strength and flexibility; debt and equity market conditions; economic and competitive conditions; and exchange, inflation and interest rates. A further discussion of the risks and uncertainties facing the Company can be found in the Company’s filings with Canadian and United States securities regulators. While the Company makes these forward-looking statements in good faith, should one or more of these risks or uncertainties materialize, or should underlying assumptions prove incorrect, actual results may vary significantly from those expected. Except as may be required by applicable securities laws, the Company assumes no obligation to publicly update or revise any forward-looking statements made herein or otherwise, whether as a result of new information, future events or otherwise.
About Enbridge Inc.
Enbridge Inc. is North America’s premier energy infrastructure company with strategic business platforms that include an extensive network of crude oil, liquids and natural gas pipelines, regulated natural gas distribution utilities and renewable power generation. The Company safely delivers an average of 2.8 million barrels of crude oil each day through its Mainline and Express Pipeline, and accounts for nearly 64% of U.S.-bound Canadian crude oil production, and moves approximately 20% of all natural gas consumed in the U.S. serving key supply basins and demand markets. The Company’s regulated utilities serve approximately 3.5 million retail customers in Ontario, Quebec, New Brunswick and New York State. Enbridge also has a growing involvement in electricity infrastructure with interests in more than 2,500 MW of net renewable generating capacity, and an expanding offshore wind portfolio in Europe. The Company has ranked on the Global 100 Most Sustainable Corporations index for the past eight years; its common shares trade on the Toronto and New York stock exchanges under the symbol ENB.
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