CALGARY, ALBERTA–(Marketwired – Aug. 28, 2014) –
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AltaGas Ltd. (“AltaGas”) (TSX:ALA) announced today that it has closed its previously announced public offering of 9,027,500 common shares (the “Common Shares”) at a price of $51.00 per Common Share (the “Offering Price”) for total gross proceeds of approximately $460 million (the “Offering”).
The Offering is comprised of the previously announced offering of 7,850,000 Common Shares at the Offering Price for gross proceeds of approximately $400 million, together with the underwriters exercising the over-allotment option for the sale of an additional 1,177,500 Common Shares at the Offering Price for additional gross proceeds of approximately $60 million.
The Offering was first announced on August 19, 2014 when AltaGas entered into an agreement with a syndicate of underwriters co-led by TD Securities Inc., BMO Capital Markets and RBC Capital Markets.
The net proceeds resulting from the Offering will be used to partially fund AltaGas’ capital growth program, reduce bank indebtedness and for general corporate purposes.
The Common Shares will begin trading on the Toronto Stock Exchange today under the symbol ALA.
AltaGas is an energy infrastructure business with a focus on natural gas, power and regulated utilities. AltaGas creates value by acquiring, growing and optimizing its energy infrastructure, including a focus on clean energy sources. For more information visit: www.altagas.ca
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