CALGARY, ALBERTA–(Marketwired – Dec. 2, 2014) – TransCanada Corporation (TSX:TRP) (NYSE:TRP) (TransCanada) announced today that it has notified the registered shareholder of its Cumulative Redeemable First Preferred Shares, Series 1 (Series 1 Shares) of the Conversion Privilege and Dividend Rate Notice.
Beginning on December 1, 2014 and ending on December 16, 2014, holders of the Series 1 Shares will have the right to choose one of the following options with regard to their shares:
- To retain any or all of their Series 1 Shares and continue to receive a fixed quarterly dividend; or
- To convert, on a one-for-one basis, any or all of their Series 1 Shares into Cumulative Redeemable First Preferred Shares, Series 2 (Series 2 Shares) of TransCanada and receive a floating quarterly dividend.
Holders of the Series 1 Shares and the Series 2 Shares will have the opportunity to convert their shares again on December 31, 2019, and every five years thereafter as long as the shares remain outstanding.
Effective December 1, 2014, the Annual Fixed Dividend Rate for the Series 1 shares was set for the next five year period at 3.266 per cent.
Effective December 1, 2014, the Floating Quarterly Dividend for the Series 2 Shares was set for the first Quarterly Floating Rate Period (being the period from and including December 31, 2014, to but excluding March 31, 2015) at 2.815 per cent. The Floating Quarterly Dividend Rate will be reset every quarter.
The Series 1 Shares are issued in “book entry only” form and, as such, the sole registered holder of the Series 1 Shares is the Canadian Depositary for Securities Limited (CDS). All rights of beneficial holders of Series 1 Shares must be exercised through CDS or the CDS participant through which the Series 1 Shares are held. The deadline for the registered shareholder to provide notice of exercise of the right to convert Series 1 Shares into Series 2 Shares is 5 p.m. (ET) on December 16, 2014. Any notices received after this deadline will not be valid. As such, holders of Series 1 Shares who wish to exercise their right to convert their shares should contact their broker or other intermediary for more information and it is recommended that this be done well in advance of the deadline in order to provide the broker or other intermediary with time to complete the necessary steps.
For more information on the terms of, and risks associated with an investment in, the Series 1 Shares and the Series 2 Shares, please see the Corporation’s prospectus supplement dated September 22, 2009 which can be found under the Corporation’s profile on SEDAR at www.sedar.com.
With more than 60 years’ experience, TransCanada is a leader in the responsible development and reliable operation of North American energy infrastructure including natural gas and liquids pipelines, power generation and gas storage facilities. TransCanada operates a network of natural gas pipelines that extends more than 68,500 kilometres (42,500 miles), tapping into virtually all major gas supply basins in North America. TransCanada is one of the continent’s largest providers of gas storage and related services with more than 400 billion cubic feet of storage capacity. A growing independent power producer, TransCanada owns or has interests in over 11,900 megawatts of power generation in Canada and the United States. TransCanada is developing one of North America’s largest liquids delivery systems. TransCanada’s common shares trade on the Toronto and New York stock exchanges under the symbol TRP. Visit TransCanada.com and our blog to learn more, or connect with us on social media and 3BL Media.
FORWARD LOOKING INFORMATION
This publication contains certain information that is forward-looking and is subject to important risks and uncertainties (such statements are usually accompanied by words such as “anticipate”, “expect”, “believe”, “may”, “will”, “should”, “estimate”, “intend” or other similar words). Forward-looking statements in this document are intended to provide TransCanada security holders and potential investors with information regarding TransCanada and its subsidiaries, including management’s assessment of TransCanada’s and its subsidiaries’ future plans and financial outlook. All forward-looking statements reflect TransCanada’s beliefs and assumptions based on information available at the time the statements were made and as such are not guarantees of future performance. Readers are cautioned not to place undue reliance on this forward-looking information, which is given as of the date it is expressed in this news release, and not to use future-oriented information or financial outlooks for anything other than their intended purpose. TransCanada undertakes no obligation to update or revise any forward-looking information except as required by law. For additional information on the assumptions made, and the risks and uncertainties which could cause actual results to differ from the anticipated results, refer to the Quarterly Report to Shareholders dated November 3, 2014 and 2013 Annual Report filed under TransCanada’s profile on SEDAR at www.sedar.com and with the U.S. Securities and Exchange Commission at www.sec.gov.
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