CALGARY, ALBERTA–(Marketwired – April 1, 2015) – Veresen Inc. (“Veresen“) (TSX:VSN) is pleased to announce that it has closed its previously announced bought deal offering of 8,000,000 Cumulative Redeemable Preferred Shares, Series E (the “Series E Preferred Shares“) at a price of $25.00 per share representing aggregate gross proceeds of $200,000,000 (the “Offering“). The Offering was made through a syndicate of underwriters co-led by Scotiabank, TD Securities Inc. and RBC Capital Markets.
The net proceeds from the Offering will be used to repay amounts outstanding under the credit facility that Veresen entered into for purposes of financing its acquisition of a 50% convertible preferred interest in Ruby Pipeline Holding Company, L.L.C., the entity which indirectly owns the Ruby pipeline system.
The Series E Preferred Shares will begin trading on the Toronto Stock Exchange today under the symbol “VSN.PR.E”.
About Veresen Inc.
Veresen is a publicly-traded dividend paying corporation based in Calgary, Alberta that owns and operates energy infrastructure assets across North America. Veresen is engaged in three principal businesses: a pipeline transportation business comprised of interests in the Alliance Pipeline, the Ruby Pipeline and the Alberta Ethane Gathering System; a midstream business which includes a partnership interest in Veresen Midstream Limited Partnership which owns assets in western Canada and an ownership interest in Aux Sable, a world-class natural gas liquids (NGL) extraction facility near Chicago and other natural gas and NGL processing energy infrastructure; and a power business comprised of a portfolio of assets in Canada. Veresen is also developing Jordan Cove LNG, a six million tonne per annum natural gas liquefaction facility proposed to be constructed in Coos Bay, Oregon, and the Pacific Connector Gas Pipeline. In the normal course of business, Veresen regularly evaluates and pursues acquisition and development opportunities.
Veresen’s Common Shares, Cumulative Redeemable Preferred Shares, Series A and Cumulative Redeemable Preferred Shares, Series C trade on the Toronto Stock Exchange under the symbols “VSN”, “VSN.PR.A” and “VSN.PR.C”, respectively. For further information, please visit www.vereseninc.com.
Certain information contained herein relating to, but not limited to, Veresen and its businesses, the offering of the Series E Preferred Shares and the potential issuance of the Series F Preferred Shares, constitutes forward-looking information under applicable securities laws. All statements, other than statements of historical fact, which address activities, events or developments that Veresen expects or anticipates may or will occur in the future, are forward-looking information. Forward-looking information typically contains statements with words such as “will”, “may”, “estimate”, “anticipate”, “believe”, “expect”, “potential”, “plan”, “intend”, “target”, “project”, “forecast” or similar words suggesting future outcomes or outlook. Forward-looking statements in this news release include, but are not limited to, the use of the proceeds of the offering of the Series E Preferred Shares. The forward-looking information included herein involves significant risks, uncertainties and other factors. Additional information on risks, uncertainties and factors that could affect the foregoing forward-looking information and/or Veresen’s operations or financial results is included in its filings with the securities commission or similar authority in each of the provinces of Canada, as may be updated from time to time and also in the prospectus supplement relating to the offering of the Series E Preferred Shares. Readers are also cautioned that such additional information is not exhaustive. The impact of any one risk, uncertainty or factor on a particular forward-looking statement is not determinable with certainty as these factors are independent and management’s future course of action would depend on its assessment of all information at that time. Although Veresen believes that the expectations conveyed by the forward-looking information are reasonable based on information available on the date of preparation, no assurances can be given as to future results, levels of activity and achievements. Undue reliance should not be placed on the information contained herein, as actual results achieved will vary from the information provided herein and the variations may be material. Veresen makes no representation that actual results achieved will be the same in whole or in part as those set out in the forward-looking information. Furthermore, the forward-looking statements contained herein are made as of the date hereof, and Veresen does not undertake any obligation to update publicly or to revise any forward-looking information, whether as a result of new information, future events or otherwise, except as required by applicable laws. Any forward-looking information contained herein is expressly qualified by this cautionary statement.
Director, Investor Relations