CALGARY, ALBERTA–(Marketwired – June 9, 2015) – Husky Energy (TSX:HSE) has agreed to issue to a syndicate of underwriters led by RBC Capital Markets, BMO Capital Markets and Scotia Capital Inc. for distribution to the public 6,000,000 Cumulative Redeemable Preferred Shares, Series 7 (the “Series 7 Shares”).
The Series 7 Shares will be issued at a price of $25.00 per Series 7 Share, for aggregate gross proceeds of $150 million. Holders of the Series 7 Shares will be entitled to receive a cumulative quarterly fixed dividend yielding 4.60 percent annually for the initial period ending June 30, 2020. Thereafter, the dividend rate will be reset every five years at a rate equal to the five-year Government of Canada bond yield plus 3.52 percent.
Holders of Series 7 Shares will have the right, at their option, to convert their shares into Cumulative Redeemable Preferred Shares, Series 8 (the “Series 8 Shares”), subject to certain conditions, on June 30, 2020 and on June 30 every five years thereafter. Holders of the Series 8 Shares will be entitled to receive cumulative quarterly floating dividends at a rate equal to the 90-day Government of Canada Treasury Bill rate plus 3.52 percent.
Husky has granted the underwriters an option, exercisable in whole or in part prior to closing, to purchase up to an additional 2,000,000 Series 7 Shares at the same offering price. The Series 7 Shares will be offered by way of prospectus supplement to the short form base shelf prospectus of Husky Energy dated February 23, 2015.
The prospectus supplement will be filed with securities regulatory authorities in all provinces of Canada.
The net proceeds of the offering will be used for general corporate purposes which may include, among other things, the partial repayment of bank debt incurred by the Company to further advance its near-term heavy oil thermal projects.
The offering is expected to close on or about June 17, 2015 subject to customary closing conditions and receipt of required regulatory approvals.
Husky Energy is one of Canada’s largest integrated energy companies. It is headquartered in Calgary, Alberta, Canada and its shares are publicly traded on the Toronto Stock Exchange under the symbols HSE, HSE.PR.A, HSE.PR.C and HSE.PR.E. More information is available at www.huskyenergy.com.
Certain statements in this news release are forward-looking statements and information (collectively “forward-looking statements”), within the meaning of the applicable Canadian securities legislation, Section 21E of the United States Securities Exchange Act of 1934, as amended, and Section 27A of the United States Securities Act of 1933, as amended. The forward-looking statements contained in this news release are forward-looking and not historical facts.
Some of the forward-looking statements may be identified by statements that express, or involve discussions as to, expectations, beliefs, plans, objectives, assumptions or future events or performance (often, but not always, through the use of words or phrases such as “will likely result”, “are expected to”, “will continue”, “is anticipated”, “is targeting”, “estimated”, “intend”, “plan”, “projection”, “could”, “aim”, “vision”, “goals”, “objective”, “target”, “schedules” and “outlook”). In particular, forward-looking statements in this news release include, but are not limited to, references to: the proposed use of the net proceeds of the offering; and the expected closing date of the offering.
Although the Company believes that the expectations reflected by the forward-looking statements presented in this news release are reasonable, the Company’s forward-looking statements have been based on assumptions and factors concerning future events that may prove to be inaccurate. Those assumptions and factors are based on information currently available to the Company about itself and the businesses in which it operates. Information used in developing forward-looking statements has been acquired from various sources including third party consultants, suppliers, regulators and other sources.
Because actual results or outcomes could differ materially from those expressed in any forward-looking statements, investors should not place undue reliance on any such forward-looking statements. By their nature, forward-looking statements involve numerous assumptions, inherent risks and uncertainties, both general and specific, which contribute to the possibility that the predicted outcomes will not occur. Some of these risks, uncertainties and other factors are similar to those faced by other oil and gas companies and some are unique to Husky.
The Company’s Annual Information Form for the year ended December 31, 2014 and other news releases filed with securities regulatory authorities (accessible through the SEDAR website www.sedar.com and the EDGAR website www.sec.gov) describe risks, material assumptions and other factors that could influence actual results and are incorporated herein by reference.
Any forward-looking statement speaks only as of the date on which such statement is made, and, except as required by applicable securities laws, the Company undertakes no obligation to update any forward-looking statement to reflect events or circumstances after the date on which such statement is made or to reflect the occurrence of unanticipated events. New factors emerge from time to time, and it is not possible for management to predict all of such factors and to assess in advance the impact of each such factor on the Company’s business or the extent to which any factor, or combination of factors, may cause actual results to differ materially from those contained in any forward-looking statement. The impact of any one factor on a particular forward-looking statement is not determinable with certainty as such factors are dependent upon other factors, and the Company’s course of action would depend upon its assessment of the future considering all information then available.
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