CALGARY, ALBERTA–(Marketwired – May 26, 2016) – AltaGas Ltd. (“AltaGas”) (TSX:ALA) announced today that it has entered into an agreement with a syndicate of underwriters co-led by TD Securities Inc., RBC Capital Markets and BMO Capital Markets to issue 13,350,000 common shares (the “Common Shares”), on a bought deal basis, at an issue price of $30.00 per Common Share (the “Offering Price”), for total gross proceeds of approximately $400 million (the “Offering”). 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.
AltaGas has granted the underwriters an over-allotment option to purchase, in whole or part, up to an additional 1,335,000 Common Shares at the Offering Price to cover over-allotments, if any, for a period of 30 days following the closing of the Offering. If the over-allotment option is exercised in full, gross proceeds from the Offering will be approximately $440 million.
The Common Shares will be offered in all provinces of Canada by way of a supplement under AltaGas’ base shelf prospectus dated August 10, 2015. The Offering is subject to the receipt of all necessary regulatory and stock exchange approvals. Closing of the Offering is anticipated to occur on or about June 6, 2016.
Update on AltaGas’ Energy Export and Northeast BC Strategy
In connection with AltaGas’ capital growth opportunities, AltaGas continues to make significant progress on its energy export and northeast British Columbia gas strategy. As previously announced, AltaGas has begun the formal environmental review process for the proposed Ridley Island Propane Export Terminal, filed an application with the National Energy Board for a 25 year propane export license and entered into a memorandum of understanding with Astomos Energy Corporation for the sale and purchase of liquefied petroleum gas from such terminal. AltaGas is also progressing with developing a liquids separation and handling facility, the North Pine Project, to be located 45 km northwest of Fort St. John, British Columbia. The North Pine Project will be connected to AltaGas’ existing infrastructure in the region, including the proposed Ridley Island Propane Export Terminal, and will serve producers in the Montney region. AltaGas expects to reach final investment decisions in 2016 for both the North Pine Project and the Ridley Island Propane Export Terminal.
This news release does not constitute an offer to sell securities, nor is it a solicitation of an offer to buy securities, in any jurisdiction. All sales will be made through registered securities dealers in jurisdictions where the Offering has been qualified for distribution. The Common Shares offered are not, and will not be, registered under the securities laws of the United States of America, nor any State thereof, and may not be sold in the United States of America absent registration in the United States or the availability of an exemption from such registration.
All references to dollar amounts contained herein are to Canadian dollars unless otherwise indicated.
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