CALGARY, ALBERTA–(Marketwired – Nov. 15, 2016) – Enbridge Inc. (TSX:ENB)(NYSE:ENB) (“Enbridge” or the “Company”) today announced that it has entered into an agreement with a group of underwriters to sell 20 million Cumulative Redeemable Minimum Rate Reset Preference Shares, Series 17 (the “Series 17 Preferred Shares”) at a price of $25.00 per share for distribution to the public. Closing of the offering is expected on or about November 23, 2016.
The holders of Series 17 Preferred Shares will be entitled to receive fixed cumulative dividends at an annual rate of $1.2875 per share, payable quarterly on the first day of March, June, September and December, as and when declared by the Board of Directors of Enbridge. The Series 17 Preferred Shares are expected to yield 5.15 per cent per annum for the initial fixed rate period to, but excluding, March 1, 2022. The first quarterly dividend payment date is scheduled for March 1, 2017. The dividend rate will reset on March 1, 2022 and every five years thereafter at a rate equal to the sum of the then five-year Canadian Government bond yield plus 4.14 per cent, provided that, in any event, such rate shall not be less than 5.15 per cent per annum. The Series 17 Preferred Shares are redeemable by Enbridge, at its option, on March 1, 2022 and on March 1 of every fifth year thereafter.
The holders of Series 17 Preferred Shares will have the right to convert their shares into Cumulative Redeemable Preference Shares, Series 18 (the “Series 18 Preferred Shares”) on March 1, 2022 and on March 1 of every fifth year thereafter, subject to certain conditions. The holders of Series 18 Preferred Shares will be entitled to receive quarterly floating rate cumulative dividends, as and when declared by the Board of Directors of Enbridge, at a rate equal to the sum of the 90-day Government of Canada Treasury bill rate plus 4.14 per cent.
Enbridge has granted to the underwriters an option to purchase up to an additional two million Series 17 Preferred Shares at a price of $25.00 per share, exercisable at any time up to 48 hours prior to the closing of the offering.
The offering is being made only in Canada by means of a prospectus supplement to the base shelf prospectus of the Company dated August 19, 2016. Proceeds are expected to be used to partially fund capital projects, to reduce existing indebtedness and for other general corporate purposes of the Company and its affiliates.
The syndicate of underwriters is led by TD Securities Inc., CIBC Capital Markets, Scotiabank, and RBC Capital Markets.
This news release does not constitute an offer to sell or a solicitation of an offer to buy the preferred shares in any jurisdiction. The preferred shares offered have not been registered under the United States Securities Act of 1933, as amended, and may not be offered or sold within the United States unless registered under the U.S. Securities Act and applicable state securities laws or an exemption from such registration is available.
About Enbridge Inc.
Enbridge Inc., a Canadian company, exists to fuel people’s quality of life, and has done so for more than 65 years. A North American leader in delivering energy, Enbridge has been ranked on the Global 100 Most Sustainable Corporations index for the past seven years. Enbridge operates the world’s longest crude oil and liquids transportation system across Canada and the U.S., and has a significant and growing involvement in natural gas gathering, transmission and midstream business, as well as an increasing involvement in power transmission. Enbridge owns and operates Canada’s largest natural gas distribution company, serving residential, commercial, and industrial customers in Ontario, Quebec, New Brunswick and New York State. Enbridge has interests in more than 2,200 megawatts of net renewable and alternative generating capacity, and continues to expand into wind, solar and geothermal power. Enbridge employs approximately 10,000 people, primarily in Canada and the U.S., and has been ranked 15 times on the annual Canada’s Top 100 Employers list, including the 2017 index.
Enbridge’s common shares trade on the Toronto and New York stock exchanges under the symbol ENB. For more information, visit www.enbridge.com.