CALGARY, Alberta, Dec. 14, 2017 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) —
Senior Unsecured Note Offering
Tidewater Midstream and Infrastructure Ltd. (“Tidewater” or the “Corporation”) (TSX:TWM) is pleased to announce that it has agreed to issue $125 million of 6.75% senior unsecured notes due December 19, 2022 (the “Notes”) by way of private placement (the “Private Placement”). The Notes will be issued at a price of $994.79 per $1,000 principal amount. The Private Placement is expected to close December 19, 2017, subject to the satisfaction of customary closing conditions.
Tidewater intends to use the net proceeds from the Private Placement for a non-permanent repayment of indebtedness under Tidewater’s existing credit facility, drawn to fund its various capital projects, and for general corporate purposes. Assuming closing of the Private Placement, Tidewater will be fully funded to execute on its recently announced Deep Cut Montney Sour Gas Plant and 120 km natural gas pipeline from the Corporation’s Brazeau River Complex. Funding requirements will vary depending on whether Tidewater’s anchor tenants exercise their working interest options in these projects.
CIBC Capital Markets acted as sole book-runner and co-lead agent for the Private Placement along with a syndicate that included National Bank Financial Inc. as co-lead agent, AltaCorp Capital Inc., Macquarie Capital Markets Canada Ltd., RBC Dominion Securities Inc., Cormark Securities Inc., Raymond James Ltd. and Scotia Capital Inc.
The Notes will not be qualified for distribution to the public under the securities laws of any province or territory of Canada and may not be offered or sold in Canada, directly or indirectly, other than pursuant to applicable private placement exemptions. The Notes will not be registered under the U.S. Securities Act of 1933, as amended, and may not be offered or sold in the United States absent registration or an applicable exemption from the registration requirements of such Act. This press release shall not constitute an offer to sell or the solicitation of an offer to buy the Notes in any jurisdiction.
Amendment to Credit Facility
Tidewater has amended its existing credit facility to allow for the Private Placement which includes an amendment to its consolidated debt/EBITDA covenant to 4.5x and the introduction of a consolidated senior debt/EBITDA covenant of 3.5x.
The Corporation’s Business
Tidewater is traded on the TSX under the symbol “TWM”. Tidewater’s business objective is to build a diversified midstream and infrastructure company in the North American natural gas and natural gas liquids (“NGL”) space. Its strategy is to profitably grow and create shareholder value through the acquisition and development of oil and gas infrastructure. Tidewater plans to achieve its business objective by providing customers with a full service, vertically integrated value chain through the acquisition and development of oil and gas infrastructure including: gas plants, pipelines, railcars, trucks, export terminals and storage facilities.