New Issue: NA FixedReset, 4.60%+458, NVCC-Compliant

Jan 12 05:01 2018 Print This Article

National Bank of Canada has announced:

that it has entered into an agreement with a group of underwriters led by National Bank Financial Inc. for the issuance on a bought deal basis of 8 million non-cumulative 5-year rate reset first preferred shares series 40 (non-viability contingent capital (NVCC)) (the “Series 40 Preferred Shares”) at a price of $25.00 per share, to raise gross proceeds of $200 million.

National Bank has granted the underwriters an option to purchase, on the same terms, up to an additional 4 million Series 40 Preferred Shares. This option is exercisable in whole or in part by the underwriters at any time up to two business days prior to closing. The gross proceeds raised under the offering will be $300 million should this option be exercised in full.

The Series 40 Preferred Shares will yield 4.60% annually, payable quarterly, as and when declared by the Board of Directors of National Bank, for the initial period ending May 15, 2023. The first of such dividends, if declared, shall be payable on May 15, 2018. Thereafter, the dividend rate will reset every five years at a level of 258 basis points over the then 5-year Government of Canada bond yield. Subject to regulatory approval, National Bank may redeem the Series 40 Preferred Shares in whole or in part at par on May 15, 2023 and on May 15 every five years thereafter.

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