BAM Split Corp.
TSX : BNA

BAM Split Corp.

November 22, 2010 11:15 ET

BAM Split Corp. Announces $110,000,000 Public Offering of Class AA Preferred Shares, Series 5

TORONTO, ONTARIO--(Marketwire - Nov. 22, 2010) -

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BAM Split Corp. (the "Company") (TSX:BNA) announced today that it has entered into an agreement to sell $110,000,000 principal amount of Class AA Preferred Shares, Series 5 (the "Series 5 Preferred Shares"), with an underwriters' option to purchase an additional $15,000,000 principal amount of Series 5 Preferred Shares, to a syndicate of underwriters co-led by Scotia Capital Inc., CIBC World Markets Inc., RBC Capital Markets, and TD Securities Inc. on a bought deal basis. Closing of the offering is expected to occur on or about December 10, 2010. The Series 5 Preferred Shares will carry a fixed coupon of 4.85% and will have a final maturity of December 10, 2017. The Series 5 Preferred Shares have a provisional rating of Pfd-2 (low) from DBRS. The net proceeds of the offering will be used to pay a special cash dividend to holders of the Company's Capital Shares.

BAM Split Corp. owns a portfolio consisting of 53,160,644 Class A Limited Voting Shares of Brookfield Asset Management Inc. (the "Brookfield Shares") which is expected to yield quarterly dividends that are sufficient to fund quarterly fixed cumulative preferential dividends for the holders of the company's Preferred Shares and to enable the holders of the company's Capital Shares to participate in any capital appreciation of the Brookfield Shares. Brookfield, focused on property, renewable power and infrastructure assets, has over U.S. $100 billion of assets under management and is co-listed on the New York and Toronto Stock Exchanges under the symbol BAM and on the NYSE Euronext under the symbol BAMA.

Derek E. Gorgi, Chief Financial Officer, will be available at (416) 359-8590 to answer any questions regarding the offering.

This news release contains "forward-looking information" within the meaning of Canadian provincial securities laws and regulations. The words "expected", "will", "agreed" and "enable" and other expressions which are predictions of or indicate future events, trends or prospects and which do not relate to historical matters or identify forward-looking information. Forward-looking information in this news release includes statements with regard to the use of proceeds of the offering, post-offering transactions between the Company and BAM Investments and quarterly dividends from the company's portfolio of Brookfield Shares which are expected to fund quarterly fixed cumulative preferential dividends for holders of the company's Preferred Shares and to enable holders of its Capital Shares to participate in any capital appreciation of the Brookfield Shares. Although the Company believes that the anticipated future results or achievements expressed or implied by the forward-looking information and statements are based upon reasonable assumptions and expectations, the reader should not place undue reliance on the forward-looking information and statements because they involve known and unknown risks, uncertainties and other factors which may cause the actual results, performance or achievements of the company to differ materially from anticipated future results, performance or achievement expressed or implied by such forward-looking information and statements. Factors that could cause actual results to differ materially from those contemplated or implied by the forward-looking information and statements include: the behaviour of financial markets, including fluctuations in interest and exchange rates, availability of equity and debt financing and other risks and factors detailed from time to time in the Company's other documents filed with the Canadian securities regulators. We caution that the foregoing list of important factors that may affect future results is not exhaustive. When relying on our forward-looking information to make decisions with respect to the Company, investors and others should carefully consider the foregoing factors and other uncertainties and potential events. Except as may be required by law, the Company undertakes no obligation to publicly update or revise any forward-looking information or statements, whether written or oral, that may be as a result of new information, future events or otherwise. Reference should be made to the Company's most recent Annual Information Form for a description of the major risk factors.

Contact Information

  • BAM Split Corp.
    Derek E. Gorgi
    Chief Financial Officer
    (416) 359-8590