Dividend 15 Split Corp. II
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Dividend 15 Split Corp. II

April 22, 2015 15:29 ET

Dividend 15 Split Corp. II: Announces Overnight Offering

TORONTO, ONTARIO--(Marketwired - April 22, 2015) - Dividend 15 Split Corp. II (the "Company") is pleased to announce it has filed a preliminary short form prospectus in each of the provinces of Canada with respect to an offering of Preferred Shares and Class A Shares of the Company. The offering will be co-led by National Bank Financial Inc., CIBC, RBC Capital Markets and will also include Scotia Capital Inc., TD Securities Inc., BMO Capital Markets, GMP Securities L.P., Canaccord Genuity Corp., Dundee Securities, Raymond James, Desjardins Securities Inc., Mackie Research Capital Corporation and Manulife Securities Incorporated.

The Preferred Shares will be offered at a price of $10.00 per Preferred Share to yield 5.25% on the issue price and the Class A Shares will be offered at a price of $8.60 per Class A Share to yield 13.95% on the issue price. The closing price on the TSX of each of the Preferred Shares and the Class A Shares on April 21, 2015 was $10.20 and $8.96, respectively.

Since inception of the Company, the aggregate dividends paid on the Preferred Shares have been $4.40 per share and the aggregate dividends paid on the Class A Shares have been $9.20 per share, for a combined total of $13.60 unit. All distributions to date have been made in tax advantage eligible Canadian dividends or capital gains dividends.

The net proceeds of the offering will be used by the Company to invest in an actively managed portfolio of dividend-yielding common shares which includes each of the 15 Canadian companies listed below:

Bank of Montreal Enbridge Inc. TELUS Corporation
The Bank of Nova Scotia Manulife Financial Corp. Thomson-Reuters Corporation
BCE Inc. National Bank of Canada The Toronto-Dominion Bank
Canadian Imperial Bank of Commerce Royal Bank of Canada TransAlta Corporation
CI Financial Corp. Sun Life Financial Inc. TransCanada Corporation

The Company's investment objectives are:

Preferred Shares:

  1. to provide holders of the Preferred Shares with fixed, cumulative preferential monthly cash dividends in the amount of $0.04375 per Preferred Share to yield 5.25% per annum on the original issue price; and
  2. on or about December 1, 2019, to pay the holders of the Preferred Shares the original issue price of those shares.

Class A Shares:

  1. to provide holders of the Class A Shares with regular monthly cash dividends currently targeted to be $0.10 per Class A; and
  2. on or about December 1, 2019, to pay the holders of Class A Shares at least the original issue price of those shares.

The sales period of this overnight offering will end at 9:00 a.m. (EST) on April 23, 2015.

A preliminary short form prospectus containing important information relating to the Preferred Shares and the Class A Shares has been filed with securities commissions or similar authorities in all provinces of Canada. The preliminary short form prospectus is still subject to completion or amendment. Copies of the preliminary short form prospectus may be obtained from your registered financial advisor using the contact information for such advisor, or from representatives of the underwriters listed above. There will not be any sale or any acceptance of an offer to buy the Preferred Shares or the Class A Shares until a receipt for the final short form prospectus has been issued.

Contact Information

  • Dividend 15 Split Corp. II
    Investor Relations
    416-304-4443
    Toll Free: 1-877-4-Quadra (1-877-478-2372)
    www.dividend15.com