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

November 19, 2013 09:56 ET

Dividend 15 Split Corp. II: Successful Overnight Offering Completed

TORONTO, ONTARIO--(Marketwired - Nov. 19, 2013) - Dividend 15 Split Corp. II ("Dividend 15 II") is pleased to announce that it has completed the overnight marketing of up to 1,550,000 Preferred Shares and up to 1,550,000 Class A Shares. Total proceeds of the offering are expected to be approximately $28.3 million. The Company has granted the dealers an overallotment of 232,500 units if exercised, bringing the total to $32.5 million. The offering was co-led by National Bank Financial Inc., CIBC World Markets Inc. and RBC Capital Markets and also included BMO Nesbitt Burns Inc., TD Securities Inc., GMP Securities L.P. and Canaccord Genuity Corp. The sales period of this overnight offering has now ended.

The Preferred Shares will be offered at a price of $10.00 per Preferred Share to yield 5.25% and the Class A Shares will be offered at a price of $8.25 per Class A Share to yield 13.51%. The closing price of each of the Preferred Shares and the Class A Shares on November 18, 2013 on the TSX was $10.12 and $9.03, respectively.

The proceeds of the secondary offering, net of expenses and the Underwriters' fee, 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. These are currently among the highest dividend-yielding securities in the S&P/TSX 60 Index:

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 initially 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 Company will today file an amended and restated short form preliminary prospectus in each of the provinces of Canada with respect to the offering. The offering is only made by prospectus. The prospectus contains detailed information about securities being offered. A copy of the amended and restated preliminary short form prospectus is available from one of the syndicate members listed above. Investors should read the prospectus before making an investment decision.

Commissions, trailing commissions, management fees and expenses all may be associated with mutual fund investments. Investors should read the prospectus before investing. Mutual funds are not guaranteed, their values change frequently and past performance may not be repeated.

For further information, please contact Investor Relations at 416-304-4443, toll free at 1-877-4-Quadra (1-877-478-2372), or visit www.dividend15.com.

Contact Information

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