TORONTO, ONTARIO--(Marketwired - Sept. 9, 2016) -
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Dividend Growth Split Corp. (the "Company") (TSX:DGS) (TSX:DGS.PR.A) is pleased to announce that the Company's treasury offering of class A and preferred shares has been priced at $6.75 per class A share and $10.25 per preferred share. The final class A and preferred share offering prices were determined so as to be non-dilutive to the most recently calculated net asset value per unit of the Company, as adjusted for dividends and certain expenses to be accrued prior to or upon settlement of the offering, and voluntary payment of certain costs of the offering by the Manager. Gross proceeds of the offering are expected to be approximately $25 million.
The Company invests in a portfolio of common shares of high quality, large capitalization companies, which have among the highest dividend growth rates of those companies included in the S&P/TSX Composite Index. Currently, the portfolio consists of common shares of the following 20 companies:
|Great-West Lifeco Inc.
||The Bank of Nova Scotia
||CI Financial Corp.
||Shaw Communications Inc.
|Industrial Alliance Insurance and Financial Services Inc.
||Canadian Imperial Bank of Commerce
||IGM Financial Inc.
|Manulife Financial Corporation
||National Bank of Canada
||Power Corporation of Canada
||Canadian Utilities Limited
|Sun Life Financial Inc.
||Royal Bank of Canada
|Bank of Montreal
||The Toronto-Dominion Bank
||Rogers Communications Inc.
The Company intends to file a prospectus supplement to the short form base shelf prospectus dated April 28, 2016 in each of the provinces and territories of Canada in connection with the offering. The offering is expected to close on or about September 16, 2016 and is subject to customary closing conditions including approval from the Toronto Stock Exchange.
The syndicate of agents for the offering is being led by RBC Capital Markets, CIBC and Scotiabank and includes TD Securities Inc. BMO Capital Markets, National Bank Financial Inc., GMP Securities L.P., Canaccord Genuity Corp., Desjardins Securities Inc., Raymond James Ltd., Echelon Wealth Partners Inc., Haywood Securities Inc., Industrial Alliance Securities Inc. and Mackie Research Capital Corporation.
About Brompton Funds
Brompton Funds, a division of Brompton Group which was founded in 2000, is an experienced investment fund manager with approximately $2 billion in assets under management. Brompton's investment solutions include TSX listed closed-end funds, mutual funds, hedge funds and flow-through limited partnerships. For further information, please contact your investment advisor, call Brompton's investor relations line at 416-642-6000 (toll-free at 1-866-642-6001), email firstname.lastname@example.org or visit our website at www.bromptongroup.com.
A short form base shelf prospectus containing important detailed information about the securities being offered has been filed with securities commissions or similar authorities in each of the provinces and territories of Canada. Copies of the short form base shelf prospectus may be obtained from a member of the syndicate. The Company intends to file a supplement to the short form base shelf prospectus and investors should read the short form base shelf prospectus and the prospectus supplement before making an investment decision. There will not be any sale or any acceptance of an offer to buy the securities being offered until the prospectus supplement has been filed with the Securities Commissions or similar authorities in each of the provinces and territories of Canada.
You will usually pay brokerage fees to your dealer if you purchase or sell shares of the Company on the Toronto Stock Exchange or other alternative Canadian trading system (an "exchange"). If the shares are purchased or sold on an exchange, investors may pay more than the current net asset value when buying shares of the Company and may receive less than the current net asset value when selling them.
There are ongoing fees and expenses associated with owning shares of an investment fund. An investment fund must prepare disclosure documents that contain key information about the fund. You can find more detailed information about the Company in the public filings available at www.sedar.com. Investment funds are not guaranteed, their values change frequently and past performance may not be repeated.
Certain statements contained in this document constitute forward-looking information within the meaning of Canadian securities laws. Forward-looking information may relate to matters disclosed in this document and to other matters identified in public filings relating to the Company, to the future outlook of the Company and anticipated events or results and may include statements regarding the future financial performance of the Company. In some cases, forward-looking information can be identified by terms such as "may", "will", "should", "expect", "plan", "anticipate", "believe", "intend", "estimate", "predict", "potential", "continue" or other similar expressions concerning matters that are not historical facts. Actual results may vary from such forward-looking information. Investors should not place undue reliance on forward-looking statements. These forward-looking statements are made as of the date hereof and we assume no obligation to update or revise them to reflect new events or circumstances.
The securities offered have not been 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 any applicable exemption from the registration requirements. This news release does not constitute an offer to sell or the solicitation of an offer to buy securities nor will there be any sale of such securities in any state in which such offer, solicitation or sale would be unlawful.