Financial 15 Split Corp.
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Financial 15 Split Corp.

December 02, 2014 09:31 ET

Financial 15 Split Corp. Announces Successful Overnight Offering

TORONTO, ONTARIO--(Marketwired - Dec. 2, 2014) - Financial 15 Split Corp. (the "Company") is pleased to announce it has completed the overnight marketing of up to 1,939,000 Preferred Shares and up to 1,939,000 Class A Shares. Total proceeds of the offering are expected to be approximately $38.3 million.

The offering is being co-led by National Bank Financial Inc., CIBC, RBC Capital Markets and will also include Scotia Capital Inc., BMO Capital Markets, GMP Securities L.P., Canaccord Genuity Corp. and Raymond James.

The sales period of the 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 $9.75 per Class A Share to yield 15.5%. The closing price on the TSX of each of the Preferred Shares and the Class A Shares on December 1, 2014 was $10.08 and $9.98, respectively.

The net proceeds of the secondary offering will be used by the Company to invest in an actively managed, high quality portfolio consisting of 15 financial services companies made up of Canadian and U.S. issuers as follows:

Bank of Montreal National Bank of Canada Bank of America Corp.
The Bank of Nova Scotia Manulife Financial Corporation Citigroup Inc.
Canadian Imperial Bank of Commerce Sun Life Financial Services of Canada Inc. Goldman Sachs Group Inc.
Royal Bank of Canada Great-West Lifeco Inc. JP Morgan Chase & Co.
The Toronto-Dominion Bank CI Financial Corp. Wells Fargo & Co.

The Company's investment objectives are:

Preferred Shares:

  1. to provide holders of the Preferred Shares with fixed, cumulative preferential monthly cash dividends currently in the amount of $0.04375 per Preferred Share to yield 5.25% annually, to be set by the Board of Directors annually subject to a minimum of 5.25% until 2020; and
  2. on or about the termination date, currently December 1, 2020 (subject to further 5 year extensions thereafter), to pay the holders of the Preferred Shares $10.00 per Preferred Share.

Class A Shares:

  1. to provide holders of the Class A Shares with regular monthly cash dividends in an amount to be determined by the Board of the Directors and currently targeted to be $0.1257 per Class A Share; and
  2. to permit holders to participate in all growth in the net asset value of the Company above $10 per Unit, by paying holders on or about the termination date of December 1, 2020 (subject to further 5 year extensions thereafter) such amounts as remain in the Company after paying $10 per Preferred Share.

The Company will today file an amended and restated preliminary short form prospectus, containing important information relating to the Preferred Shares and Class A Shares, with securities commissions or similar authorities in all provinces of Canada. The amended and restated preliminary short form prospectus is still subject to completion or amendment. Copies of the amended and restated 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. Investors should read the prospectus before making an investment decision. There will not be any sale or any acceptance of an offer to buy the securities until a receipt for the final prospectus has been issued.

Contact Information

  • Financial 15 Split Corp.
    Investor Relations
    416-304-4443 or Toll free at 1-877-4-Quadra (1-877-478-2372)
    www.financial15.com