Life & Banc Split Corp.
TSX : LBS
TSX : LBS.PR.A

Life & Banc Split Corp.

April 07, 2015 08:46 ET

Life & Banc Split Corp. Completes Treasury Offering

TORONTO, ONTARIO--(Marketwired - April 7, 2015) -

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Life & Banc Split Corp. (the "Company") (TSX:LBS)(TSX:LBS.PR.A) is pleased to announce that it has completed a treasury offering of 1,300,000 class A shares and 1,300,000 preferred shares for aggregate gross proceeds of approximately $25.5 million. The class A shares and preferred shares will continue to trade on the Toronto Stock Exchange under the existing symbols LBS (class A shares) and LBS.PR.A (preferred shares).

The Company invests in a portfolio of common shares of the six largest Canadian banks ("Banks") and the four major publicly traded Canadian life insurance companies ("Lifecos"). Currently, the portfolio consists of common shares of the following Banks and Lifecos:

The Bank of Nova Scotia Royal Bank of Canada
National Bank of Canada Industrial Alliance Insurance and Financial Services Inc.
The Toronto-Dominion Bank Great-West Lifeco Inc.
Canadian Imperial Bank of Commerce Manulife Financial Corporation
Bank of Montreal Sun Life Financial Inc.

The class A shares were offered at a price of $9.55 and the preferred shares were offered at a price of $10.05. The final class A and preferred share offering prices were determined so as to be non-dilutive to the net asset value per unit of the Company on March 26, 2015, as adjusted for dividends accrued prior to or upon settlement of the offering.

The syndicate of agents for the offering was led by RBC Capital Markets, CIBC, Scotiabank, and TD Securities Inc., and includes BMO Capital Markets, National Bank Financial Inc., GMP Securities L.P., Raymond James Ltd., Canaccord Genuity Corp., Desjardins Securities Inc., Dundee Securities Ltd., Haywood Securities Inc., Industrial Alliance Securities Inc. and Mackie Research Capital Corporation.

About Brompton Funds

Brompton Funds, a division of Brompton Group, is an experienced investment fund manager operating since 2002. Brompton is focused on meeting the needs of investors by offering low cost, innovative products with client friendly terms and supported by strong corporate governance. 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 info@bromptongroup.com or visit our website at www.bromptongroup.com.

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.

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 platform (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 Company. 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.

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.

Contact Information

  • 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 info@bromptongroup.com
    or visit our website at www.bromptongroup.com.