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

Life & Banc Split Corp.

October 04, 2017 08:46 ET

Life & Banc Split Corp. Completes Treasury Offering

TORONTO, ONTARIO--(Marketwired - Oct. 4, 2017) -

Not for distribution to U.S. newswire services or for dissemination in the United States.

Life & Banc Split Corp. (TSX:LBS)(TSX:LBS.PR.A) (the "Company") is pleased to announce that it has completed the previously announced treasury offering of class A shares and preferred shares for aggregate gross proceeds of approximately $81.6 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 class A shares were offered at a price of $9.90 per share and the preferred shares were offered at a price of $10.00 per share. The 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 as of September 21, 2017, as adjusted for dividends and certain expenses accrued prior to or upon settlement of the offering.

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

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 syndicate of agents for the offering was led by RBC Capital Markets, CIBC Capital Markets, and Scotiabank and included National Bank Financial Inc., BMO Capital Markets, TD Securities Inc., GMP Securities L.P., Raymond James Ltd., Canaccord Genuity Group, Echelon Wealth Partners, Industrial Alliance Securities Inc., Desjardins Securities Inc., and Mackie Research Capital Corp.

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 traded funds, mutual 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 info@bromptongroup.com or visit our website at www.bromptongroup.com.

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.

Contact Information