SOURCE: Northland Power Inc.

Northland Power Inc.

August 31, 2015 19:01 ET

Northland Announces Reset Dividend Rate on Its Cumulative Rate Reset Preferred Shares, Series 1

TORONTO, ON--(Marketwired - August 31, 2015) - Northland Power Inc. ("Northland") (TSX: NPI) (TSX: NPI.PR.A) (TSX: NPI.PR.C) (TSX: NPI.DB.B) (TSX: NPI.DB.C) announced that pursuant to the share terms in respect of the Cumulative Rate Reset Preferred Shares, Series 1 ("Series 1 Shares"), it has determined the fixed dividend rate for the five years commencing September 30, 2015 and ending September 29, 2020. The fixed quarterly dividends on the Series 1 Shares during that period will be paid at an annual rate of 3.51% (Cdn. $0.22 per share per quarter).

Holders of Series 1 Shares have the right, at their option, exercisable not later than 5:00 pm (Toronto time) on September 15, 2015, to convert all or part of their Series 1 Shares, on a one-for-one basis, into Cumulative Floating Rate Preferred Shares, Series 2 (the "Series 2 Shares"), effective September 30, 2015. The quarterly floating rate dividends on the Series 2 Shares will be paid at an annual rate, calculated for each quarter, of 2.80% over the annual yield on 90-day Government of Canada treasury bills. The actual quarterly dividend rate in respect of the September 30, 2015 to December 30, 2015 dividend period for the Series 2 Shares will be 0.80% (3.18% on an annualized basis) and the dividend, if and when declared, for such dividend period will be Cdn. $0.20 per share, payable on December 31, 2015.

Holders of Series 1 Shares are not required to elect to convert all or any part of their Series 1 Shares into Series 2 Shares.

As provided in the share conditions of the Series 1 Shares, (i) if Northland determines that there would be fewer than 1,000,000 Series 1 Shares outstanding after September 30, 2015, all remaining Series 1 Shares will be automatically converted into Series 2 Shares on a one-for-one basis effective September 30, 2015; or (ii) if Northland determines that there would be fewer than 1,000,000 Series 2 Shares outstanding after September 30, 2015, no Series 1 Shares will be permitted to be converted into Series 2 Shares. There are currently 6,000,000 Series 1 Shares outstanding.

The Toronto Stock Exchange ("TSX") has conditionally approved the listing of the Series 2 Shares effective upon conversion. Listing of the Series 2 Shares is subject to Northland fulfilling all the listing requirements of the TSX and, upon approval, the Series 2 Shares will be listed on the TSX under the trading symbol "NPI.PR.B".

ABOUT NORTHLAND

Northland is an independent power producer founded in 1987, and publicly traded since 1997. Northland develops, builds, owns and operates facilities that produce 'clean' (natural gas) and 'green' (wind, solar, and hydro) energy, providing sustainable long-term value to shareholders, stakeholders, and host communities.

The Company owns or has a net economic interest in 1,326 MW of operating generating capacity and 1,052 MW (712 MW net to Northland) of generating capacity under construction, including a 60% equity stake in Gemini, a 600 MW offshore wind project, and an 85% equity stake in Nordsee One, a 332 MW offshore wind project, both located in the North Sea; as well as a 100 MW onshore wind farm in Grand Bend, Ontario currently in construction.

Northland's cash flows are diversified over four geographically separate regions and regulatory jurisdictions in Canada and Europe.

Northland's common shares, Series 1 and Series 3 preferred shares and Series B and Series C convertible debentures trade on the Toronto Stock Exchange under the symbols NPI, NPI.PR.A, NPI.PR.C, NPI.DB.B, and NPI.DB.C, respectively.

FORWARD-LOOKING STATEMENTS

This release contains certain forward-looking statements which are provided for the purpose of presenting information about management's current expectations and plans. Readers are cautioned that such statements may not be appropriate for other purposes. Forward-looking statements include statements that are predictive in nature, depend upon or refer to future events or conditions, or include words such as "expects," "anticipates," "plans," "believes," "estimates," "intends," "targets," "projects," "forecasts" or negative versions thereof and other similar expressions, or future or conditional verbs such as "may," "will," "should," "would" and "could." These statements may include, without limitation, statements regarding Nordsee One's construction and returns, future adjusted EBITDA, free cash flows, dividend payment and dividend payout ratios, the construction, completion, attainment of commercial operations, cost and output of development projects, plans for raising capital, and the operations, business, financial condition, priorities, ongoing objectives, strategies and outlook of Northland and its subsidiaries. These statements are based upon certain material factors or assumptions that were applied in developing the forward-looking statements, including the design specifications of development projects, the provisions of contracts to which Northland or a subsidiary is a party, management's current plans, its perception of historical trends, current conditions and expected future developments, as well as other factors that are believed to be appropriate in the circumstances. Although these forward-looking statements are based upon management's current reasonable expectations and assumptions, they are subject to numerous risks and uncertainties. Some of the factors that could cause results or events to differ from current expectations include, but are not limited to, construction risks, counterparty risks, operational risks, foreign exchange rates, regulatory risks, maritime risks for construction and operation, and the variability of revenues from generating facilities powered by intermittent renewable resources and the other factors described in the "Risks and Uncertainties" section of Northland's 2014 Annual Report and Annual Information Form, both of which can be found at www.sedar.com under Northland's profile and on Northland's website www.northlandpower.ca. Northland's actual results could differ materially from those expressed in, or implied by, these forward-looking statements and, accordingly, no assurances can be given that any of the events anticipated by the forward-looking statements will transpire or occur.

The forward-looking statements contained in this release are based on assumptions that were considered reasonable on August 31, 2015. Other than as specifically required by law, Northland undertakes no obligation to update any forward-looking statements to reflect events or circumstances after such date or to reflect the occurrence of unanticipated events, whether as a result of new information, future events or results, or otherwise.

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